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Stewart Island - Saber Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 4.3

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Stewart Island – Saber Reef Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Southland, New Zealand)

Stewart Island - Saber Reef Surf Guide

Stewart Island - Saber Reef in Southland is an exposed reef break that is often working and works all around the year. Offshore winds are from the north northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Beware of - Urchins - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Sharks.

Stewart Island - Saber Reef Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
very consistent12.9°C

Surfing Stewart Island - Saber Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at Stewart Island - Saber Reef occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

Stewart Island - Saber Reef Surf:

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 08:16 Local time
Wednesday 27
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 5
WSW 10
SW 10
SW 10
Wind State cross-
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Tide Times:

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Stewart Island - Saber Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At South West Cape Aws, 27 km from Stewart Island - Saber Reef.

light winds from the W

no report
Air temperature
8.6 °C

Current weather near Stewart Island - Saber Reef

Overall Stewart Island - Saber Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Surf stats for Stewart Island - Saber Reef: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Stewart Island - Saber Reef: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Stewart Island - Saber Reef Location Maps

Stewart Island - Saber Reef Location Map

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Wave buoys nearest to Stewart Island - Saber Reef:

Tide stations nearest to Stewart Island - Saber Reef:

  • Closest tide station
    Paterson Inlet
    25 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    25 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Bluff Harbour
    48 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    New River Entrance
    50 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Colac Bay
    57 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Stewart Island - Saber Reef is Invercargill Airport (IVC) in New Zealand, which is 95 km (59 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Stewart Island - Saber Reef is Manapouri Airport (TEU), also in New Zealand, 184 km (114 miles) away.
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