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Midshore Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Midshore Bay Spot ID

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Midshore Bay

Photo credit: Al Wamf

Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.5 °C

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Monday, 21 October 2019, 12:59 Local time
Monday 21
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 8 8 8 4
Wind (km/h) 30
NW 25
WNW 15
Wind State cross-

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Midshore Bay in Kaikoura is an exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the north. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast.The break here is a left hand point. Best around high tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Amberley Beach, 9 km from Midshore Bay.

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Midshore Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Limestone Hills, 21 km from Midshore Bay.


Air temperature
14.2 °C

Current weather near Midshore Bay

Overall Midshore Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October


Surf stats for Midshore Bay: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Midshore Bay: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Midshore Bay Location Maps

Midshore Bay Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Midshore Bay:


  • The closest passenger airport to Midshore Bay is Christchurch International Airport (CHC) in New Zealand, 49 km (30 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Midshore Bay is Hokitika Airport (HKK), also in New Zealand, 159 km (99 miles) away.
  • Third is Timaru Airport (TIU) in New Zealand, 186 km (116 miles) away.
  • Westport Airport (WSZ) in New Zealand is 186 km (116 miles) away.
  • Woodbourne Airport (BHE), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Midshore Bay and is 196 km (122 miles) away.
Midshore Bay break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Midshore Bay, Canterbury. Use the tab navigation above to view Midshore Bay sea temperature, Midshore Bay photographs, Midshore Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Midshore Bay webcams, current wind from Canterbury live weather stations and Midshore Bay 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 Midshore Bay.