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Oreti Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 4.1

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Oreti Beach break guidePhoto by: Tom Doyle Franklin

Oreti Beach Surf Guide

Oreti Beach in Southland is an exposed beach break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of sharks/rips.

Oreti Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

Surfing Oreti Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Oreti Beach sea temperature, Oreti Beach photographs, Oreti Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Oreti Beach webcams, current wind from Southland live weather stations and Oreti Beach 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 Oreti Beach

Oreti Beach Surf:

Thursday, 16 July 2020, 06:12 Local time
Thursday 16
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
ENE 10
ENE 10
E 15
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

At Oreti Beach (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Oreti Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Invercargill, 9 km from Oreti Beach.


Air temperature
-0.4 °C

Current weather near Oreti Beach

Overall Oreti Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

Surf stats for Oreti Beach: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Oreti Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Oreti Sunset, Oreti Beach photo

Oreti Beach

Photo credit: Tom Doyle Franklin

Oreti rights, Oreti Beach photo

Oreti Beach

Photo credit: Tom Doyle Franklin

Oreti Beach Location Maps

Oreti Beach Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Southland surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Oreti Beach

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Oreti Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Oreti Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Oreti Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    New River Entrance
    7 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Bluff Harbour
    12 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Colac Bay
    16 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    32 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Paterson Inlet
    32 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Oreti Beach is Invercargill Airport (IVC) in New Zealand, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Oreti Beach is Manapouri Airport (TEU), also in New Zealand, 110 km (68 miles) away.
  • Third is Dunedin Airport (DUD) in New Zealand, 162 km (101 miles) away.
  • Alexandra Airport (ALR) in New Zealand is 163 km (101 miles) away.
  • Queenstown Airport (ZQN), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Oreti Beach and is 163 km (101 miles) away.
Oreti Beach break location map and break info