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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 12 pm Monday 28 Sep 2020 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 11.0 °C (Statistics for 28 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 9.3 max: 10.5 min: 8.0 °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 11.0 °C (Statistics for 28 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 9.3 max: 10.5 min: 8.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Kaka Point (fresh winds from the W at NuggetPointAws 5 km from Kaka Point). 4.2m 13 s period wind swell from SW is too big

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Actual: 42 min ago

Strong
37 km/h
W
Offshore
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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 Monday (Sep 28) at 7PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 3.0m and 13s period. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Kaka Point in the next 7 days are 6.0m 16s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Sep 29) at 1PM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.3m 8s period and expected on Saturday (Oct 03) at 4PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7PM (Mon 28th Sep)10ft (3.0m) 13s
Best Surf 7PM (Mon 28th Sep)10ft (3.0m) 13s
Most Powerful 1PM (Tue 29th Sep)20ft (6.0m) 16s

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(?)
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Monday
28
Tuesday
29
Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
Friday
02
Saturday
03
Sunday
04
Mon
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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1.8
SW
2.4
SW
3.5
SW
5.5
SSW
5.5
S
5
S
4
S
3.5
S
3
S
2.2
S
1.8
S
1.3
S
0.8
SSE
0.6
S
0.4
SW
0.8
SW
1.2
SW
2.1
SW
1.2
SW
1.8
SW
2.1
SW
1.3
SW
1.2
SW
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20
WNW
30
WSW
35
W
40
SW
35
WSW
30
WSW
25
WNW
25
W
15
WNW
10
NW
10
NNE
10
NNW
15
NNW
10
NNE
20
NW
15
WNW
35
WNW
20
WSW
20
WSW
25
W
20
W
10
NNW
10
NNE
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off
offoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffcrosscross-
on
1:41PM
2.28
2:01AM
2.29
2:26PM
2.31
2:44AM
2.32
3:07PM
2.33
3:23AM
2.35
3:44PM
2.36
3:59AM
2.37
4:18PM
2.37
4:33AM
2.38
4:51PM
2.37
5:06AM
2.37
7:53PM
0.92
8:14AM
0.83
8:37PM
0.86
8:57AM
0.80
9:16PM
0.83
9:36AM
0.79
9:53PM
0.82
10:13AM
0.80
10:28PM
0.83
10:48AM
0.84
11:02PM
0.86
11:22AM
0.89

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

Monday
28
Tuesday
29
Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
Friday
02
Saturday
03
Sunday
04
Mon
05
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light rain
partially cloudy
light snow
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
heavy rain
heavy rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
light rain
heavy rain
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7:16--7:13--7:11--7:09--7:07--7:05--7:03--7:03-
-7:45--7:46--7:49--7:50--7:51--7:52--7:53--7:54

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm) heaviest on Mon morning, then becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Tue morning. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Thu afternoon, min 1°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Mon night, light winds from the N by Thu afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 66mm), heaviest during Sun morning. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Sat afternoon, min 6°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WNW on Sat afternoon, calm by Mon 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 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.