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Kaka Point Surf Forecast / Catlins / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Sunday 26 Jun 2022 NZST
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Kaka Point surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Kaka Point sea temperature is 10.7 °C (Statistics for 26 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 9.4 max: 11.2 min: 8.2 °C)
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Kaka Point surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Kaka Point sea temperature is 10.7 °C (Statistics for 26 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 9.4 max: 11.2 min: 8.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Kaka Point (light winds from the NNW at Nugget Point Automatic Weather Station 5 km from Kaka Point).

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Light
15 km/h
NNW
Cross-Shore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Kaka Point this week:

The surf forecast for Kaka Point over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Jun 26) at 12PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.3m and 16s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 12s. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Kaka Point in the next 12 days are 4.5m 15s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Jul 02) at 9AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.3m 6s period and expected on Monday (Jun 27) at 9AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12PM (Sun 26th Jun)4.5ft (1.3m) 16s
Best Surf 9AM (Sat 2nd Jul)15ft (4.5m) 15s
Most Powerful 9AM (Sat 2nd Jul)15ft (4.5m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Kaka Point over the next 12 days.

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Sunday
26
Monday
27
Tuesday
28
Wednesday
29
Thursday
30
Friday
01
Saturday
02
Sunday
03
Monday
04
Tuesday
05
Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
433442211243223323111131111341111454453345
Swell
Height Map
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.3
SSW
0.9
SW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.7
S
0.9
SSW
1.3
SSW
0.9
SW
0.8
SW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SW
0.9
SSW
1.1
SSW
0.8
SSW
4.5
SW
4
SW
2.2
SSW
3.5
SSW
4
SW
2.4
SSW
2.5
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.1
SSW
2.1
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.5
SSW
2.2
SSW
Period(s) (?)161616151414988141413121615141518151515141415151616171616151515151516
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)91592690460070129316611257286672286184436309367522427831376352066441364672349279239564562381125882082205515078408189112503
Wind
(km/h)
10
NW
10
N
10
NNW
15
W
15
WSW
10
SSE
5
E
15
ENE
10
NW
15
NNW
10
N
10
NW
15
NNW
10
N
10
W
20
SW
25
SW
20
WSW
20
WNW
30
W
35
WNW
30
W
30
W
25
WNW
25
W
15
WNW
15
NNW
15
NNW
15
NW
15
NNW
10
NNW
5
NNE
10
ENE
10
SSE
20
SW
20
W
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
offcrossononcross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossoffoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrossglassoncrosscross-
off
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
1:20PM
2.29
1:39AM
2.28
2:04PM
2.30
2:21AM
2.28
2:46PM
2.30
3:00AM
2.27
3:25PM
2.29
3:37AM
2.25
4:04PM
2.27
4:13AM
2.22
4:40PM
2.24
4:49AM
2.19
5:17PM
2.22
5:27AM
2.17
5:54PM
2.19
6:08AM
2.15
6:34PM
2.17
6:53AM
2.14
7:19PM
2.15
7:42AM
2.15
8:09PM
2.15
8:37AM
2.16
9:06PM
2.17
Low Tide
/ height (m)
7:33PM
1.05
7:52AM
0.98
8:16PM
1.04
8:33AM
0.96
8:57PM
1.03
9:13AM
0.94
9:35PM
1.01
9:51AM
0.93
10:12PM
1.00
10:29AM
0.92
10:48PM
1.00
11:07AM
0.92
11:26PM
1.00
11:47AM
0.93
12:06AM
1.00
12:30PM
0.94
12:49AM
1.01
1:16PM
0.96
1:36AM
1.03
2:05PM
0.98
2:28AM
1.04
2:57PM
0.99

Note: the tide data above is for Nugget Point, New Zealand which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Kaka Point.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Kaka Point blow from the WSW

Sunday
26
Monday
27
Tuesday
28
Wednesday
29
Thursday
30
Friday
01
Saturday
02
Sunday
03
Monday
04
Tuesday
05
Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C911999878658681075657999910111210101199108998
Low °C7108897772274486554598899101189107888888
Chill °C (?)710777666426469512135555791088978107764
Sunrise8:25--8:25--8:25--8:25--8:25--8:25--8:25--8:23--8:23--8:23--8:23--8:22--
Sunset-5:00--5:00--5:01--5:01--5:02--5:02--5:04--5:05--5:05--5:06--5:06--5:07-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Mon morning. Very mild (max 11°C on Sun afternoon, min 2°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Thu night. Very mild (max 10°C on Thu afternoon, min 2°C on Wed morning). Winds increasing (calm on Wed afternoon, fresh winds from the SW by Fri afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Very mild (max 12°C on Mon afternoon, min 5°C on Sat morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the W on Sat night, light winds from the NW by Mon afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Thu afternoon. Very mild (max 11°C on Tue afternoon, min 7°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed afternoon, fresh winds from the SSW by Thu afternoon).

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Information about the Kaka Point Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Kaka Point provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Kaka Point can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Kaka Point surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Kaka Point) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Kaka Point may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Kaka Point is 81 km (50 miles) from Dunedin. If you plan a holiday in Catlins, look for hotels and other accommodation in Dunedin. Dunedin has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.