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Banks Peninsula - Te Oka 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 - Te Oka Bay break guidePhoto by: Woz

Banks Peninsula - Te Oka Bay Surf Guide

Te Oka Bay in Banks Peninsular is a fairly exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the north. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around low tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of rips and rocks.

Banks Peninsula - Te Oka Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Banks Peninsula - Te Oka Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Banks Peninsula - Te Oka Bay occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Banks Peninsula - Te Oka Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 24% of the time in May while 28% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 48% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
24%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
28%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
48%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Banks Peninsula - Te Oka 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 - Te Oka Bay is Christchurch International Airport (CHC) in New Zealand, 45 km (28 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Banks Peninsula - Te Oka Bay is Timaru Airport (TIU), also in New Zealand, 132 km (82 miles) away.

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Banks Peninsula - Te Oka Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 27 February 2021, 04:04 Local Time
Saturday 27
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.7
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.8
ENE
1.0
ENE
Period (s) 9 9 9 14
Wind (km/h) 5
SSE 0
S 0
SW 5
SSE
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Swell History at Banks Peninsula - Te Oka Bay

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

Wind History at Banks Peninsula - Te Oka Bay

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

Banks Peninsula - Te Oka Bay Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 1 vote.
  • Overall:Icon  s32.7
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.0
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jan from New Zealand
“Te Oka Bay was good, but even better slightly further round Peraki Bay is Awesome, the best.”

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