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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 224° 14mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 10
2
SE - SW North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Papatowai Star Star Star Star 5.5ft 16secs 225° 12mph 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 Grey Star 3ft 15secs 243° 17mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Boulders 8
3
S - SW Westerly Low Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Owaka Area Star Star Star 5.5ft 16secs 231° 12mph 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 Grey Star Grey Star 5.5ft 16secs 231° 12mph 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 224° 14mph Brief Showers 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 224° 14mph Brief Showers 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 Grey Star Grey Star 7ft 17secs 241° 7mph 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 3ft 15secs 243° 23mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
S - W Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Porpoise Bay Star Star Star Star Star 5ft 16secs 217° 10mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
SE - SW Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Aramoana Spit Star 2ft 10secs 136° 14mph Brief Showers 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 Grey Star 4.5ft 15secs 233° 24mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 6
3
S - W Easterly Mid Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Karitane Star 2.5ft 11secs 142° 9mph Overcast No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 10
2
NE - SE Westerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Murderers Grey Star 2ft 10secs 136° 14mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Boulders and Sand 10
2
NE - E Southerly Low to Mid Tide