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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 Star Star 2.5ft 15secs 226° 13mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 10
2
SE - SW North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Papatowai Star Star Star 4.5ft 14secs 230° 13mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Uneven Reef 25
10
SE - SW North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Riverton Rocks Star Star Grey Star 2ft 15secs 243° 15mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Boulders 8
3
S - SW Westerly Low Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Owaka Area Star Star 4.5ft 14secs 235° 13mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Long Point Star Star Star Star 4.5ft 14secs 235° 13mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Rock Ledge 10
3
SE - SW North Easterly Low Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Sandfly Bay Star Star Star 2.5ft 15secs 226° 13mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
1
SE - SW Northerly Low Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Smails Beach Star Star Star 2.5ft 15secs 226° 13mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
2
SE - SW North Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Martins Bay Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 6ft 15secs 244° 14mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Mason Bay - Stewart Island Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 2ft 15secs 243° 18mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
S - W Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Porpoise Bay Star Star Grey Star 4ft 14secs 224° 13mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
SE - SW Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Aramoana Spit 1ft 15secs 199° 13mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
1
NE - SE South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Frentzes Reef Star Star Star Grey Star 5ft 14secs 239° 16mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 6
3
S - W Easterly Mid Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Karitane 1ft 10secs 146° 10mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 10
2
NE - SE Westerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Murderers 1.5ft 7secs 57° 13mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Boulders and Sand 10
2
NE - E Southerly Low to Mid Tide