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Wainakarua River Mouth ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Wainakarua River Mouth Spot ID

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Type: beach reef and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.6 °C

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Saturday, 19 October 2019, 14:42 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 9 9 9 8
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 5
NW 5
Wind State glass cross-
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Wainakarua River Mouth in N Otago is an exposed beach reef and point break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the west. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Sharks have been reported here.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For All Day Bay, 8 km from Wainakarua River Mouth.

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Wainakarua River Mouth Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Oamaru, 19 km from Wainakarua River Mouth.


Air temperature
20.2 °C

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Overall Wainakarua River Mouth Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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  • The closest passenger airport to Wainakarua River Mouth is Oamaru Airport (OAM) in New Zealand, 38 km (24 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Wainakarua River Mouth is Dunedin Airport (DUD), also in New Zealand, 89 km (55 miles) away.
  • Third is Timaru Airport (TIU) in New Zealand, 112 km (70 miles) away.
  • Alexandra Airport (ALR) in New Zealand is 117 km (73 miles) away.
  • Wanaka Airport (WKA), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Wainakarua River Mouth and is 141 km (88 miles) away.
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