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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
5/4
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 2.5ft 12secs 231° 10mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 10
2
SE - SW North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Owaka Area Star 5.5ft 12secs 244° 5mph Overcast No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Papatowai Star Star 5ft 12secs 242° 5mph Overcast No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Uneven Reef 25
10
SE - SW North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Riverton Rocks Star Star Star 10ft 11secs 276° 10mph Clear No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Boulders 8
3
S - SW Westerly Low Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Smails Beach Star Star 2.5ft 12secs 231° 10mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
2
SE - SW North Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Sandfly Bay Star Star 2.5ft 12secs 231° 10mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
1
SE - SW Northerly Low Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Long Point Star Star Star 5.5ft 12secs 244° 5mph Overcast No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Rock Ledge 10
3
SE - SW North Easterly Low Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Martins Bay Star Star 4ft 12secs 246° 6mph Drizzle 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 Star Star Grey Star 8.5ft 11secs 275° 6mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
S - W Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Porpoise Bay Star 4ft 12secs 240° 7mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
SE - SW Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Aramoana Spit 1.5ft 10secs 176° 10mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
1
NE - SE South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Frentzes Reef Star Star Star 5ft 12secs 263° 5mph Clear No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 6
3
S - W Easterly Mid Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Karitane 2ft 10secs 179° 4mph Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 10
2
NE - SE Westerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Murderers 1.5ft 10secs 176° 10mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Boulders and Sand 10
2
NE - E Southerly Low to Mid Tide