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Kaka Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Kaka Point Surf Forecast / Catlins / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Thursday 25 Feb 2021 NZDT
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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 15.7 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 12.7 max: 14.1 min: 11.2 °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 15.7 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 12.7 max: 14.1 min: 11.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Recent cross-shore wind 5 km from Kaka Point has fallen light (light winds from the ENE at NuggetPointAws). Waves should be turning clean at Kaka Point. 1.2m 7 s period swell from S

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Light
9 km/h
ENE
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Kaka Point this week:

The surf forecast for Kaka Point over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Feb 26) at 4AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.0m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 7s. Another secondary swell of 0.4m and 13s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Kaka Point in the next 7 days are 1.2m 19s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Feb 28) at 10PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.7m 9s period and expected on Thursday (Mar 04) at 1PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 4AM (Fri 26th Feb)3.5ft (1.0m) 8s
Best Surf 7AM (Mon 1st Mar)4ft (1.2m) 18s
Most Powerful10PM (Sun 28th Feb)4ft (1.2m) 19s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Kaka Point over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thu
04
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
0.6
SW
1
S
0.9
ENE
0.6
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.4
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.3
SW
0.7
ENE
0.6
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
2.1
ENE
1.6
ENE
1.5
E
1.7
ENE
1.1
ENE
1.2
ENE
1.1
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.8
SW
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10
SW
10
SE
15
NE
10
NNE
20
ENE
15
NE
5
ENE
15
E
10
ENE
5
NE
15
E
15
NE
10
NE
30
ENE
20
NE
10
NNW
10
ESE
10
NNW
5
ENE
10
NE
15
NW
30
WNW
30
W
cross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
on
oncross-
on
onononglassoncross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
crosscross-
on
crossononcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
2:40PM
2.26
3:07AM
2.33
3:23PM
2.35
3:50AM
2.40
4:06PM
2.43
4:34AM
2.46
4:49PM
2.49
5:16AM
2.49
5:34PM
2.52
6:00AM
2.50
6:21PM
2.52
6:46AM
2.48
7:13PM
2.47
7:37AM
2.42
8:56PM
0.77
9:20AM
0.78
9:40PM
0.66
10:02AM
0.69
10:24PM
0.58
10:44AM
0.63
11:08PM
0.54
11:28AM
0.60
11:54PM
0.55
12:14PM
0.62
12:41AM
0.61
1:04PM
0.67
1:32AM
0.70

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

Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thu
04
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partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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7:09--7:11--7:11--7:13--7:15--7:16--7:18--7:20-
-8:37--8:35--8:32--8:30--8:29--8:27--8:25--8:23

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Fri afternoon, min 10°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Tue morning, min 11°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue morning, fresh winds from the WNW by Thu morning).

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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 7 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.