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Tuhawaiki Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.9

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Tuhawaiki Point Surf Guide

Tuhawaiki Point in S Canterbury is an exposed point break that does not work very often with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the east northeast. Best around high tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips, rocks, locals and sharks.

Tuhawaiki Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon pointPointIcon  s43.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
18.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tuhawaiki Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tuhawaiki Point occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Tuhawaiki Point (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Tuhawaiki Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 20% of the time in July while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 62% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
20%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
18%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
62%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Tuhawaiki Point Location Map

Interactive Tuhawaiki Point 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 Tuhawaiki Point is Timaru Airport (TIU) in New Zealand, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Tuhawaiki Point is Oamaru Airport (OAM), also in New Zealand, 60 km (37 miles) away.

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Tuhawaiki Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 15:33 Local Time
Saturday 06Sun
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.7
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.7
E
Period (s) 8 7 7 8
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 20
ENE 10
W 15
W
Wind State on on off off

Swell History at Tuhawaiki Point

Surf stats for Tuhawaiki Point, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Tuhawaiki Point

Wind stats for Tuhawaiki Point, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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