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Patiti Point break guidePhoto by: Rob Davies

Patiti Point Surf Guide

Patiti Point in S Canterbury is an exposed reef and point break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the west northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east southeast. A reef breaks left. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include .

Patiti Point Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
20.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Patiti Point:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Patiti Point 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 38% of the time in July while 31% 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).

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Interactive Patiti 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 Patiti Point is Timaru Airport (TIU) in New Zealand, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Patiti Point is Oamaru Airport (OAM), also in New Zealand, 63 km (39 miles) away.

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Patiti Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 7 February 2023, 11:58 Local Time
Tuesday 07
Wave (m)
Period (s) 9 9 8 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
glass off cross-

Swell History at Patiti Point

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

Wind History at Patiti Point

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

Patiti Point Reviews:

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Graig from New Zealand
“This place pumps! Friendly locals, always a wave here!”

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