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Banks Peninsula - Raupo Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.6

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Banks Peninsula - Raupo Bay Surf Guide

Raupo Bay in Banks Peninsular is a reasonably exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the east southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include rips and rocks.

Banks Peninsula - Raupo Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Banks Peninsula - Raupo Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Banks Peninsula - Raupo Bay occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Banks Peninsula - Raupo Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Banks Peninsula - Raupo Bay 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 13% of the time in June while 8% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 79% 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).

Explore Banks Peninsula - Raupo Bay Location Map

Interactive Banks Peninsula - Raupo Bay 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 Banks Peninsula - Raupo Bay is Christchurch International Airport (CHC) in New Zealand, which is 44 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Banks Peninsula - Raupo Bay is Timaru Airport (TIU), also in New Zealand, 161 km (100 miles) away.

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Banks Peninsula - Raupo Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 15:51 Local Time
Tuesday 02Wed
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 7 7 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
NE 15
NNE 15
N 25
Wind State on on cross-

Swell History at Banks Peninsula - Raupo Bay

Surf stats for Banks Peninsula - Raupo Bay, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Banks Peninsula - Raupo Bay

Wind stats for Banks Peninsula - Raupo Bay, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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