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 22/02 »

Surf report for Fri 22/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 31mph
13:00 10ft 10s  °  ° 29mph
19:00 11ft 10s  °  ° 36mph
Tide times
Low 02:20am (0.45m)
High 08:27am (5.83m)
Low 02:43pm (0.48m)
High 08:47pm (5.49m)
Daylight
First light06:34
Sunrise07:06
Sunset20:45
Dark21:17

Sat 23/02 »

Surf report for Sat 23/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 11ft 13s  °  ° 23mph
13:00 8ft 14s  °  ° 8mph
19:00 7ft 15s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Low 02:59am (0.73m)
High 09:02am (5.56m)
Low 03:22pm (0.85m)
High 09:21pm (5.22m)
Daylight
First light06:35
Sunrise07:07
Sunset20:43
Dark21:15

Sun 24/02 »

Surf report for Sun 24/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 6ft 14s  °  ° 19mph
13:00 6ft 13s  °  ° 21mph
19:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Low 03:37am (1.11m)
High 09:36am (5.21m)
Low 03:59pm (1.29m)
High 09:54pm (4.91m)
Daylight
First light06:37
Sunrise07:09
Sunset20:42
Dark21:13

Mon 25/02 »

Surf report for Mon 25/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 17mph
13:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 19mph
19:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Low 04:15am (1.54m)
High 10:11am (4.85m)
Low 04:38pm (1.73m)
High 10:33pm (4.62m)
Daylight
First light06:39
Sunrise07:10
Sunset20:40
Dark21:11

Tue 26/02 »

Surf report for Tue 26/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 20mph
13:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 17mph
19:00 9ft 11s  °  ° 25mph
Tide times
Low 04:59am (1.95m)
High 10:58am (4.51m)
Low 05:27pm (2.13m)
High 11:33pm (4.38m)
Daylight
First light06:40
Sunrise07:12
Sunset20:38
Dark21:09

Wed 27/02 »

Surf report for Wed 27/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 19mph
13:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 23mph
19:00 8ft 6s  °  ° 31mph
Tide times
Low 06:01am (2.28m)
High 12:18pm (4.26m)
Low 06:40pm (2.38m)
Daylight
First light06:42
Sunrise07:13
Sunset20:36
Dark21:07

Today's weather

Light rain showers

15 °C
(59 °F)

Moderate breeze, 27.7 km/h from WSW

Sea temperature

13.9°C / 57°F

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