The Kaituna Bar Cam runs off of solar power and can experience intermittent down time after repeated rainy days or if there are issues with the streaming site. The cam is currently working but our contractors are installing streaming software, so the cam is not currently visible to the public.
Please remember it is the skipper’s responsibility to determine whether or not to cross a bar. If in doubt please do not attempt to cross the bar.
Our Bar cameras are only one of the aids available to skippers to help them make the decision on whether it’s safe to cross a bar.
Check out some other useful information:
- Prep: Watch our videos on How to Cross the Kaituna Bar Safely and what preparation you need to do prior to launching.
- Check: Marine Weather Forecast for our region. Also check out our Wave buoys page for swell information.
- Know: Contact your local Coastguard Radio Room at Maketū to find out the status of the bar 027 539 2930 and book onto a Bar Crossing course.
Live cam and wave buoy forecasts for Bowentown and Pukehina
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Bowentown wave buoy
PLEASE NOTE: The Bowentown buoy is currently out of action for annual maintenance and should be active again within the next few days.