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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
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+ 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 Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 16ft 11secs 208° 32mph Light Rain No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 10
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SE - SW North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Papatowai Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 17.5ft 12secs 212° 23mph Brief Showers 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 10.5ft 12secs 206° 23mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Boulders 8
3
S - SW Westerly Low Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Owaka Area Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 18ft 12secs 216° 23mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Long Point Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 18ft 12secs 216° 23mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Rock Ledge 10
3
SE - SW North Easterly Low Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Sandfly Bay Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 16ft 11secs 208° 32mph Light Rain No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
1
SE - SW Northerly Low Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Smails Beach Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 16ft 11secs 208° 32mph Light Rain No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
2
SE - SW North Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Martins Bay Star Star Star Star Grey Star 17.5ft 13secs 243° 14mph Mostly Clear 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 Grey Star Grey Star 10.5ft 12secs 206° 26mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
S - W Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Porpoise Bay Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 16ft 12secs 207° 18mph Drizzle No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
SE - SW Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Aramoana Spit Star Grey Star 11.5ft 10secs 194° 32mph Light Rain 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 14ft 13secs 228° 28mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 6
3
S - W Easterly Mid Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Karitane Grey Star 12.5ft 10secs 200° 23mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 10
2
NE - SE Westerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Murderers 1ft 10secs 100° 32mph Light Rain No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Boulders and Sand 10
2
NE - E Southerly Low to Mid Tide