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Kekerengu ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.0

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Kekerengu Surf Guide

Kekerengu in Kaikoura is an exposed point break that has very reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Kekerengu Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
16.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kekerengu:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kekerengu occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Kekerengu 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 23% of the time in June while 46% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 31% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
23%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
46%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
31%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Kekerengu Location Map

Interactive Kekerengu 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 Kekerengu is Woodbourne Airport (BHE) in New Zealand, 49 km (30 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kekerengu is Wellington International Airport (WLG), also in New Zealand, 89 km (55 miles) away.

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Kekerengu Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 14:38 Local Time
Tuesday 02Wed
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 1.2
E
1.2
E
1.3
E
1.3
E
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 35
N 30
N 25
N 25
NNW
Wind State cross cross cross cross-
off

Swell History at Kekerengu

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

Wind History at Kekerengu

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

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