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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) 4ft 8secs 72° 7mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 10
2
SE - SW North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Owaka Area Star 2.5ft 12secs 235° 8mph Light Rain No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Papatowai Grey Star 3.5ft 8secs 75° 8mph Light Rain No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Uneven Reef 25
10
SE - SW North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Riverton Rocks 1ft 8secs 226° 7mph Light Rain No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Boulders 8
3
S - SW Westerly Low Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Smails Beach 1ft 9secs 224° 7mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
2
SE - SW North Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Sandfly Bay 4ft 8secs 72° 7mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
1
SE - SW Northerly Low Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Long Point Grey Star Grey Star 2.5ft 12secs 235° 8mph Light Rain No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Rock Ledge 10
3
SE - SW North Easterly Low Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Martins Bay Grey Star Grey Star 3ft 12secs 248° 10mph 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 1ft 8secs 226° 1mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
S - W Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Porpoise Bay Grey Star 3ft 8secs 82° 8mph Rain No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
SE - SW Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Aramoana Spit Grey Star 3.5ft 8secs 85° 7mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
1
NE - SE South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Frentzes Reef Star Star 3ft 12secs 248° 6mph Drizzle No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 6
3
S - W Easterly Mid Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Karitane Grey Star 3.5ft 8secs 78° 9mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 10
2
NE - SE Westerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Murderers Star 3.5ft 8secs 85° 7mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Boulders and Sand 10
2
NE - E Southerly Low to Mid Tide