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Dunedin – Middle Beach (Moana Rua) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Otago, New Zealand)

Dunedin - Middle Beach (Moana Rua) Surf Guide

Middle Beach(Moana Rua) in Dunedin is an exposed beach break that has reliable surf Works best in offshore winds from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of sharks/rips and crowds.

Dunedin - Middle Beach (Moana Rua) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
13.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Dunedin - Middle Beach (Moana Rua):

The best conditions reported for surf at Dunedin - Middle Beach (Moana Rua) occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Dunedin - Middle Beach (Moana Rua) (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Dunedin - Middle Beach (Moana Rua) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 35% of the time in May while 34% 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.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Dunedin - Middle Beach (Moana Rua) Location Map

Interactive Dunedin - Middle Beach (Moana Rua) 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 Dunedin - Middle Beach (Moana Rua) is Dunedin Airport (DUD) in New Zealand, 24 km (15 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Dunedin - Middle Beach (Moana Rua) is Oamaru Airport (OAM), also in New Zealand, 114 km (71 miles) away.

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Dunedin - Middle Beach (Moana Rua) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 19 May 2022, 23:33 Local Time
ThuFriday 20
Wave (m)
Period (s) 15 15 10 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Dunedin - Middle Beach (Moana Rua)

Surf stats for Dunedin - Middle Beach (Moana Rua), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Dunedin - Middle Beach (Moana Rua)

Wind stats for Dunedin - Middle Beach (Moana Rua), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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