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Dunedin Surfing

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Otago and Southland offer some of the most challenging and rewarding surf breaks to be found anywhere in the country. Swells can get huge and it's no wonder that the Rex Von Huben memorial Big Wave contest is held here, usually in October and attracting a hard-core of the country's best to celebrate the life of a legendary Dunedin local. Over the decades, Dunedin surfers have gained recognition as chargers and Papatowai is one of the premier tow-in breaks in New Zealand. North Otago spots are rare because good NE swells don't quite break often but when they do, those points like Murderers give wordclass surfing.
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10 - 19°C
4/3
7 - 17°C
4/3
4 - 12°C
5/4
3 - 11°C
5/4
5 - 15°C
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7 - 18°C
5/4
+ Plenty of swell action
+ Loads of long pointbreaks
+ Among NZ?s best beachbreaks
+ Uncrowded, full-on nature
+ Proximity to worldclass snowfields
- Cold water, windy & wild
- Farmland access, long hikes
- Rare classic conditions on points
- Long haul flights
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon St Clair (Dunedin) Star Star Grey Star 4.5ft 13secs 227° 21mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 10
2
SE - SW North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Owaka Area Grey Star 1ft 8secs 52° 25mph Sunny No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Papatowai Star Star Grey Star 15.5ft 13secs 258° 25mph Sunny No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Uneven Reef 25
10
SE - SW North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Riverton Rocks Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 9ft 13secs 268° 32mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Boulders 8
3
S - SW Westerly Low Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Smails Beach Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 4.5ft 13secs 227° 21mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
2
SE - SW North Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Sandfly Bay Star Star Grey Star 4.5ft 13secs 227° 21mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
1
SE - SW Northerly Low Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Long Point Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 16ft 13secs 258° 25mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Rock Ledge 10
3
SE - SW North Easterly Low Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Martins Bay Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 13.5ft 12secs 262° 8mph Light Rain No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Mason Bay - Stewart Island Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 9ft 13secs 268° 34mph Light Showers No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
S - W Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Porpoise Bay Star Star Grey Star 14.5ft 13secs 258° 21mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
SE - SW Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Aramoana Spit 2.5ft 13secs 196° 21mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
1
NE - SE South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Frentzes Reef Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 16.5ft 12secs 263° 40mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 6
3
S - W Easterly Mid Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Karitane 0.5ft 5secs 10° 13mph Sunny No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 10
2
NE - SE Westerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Murderers 0ft 0secs 0° 21mph Sunny No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Boulders and Sand 10
2
NE - E Southerly Low to Mid Tide