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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 break guidePhoto by: Tim

Brighton Surf Guide

Brighton in Otago is a fairly exposed beach and point break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the north northwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Brighton Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and pointIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
13.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Brighton:

The best conditions reported for surf at Brighton occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Brighton (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Brighton with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 18% of the time in June while 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 45% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
18%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
37%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
45%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Brighton Location Map

Interactive Brighton surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

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Brighton Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 10:14 Local Time
Tuesday 20
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 1.1
SSW
1.0
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 5
NNW 5
SE 5
ESE 0
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Swell History at Brighton

Surf stats for Brighton, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Brighton

Wind stats for Brighton, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Brighton Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 9 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.0
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.4
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.7
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s21.6
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.3
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Bob Joe from New Zealand
“Nice beach, although realtively small with decent waves. There are rocks on both sides of the bay, and a couple in the center.”

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