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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 figure shows how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directio... (show all text)

This picture describes the variation of swells directed at Shark Alley over a normal so... (show all text)

This chart illustrates how often and how strongly the wind blows from different directi... (show all text)

The figure shows the combination of swells directed at Shark Alley through a typical so... (show all text)

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

The rose diagram illustrates the variation of swells directed at Shark Alley through a ... (show all text)

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

The graph describes the range of swells directed at Shark Alley through a typical south... (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.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.