Tautuku Beach

Tautuku beach
Photo: © Pseudopanax

Set on the Catlins coast in the southeastern corner of the South Island is Tautuku Beach. This rugged, remote area is a haven for wildlife known for its fur seals, sea lions and yellow-eyed penguins. If you are lucky you may even spot whales, which is no surprise as Tautuku was once home to a whaling station.

Tautuku Bay itself is a generous sweep of golden sand and widely regarded as one of the best in the Catlins. Backed by dunes and stretching for several kilometres it has a truly wild feel about it.

Exposed to the huge winter swells which drive up from the southern ocean this is also an area popular with surfers. Just around the corner from Tautuku is the Catlins Skeleton Reef, a well known big wave spot in these parts.

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Tautuku Beach Weather Info

5 Day Tautuku Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Tautuku Beach tide times & sea state

Fri 24/05 »

Surf report for Fri 24/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 12s  °  ° 14mph
12:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 16mph
18:00 7ft 14s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Low 12:39am (1.07m)
High 6:42am (2.20m)
Low 1:05pm (1.03m)
High 7:15pm (2.20m)
Daylight
First light07:32
Sunrise08:06
Sunset17:11
Dark17:45

Sat 25/05 »

Surf report for Sat 25/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 8ft 15s  °  ° 17mph
12:00 8ft 15s  °  ° 21mph
21:00 7ft 15s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
Low 1:29am (1.13m)
High 7:35am (2.13m)
Low 1:59pm (1.07m)
High 8:08pm (2.13m)
Daylight
First light07:33
Sunrise08:07
Sunset17:10
Dark17:44

Sun 26/05 »

Surf report for Sun 26/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 15s  °  ° 16mph
18:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Low 2:23am (1.17m)
High 8:33am (2.09m)
Low 2:54pm (1.10m)
High 9:05pm (2.10m)
Daylight
First light07:34
Sunrise08:08
Sunset17:09
Dark17:43

Mon 27/05 »

Surf report for Mon 27/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 20mph
15:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Low 3:19am (1.18m)
High 9:32am (2.08m)
Low 3:49pm (1.10m)
High 10:01pm (2.10m)
Daylight
First light07:35
Sunrise08:09
Sunset17:09
Dark17:42

Tue 28/05 »

Surf report for Tue 28/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
15:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Low 4:15am (1.16m)
High 10:27am (2.11m)
Low 4:41pm (1.08m)
High 10:53pm (2.13m)
Daylight
First light07:36
Sunrise08:10
Sunset17:08
Dark17:42

Wed 29/05 »

Surf report for Wed 29/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
18:00 6ft 14s  °  ° 23mph
Tide times
Low 5:08am (1.11m)
High 11:16am (2.15m)
Low 5:29pm (1.05m)
High 11:40pm (2.17m)
Daylight
First light07:37
Sunrise08:11
Sunset17:07
Dark17:41

Today's weather

Clear sky

11 °C
(51 °F)

Light breeze, 7.6 km/h from WSW

Sea temperature

12.8°C / 55°F

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