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Westport Breakwater ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 3.6

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Westport Breakwater Surf Guide

Westport Breakwater on the West Coast is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds are from the east southeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Westport Breakwater Spot Info

Icon beach  redBreakwaterIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
15.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Westport Breakwater:

The best conditions reported for surf at Westport Breakwater occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Westport Breakwater 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 8% of the time in July while 19% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 73% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Westport Breakwater Location Map

Interactive Westport Breakwater 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 Westport Breakwater is Westport Airport (WSZ) in New Zealand, 5 km (3 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Westport Breakwater is Hokitika Airport (HKK), also in New Zealand, 121 km (75 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Westport Breakwater Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 13 May 2021, 09:20 Local Time
Thursday 13
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 12 13 13 12
Wind (km/h) 10
E 5
W 5
Wind State off glass glass cross-

Swell History at Westport Breakwater

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

Wind History at Westport Breakwater

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Westport Breakwater. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    16km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach/river bar
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    24km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach/river bar
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    39km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Westport Breakwater: