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Brighton ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.4
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.6
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.0

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Brighton Spot ID

Brighton Beach from Big Rock photo


Photo credit: Bob Joe

Point, Brighton photo


Photo credit: db

Brighton Point photo


Photo credit: Tim

Type: beach and point

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.4 °C

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Monday, 17 June 2019, 23:28 Local time
MonTuesday 18
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 8 8 8 9
Wind (km/h) 25
SW 25
WSW 25
WSW 20
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Brighton in Otago is a fairly exposed beach and point break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the north northwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. Waves at the beach break both left and right Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Take care to avoid the rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Dunedin - Blue Tops, 6 km from Brighton.

IS AT (local time)

Brighton Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Wingatui, 9 km from Brighton.

light winds from the SSW

Air temperature
7.1 °C

Current weather near Brighton

Overall Brighton Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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  • The closest passenger airport to Brighton is Dunedin Airport (DUD) in New Zealand, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Brighton is Alexandra Airport (ALR), also in New Zealand, 111 km (69 miles) away.
  • Third is Oamaru Airport (OAM) in New Zealand, 124 km (77 miles) away.
  • Wanaka Airport (WKA) in New Zealand is 161 km (100 miles) away.
  • Queenstown Airport (ZQN), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Brighton and is 162 km (101 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Brighton, Otago. Use the tab navigation above to view Brighton sea temperature, Brighton photographs, Brighton detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Brighton webcams, current wind from Otago live weather stations and Brighton tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Brighton.