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Banks Peninsula - Stony Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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Banks Peninsula - Stony Bay Surf Guide

Stony Bay in Banks Peninsular is a quite exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east southeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for rips and rocks.

Banks Peninsula - Stony Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Banks Peninsula - Stony Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Banks Peninsula - Stony 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 - Stony Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Banks Peninsula - Stony 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 10% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 77% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
13%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
10%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
77%
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 - Stony Bay Location Map

Interactive Banks Peninsula - Stony 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 - Stony Bay is Christchurch International Airport (CHC) in New Zealand, which is 48 km (30 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Banks Peninsula - Stony Bay is Timaru Airport (TIU), also in New Zealand, 163 km (101 miles) away.

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Banks Peninsula - Stony Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 6 May 2021, 19:48 Local Time
ThuFriday 07
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 5
ENE 10
NNE 10
NE
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Swell History at Banks Peninsula - Stony Bay

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

Wind History at Banks Peninsula - Stony Bay

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

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