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Waikuku Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.6
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.7
Crowds: 3.6

Overall: 3.4

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Waikuku Beach break guidePhoto by: Aidan Morris

Waikuku Beach Surf Guide

Waikuku Beach in Kaikoura is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

Waikuku Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Waikuku Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Waikuku Beach occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Waikuku Beach 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 33% of the time in June while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 34% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
33%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
33%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
34%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Waikuku Beach Location Map

Interactive Waikuku Beach 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 Waikuku Beach is Christchurch International Airport (CHC) in New Zealand, 27 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Waikuku Beach is Hokitika Airport (HKK), also in New Zealand, 155 km (96 miles) away.

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Waikuku Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 6 May 2021, 19:43 Local Time
ThuFriday 07
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.3
SSE
0.4
SE
Period (s) 16 15 16 16
Wind (km/h) 10
NNE 10
NNE 10
NNE 10
NNE
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Waikuku Beach

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

Wind History at Waikuku Beach

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

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