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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

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach/river barIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
16.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

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:

What's the best time of year to surf Kakanui River Mouth (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Kakanui River Mouth with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 47% of the time in June while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 23% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
47%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
30%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
23%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Kakanui River Mouth Location Map

Interactive Kakanui River Mouth surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Kakanui River Mouth Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 24 January 2021, 02:55 Local Time
Sunday 24
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.0
SSW
Period (s) 14 14 14 15
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 5
NW 20
NNW 15
WNW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Kakanui River Mouth

Surf stats for Kakanui River Mouth, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Kakanui River Mouth

Wind stats for Kakanui River Mouth, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach reef and point
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach reef and point
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    20km away

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