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Crossroads ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.3

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Crossroads break guide

Crossroads Surf Guide

Crossroads in N Otago is an exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. Best around low tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of rips and rocks.

Crossroads Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Crossroads:

The best conditions reported for surf at Crossroads occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Crossroads 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 47% of the time in June while 29% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 24% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
47%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
29%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
24%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Crossroads Location Map

Interactive Crossroads 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 Crossroads is Oamaru Airport (OAM) in New Zealand, 27 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Crossroads is Dunedin Airport (DUD), also in New Zealand, 100 km (62 miles) away.

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Crossroads Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 16 January 2021, 10:29 Local Time
Saturday 16
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 0.9
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.9
ENE
Period (s) 6 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
NNE 20
ENE 15
ENE 20
NE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
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on

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Swell History at Crossroads

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Wind History at Crossroads

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

Crossroads Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 3 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.3
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.7
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.7
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s44.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.7
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Dazza Burrito from New Zealand
“Very hostile locals !!!
Pretty fickle spot, better off to go to Dunedin”

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