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Kaka Point surf Forecast / Catlins / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Friday 23 Feb 2024 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 15.4°C (Statistics for 23 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 12.8 °C max: 14.5 °C 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 15.4°C (Statistics for 23 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 12.8 °C max: 14.5 °C min: 11.2 °C)


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 Friday (Feb 23) at 7AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.0m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 10s. Another secondary swell of 0.4m and 3s is also forecast. 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 1.4m 13s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Feb 27) at 4PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.8m 5s period and expected on Tuesday (Feb 27) at 10AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7AM (Fri 23rd Feb)3.5ft (1.0m) 13s
Best Surf 1PM (Tue 27th Feb)4.5ft (1.3m) 14s
Most Powerful 4PM (Tue 27th Feb)4.5ft (1.4m) 13s

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

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Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
01
Saturday
02
Sunday
03
Monday
04
Tue
05
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
Rating
(10 max)
0
0
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.8
SW
1
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
1
S
1
S
1.2
S
1.1
S
1
S
0.6
S
1.1
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.2
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.6
SW
0.8
S
0.7
SW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.6
SW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SW
1.4
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.6
SW
4.5
SW
1.2
SSW
1.4
SSW
1
S
Period(s) (?)11131415141312131212111010141312131312101414141313151518161615141315149
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)134368413411299151127352306387279206694537004332362221061272002502722531303393401165106887068310946396584777162
Wind
(km/h)
5
N
10
N
20
ENE
10
NNE
10
N
25
SW
20
W
20
WSW
20
SSW
5
NNW
10
NNW
15
ENE
5
E
20
SW
20
SSW
10
NW
5
N
15
E
5
NNE
5
NW
10
ESE
5
NNE
5
N
15
ENE
10
N
5
WNW
10
SSE
20
SSW
5
ESE
15
ENE
5
WSW
25
WSW
35
WSW
20
W
15
NW
15
WNW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
glasscrossoncross-
on
cross-
on
offcross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscrossoncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
glasscross-
on
oncrosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
onoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
3:21AM
2.27
3:35PM
2.28
3:59AM
2.29
4:11PM
2.30
4:34AM
2.31
4:45PM
2.31
5:06AM
2.31
5:17PM
2.31
5:37AM
2.31
5:50PM
2.30
6:08AM
2.29
6:24PM
2.28
6:41AM
2.26
7:02PM
2.25
7:18AM
2.21
7:46PM
2.20
8:03AM
2.16
8:38PM
2.15
8:59AM
2.10
9:40PM
2.12
10:06AM
2.07
10:50PM
2.12
11:17AM
2.08
Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:31AM
0.88
9:49PM
0.80
10:07AM
0.85
10:25PM
0.78
10:41AM
0.83
11:00PM
0.80
11:14AM
0.85
11:33PM
0.83
11:47AM
0.88
12:07AM
0.88
12:21PM
0.93
12:42AM
0.95
12:58PM
0.98
1:21AM
1.01
1:39PM
1.03
2:04AM
1.08
2:26PM
1.08
2:55AM
1.13
3:22PM
1.10
3:53AM
1.16
4:27PM
1.09
5:01AM
1.13
5:36PM
1.02
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
01
Saturday
02
Sunday
03
Monday
04
Tue
05
Sunrise-7:05--7:07--7:07--7:09--7:11--7:13--7:13--7:16--7:16--7:18--7:20--7:20-
Sunset--8:40--8:39--8:37--8:36--8:34--8:31--8:30--8:29--8:27--8:24--8:22--8:21
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Rain (mm)
-----831----61-------------42--1----
Temp. °C111918142119131415101617131214111313121414121516141918131113121213101620
Feels °C (?)101614121916109109131412799101010121211131312181613910125531116

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Sat afternoon. Warm (max 21°C on Sat morning, min 10°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Very mild (max 17°C on Mon afternoon, min 9°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Sat morning, min 10°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Warm (max 20°C on Tue afternoon, min 8°C on Mon night). Mainly fresh winds.

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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.

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