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

Sat 16/02 »

Surf report for Sat 16/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 8ft 12s  °  ° 27mph
13:00 9ft 11s  °  ° 26mph
19:00 8ft 11s  °  ° 25mph
Tide times
High 03:25am (5.01m)
Low 09:52am (1.49m)
High 03:58pm (5.05m)
Low 10:20pm (1.31m)
Daylight
First light06:24
Sunrise06:56
Sunset20:55
Dark21:28

Sun 17/02 »

Surf report for Sun 17/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 8ft 11s  °  ° 21mph
13:00 8ft 13s  °  ° 22mph
19:00 9ft 13s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
High 04:26am (5.37m)
Low 10:53am (1.00m)
High 04:57pm (5.35m)
Low 11:17pm (0.89m)
Daylight
First light06:26
Sunrise06:58
Sunset20:54
Dark21:26

Mon 18/02 »

Surf report for Mon 18/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 16mph
13:00 6ft 12s  °  ° 9mph
19:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
High 05:22am (5.68m)
Low 11:46am (0.59m)
High 05:52pm (5.58m)
Daylight
First light06:27
Sunrise06:59
Sunset20:52
Dark21:24

Tue 19/02 »

Surf report for Tue 19/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 16mph
13:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 18mph
19:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
Low 12:07am (0.56m)
High 06:14am (5.90m)
Low 12:34pm (0.31m)
High 06:42pm (5.73m)
Daylight
First light06:29
Sunrise07:01
Sunset20:50
Dark21:22

Wed 20/02 »

Surf report for Wed 20/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 11ft 11s  °  ° 34mph
13:00 11ft 14s  °  ° 20mph
19:00 8ft 14s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
Low 12:54am (0.36m)
High 07:03am (6.01m)
Low 01:20pm (0.19m)
High 07:29pm (5.77m)
Daylight
First light06:31
Sunrise07:03
Sunset20:49
Dark21:21

Thu 21/02 »

Surf report for Thu 21/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 9mph
13:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 15mph
19:00 6ft 12s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Low 01:38am (0.32m)
High 07:47am (5.98m)
Low 02:03pm (0.25m)
High 08:10pm (5.68m)
Daylight
First light06:32
Sunrise07:04
Sunset20:47
Dark21:19

Today's weather

Cloudy

13 °C
(55 °F)

Fresh breeze, 30.2 km/h from WSW

Sea temperature

14.4°C / 58°F

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