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Porridge ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.4
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.2
Crowds: 4.2

Overall: 3.2

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Porridge break guidePhoto by: Freddie

Porridge Surf Guide

Porridge in Invercargill is an exposed reef and point break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the north northeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the optimum swell angle is from the south.Surfers ride left hand point. Best around high tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of rips, rocks and sharks.

Porridge Spot Info

Icon  reefReef and pointIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent10.4°C

Surfing Porridge:

The best conditions reported for surf at Porridge occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

Porridge Surf:

Thursday, 16 July 2020, 06:37 Local time
Thursday 16
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
ENE 15
ENE 15
ENE 15
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Beatons, 2 km from Porridge.

IS AT (local time)

Porridge Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Birchwood AWS WXT, 45 km from Porridge.

light winds from the SE

Air temperature
-0.9 °C

Current weather near Porridge

Overall Porridge Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

Surf stats for Porridge: see the swell variation by month.


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

Local, Porridge photo


Photo credit: grovel king

Porridge on a winter day photo


Photo credit: Freddie

Porridge on a winter day photo


Photo credit: Freddie

Porridge Location Maps

Porridge 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 Porridge

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Porridge:

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Wave buoys nearest to Porridge:

Tide stations nearest to Porridge:

  • Closest tide station
    Colac Bay
    9 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    New River Entrance
    29 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Bluff Harbour
    35 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    44 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Paterson Inlet
    44 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Porridge is Invercargill Airport (IVC) in New Zealand, 46 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Porridge is Manapouri Airport (TEU), also in New Zealand, 89 km (55 miles) away.
  • Third is Queenstown Airport (ZQN) in New Zealand, 166 km (103 miles) away.
  • Alexandra Airport (ALR) in New Zealand is 179 km (111 miles) away.
  • Dunedin Airport (DUD), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Porridge and is 196 km (122 miles) away.
Porridge break location map and break info