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Shark Alley ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Shark Alley Surf and Wind Quality by Season (Great Barrier Island, New Zealand)

The charts below show frequency of occurrence of a certain swell or wind in Shark Alley, 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 Shark Alley Swell and Wind Distribution

The rose diagram illustrates how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from differen... (show all text)

The graph shows the range of swells directed at Shark Alley through a typical southern ... (show all text)

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

This picture illustrates the range of swells directed at Shark Alley through an average... (show all text)

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 Shark Alley through a typi... (show all text)

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 Shark Alley through a typi... (show all text)

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

Also see overall Shark Alley surf quality charts (on the guide page) and Shark Alley 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.