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Dunedin - St Kilda Beach break guidePhoto by: Phil Lyons

Dunedin - St Kilda Beach Surf Guide

St Kilda Beach in Dunedin is an exposed beach break that usually has waves The best wind direction is from the north northwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell angle is from the south. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Rarely crowded here. Beware of sharks/rips.

Dunedin - St Kilda Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
10.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Dunedin - St Kilda Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Dunedin - St Kilda Beach occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Dunedin - St Kilda Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Dunedin - St Kilda Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 35% of the time in May while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 30% 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 Dunedin - St Kilda Beach Location Map

Interactive Dunedin - St Kilda 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 Dunedin - St Kilda Beach is Dunedin Airport (DUD) in New Zealand, 26 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Dunedin - St Kilda Beach is Oamaru Airport (OAM), also in New Zealand, 113 km (70 miles) away.

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Dunedin - St Kilda Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 26 June 2022, 13:48 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
off off

Swell History at Dunedin - St Kilda Beach

Surf stats for Dunedin - St Kilda Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Dunedin - St Kilda Beach

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

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