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New Brighton Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.6
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.9
Crowds: 2.6

Overall: 3.2

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New Brighton Beach break guide

New Brighton Beach Surf Guide

New Brighton Beach in Kaikoura is a fairly exposed beach break that does not work very often with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds are from the west southwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the east northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Sometimes crowded.

New Brighton Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
12.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing New Brighton Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at New Brighton Beach occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing New Brighton Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 8% of the time in July while 10% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 82% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
8%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
10%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
82%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive New Brighton Beach 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 New Brighton Beach is Christchurch International Airport (CHC) in New Zealand, which is 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to New Brighton Beach is Timaru Airport (TIU), also in New Zealand, 152 km (94 miles) away.

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New Brighton Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 04:10 Local Time
Tuesday 20
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.6
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 5
ESE 10
NE 10
NNE 20
E
Wind State glass cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

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Swell History at New Brighton Beach

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Wind History at New Brighton Beach

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

New Brighton Beach Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 17 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.2
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s32.6
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.8
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s32.9
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.6
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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John parker from United Kingdom
“When it's good it's great but a lot of the time it is flat.”

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