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Kakanui River Mouth ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.3

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Kakanui River Mouth Surf Guide

Kakanui River Mouth in N Otago is an exposed beach/River Bar break that is usually a safe bet and works all around the year. Ideal winds are from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Be warned that sharks have been sighted.

Kakanui River Mouth Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
very consistent11.5°C

Surfing Kakanui River Mouth:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kakanui River Mouth occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Kakanui River Mouth sea temperature, Kakanui River Mouth photographs, Kakanui River Mouth detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Kakanui River Mouth webcams, current wind from Otago live weather stations and Kakanui River Mouth tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Kakanui River Mouth

Kakanui River Mouth Surf:

Friday, 29 May 2020, 18:28 Local time
Friday 29Sat
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 5
NW 10
Wind State cross-
glass cross-

Tide Times:

For All Day Bay, 3 km from Kakanui River Mouth.

IS AT (local time)

Kakanui River Mouth Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Oamaru, 9 km from Kakanui River Mouth.


Air temperature
7.7 °C

Current weather near Kakanui River Mouth

Overall Kakanui River Mouth Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Surf stats for Kakanui River Mouth: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Kakanui River Mouth: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Kakanui River Mouth Location Maps

Kakanui River Mouth Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Kakanui River Mouth:

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Wave buoys nearest to Kakanui River Mouth:

Tide stations nearest to Kakanui River Mouth:

  • Closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Otago Harbour Entrance
    42 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Port Chalmers
    45 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    52 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Timaru Harbour
    57 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Kakanui River Mouth is Oamaru Airport (OAM) in New Zealand, 28 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Kakanui River Mouth is Dunedin Airport (DUD), also in New Zealand, 99 km (61 miles) away.
  • Third is Timaru Airport (TIU) in New Zealand, 102 km (63 miles) away.
  • Alexandra Airport (ALR) in New Zealand is 120 km (75 miles) away.
  • Wanaka Airport (WKA), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Kakanui River Mouth and is 140 km (87 miles) away.
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