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Lighthouse (Spot C) ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Lighthouse (Spot C) Spot ID

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Type: reef and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.4 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 11:24 Local time
Wednesday 12
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - 8 8 11
Wind (km/h) 15
E 15
E 15
E 15
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Lighthouse(Spot C) in N Otago is an exposed reef and point break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east northeast. A reef breaks left and there is also a left hand point break. Best around low tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Sharks may be a hazard at this break.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Lighthouse (Spot C) Tide Times and Tide Chart

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At Waianakarua Herbert wx, 14 km from Lighthouse (Spot C).


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13.0 °C

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Overall Lighthouse (Spot C) Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to Lighthouse (Spot C) is Oamaru Airport (OAM) in New Zealand, 48 km (30 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Lighthouse (Spot C) is Dunedin Airport (DUD), also in New Zealand, 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Third is Alexandra Airport (ALR) in New Zealand, 118 km (73 miles) away.
  • Timaru Airport (TIU) in New Zealand is 123 km (76 miles) away.
  • Wanaka Airport (WKA), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Lighthouse (Spot C) and is 147 km (91 miles) away.
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