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Nicks Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.4

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Nicks Point Surf Guide

Nicks Point in Invercargill is an exposed point break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for sharks/rips.

Nicks Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
15.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Nicks Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Nicks Point occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Nicks Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 49% of the time in September while 49% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
49%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
49%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Nicks Point Location Map

Interactive Nicks Point 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 Nicks Point is Invercargill Airport (IVC) in New Zealand, 33 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Nicks Point is Manapouri Airport (TEU), also in New Zealand, 97 km (60 miles) away.

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Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Nicks Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 02:26 Local Time
Tuesday 09
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 1.2
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.0
SW
Period (s) 12 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 15
NNW 10
N 5
NNE
Wind State off off off glass

Swell History at Nicks Point

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

Wind History at Nicks Point

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

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    Reliability: inconsistent
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