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Rapahoe ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Rapahoe Surf and Wind Quality by Season (West Coast South Island, New Zealand)

The charts below show frequency of occurrence of a certain swell or wind in Rapahoe, broken down by both direction and strength (wave height).

IMPORTANT: Beta version feature! Swell heights are open water values from NWW3. There is no attempt to model near-shore effects. Coastal wave heights will generally be less, especially if the break does not have unobstructed exposure to the open ocean.

Seasonal Rapahoe Swell and Wind Distribution

This picture describes how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different dire... (show all text)

The rose diagram illustrates the range of swells directed at Rapahoe through a typical ... (show all text)

The rose diagram shows how often and how strongly the wind blows from different directi... (show all text)

The graph describes the combination of swells directed at Rapahoe over a normal souther... (show all text)

The rose diagram describes how often and how strongly the wind blows from different dir... (show all text)

The graph illustrates the combination of swells directed at Rapahoe over a normal south... (show all text)

The figure illustrates how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different dire... (show all text)

This picture shows the range of swells directed at Rapahoe through an average southern ... (show all text)

You can also compare this with Rapahoe swell conditioned on favourable winds.

Also see overall Rapahoe surf quality charts (on the guide page) and Rapahoe surf quality by month.

Do you have old images of surf? Simply upload them to the photo gallery and we will search our vast archive of forecasts and display the open water swell sizes, directions and periods, as well as wind and tide at the time of the image. It's a really useful way of knowing what to look for in the forecast tables.