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Port Robinson ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.6

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Port Robinson break guidePhoto by: Hamish Symonds

Port Robinson Surf Guide

Port Robinson in Kaikoura is an exposed point break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. Best around high tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

Port Robinson Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Port Robinson:

The best conditions reported for surf at Port Robinson occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Port Robinson with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 52% of the time in June while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
52%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
30%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
18%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Port Robinson Location Map

Interactive Port Robinson 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 Port Robinson is Christchurch International Airport (CHC) in New Zealand, 93 km (58 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Port Robinson is Woodbourne Airport (BHE), also in New Zealand, 158 km (98 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Port Robinson Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 6 May 2021, 20:02 Local Time
ThuFriday 07
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.7
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.5
SSE
Period (s) 16 15 16 16
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 10
NNE 10
NE 15
NE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
on cross-
on

Swell History at Port Robinson

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

Wind History at Port Robinson

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

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon point  redPoint
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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