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Dunedin - St Clair break guidePhoto by: Phil Lyons

Dunedin - St Clair Surf Guide

St Clair in Dunedin is an exposed beach and point break that usually has waves The best wind direction is from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. Waves at the beach break both left and right Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Hazards include sharks/rips and crowds.

Dunedin - St Clair Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
10.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Dunedin - St Clair:

The best conditions reported for surf at Dunedin - St Clair occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Dunedin - St Clair (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Dunedin - St Clair with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 35% of the time in May while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 30% 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 Dunedin - St Clair Location Map

Interactive Dunedin - St Clair 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 Dunedin - St Clair is Dunedin Airport (DUD) in New Zealand, 23 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Dunedin - St Clair is Oamaru Airport (OAM), also in New Zealand, 114 km (71 miles) away.

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Dunedin - St Clair Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 12:40 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Dunedin - St Clair

Surf stats for Dunedin - St Clair, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Dunedin - St Clair

Wind stats for Dunedin - St Clair, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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