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Lighthouse (Spot C) ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Lighthouse (Spot C) Surf Guide

Lighthouse(Spot C) in N Otago is an exposed reef and point break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east northeast. A reef breaks left and there is also a left hand point break. Best around low tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Sharks may be a hazard at this break.

Lighthouse (Spot C) Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReef and pointIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
12.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Lighthouse (Spot C):

The best conditions reported for surf at Lighthouse (Spot C) occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Lighthouse (Spot C) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 32% of the time in August while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 50% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
32%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
18%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
50%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Lighthouse (Spot C) Location Map

Interactive Lighthouse (Spot C) 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 Lighthouse (Spot C) is Oamaru Airport (OAM) in New Zealand, 48 km (30 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Lighthouse (Spot C) is Dunedin Airport (DUD), also in New Zealand, 81 km (50 miles) away.

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Lighthouse (Spot C) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 18:35 Local Time
Tuesday 26Wed
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m)
0.5
NE
0.6
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.5
ENE
Period (s) 7 6 6 6
Wind (km/h)
10
10
5
5
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross-
off
glass

Swell History at Lighthouse (Spot C)

Surf stats for Lighthouse (Spot C), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Lighthouse (Spot C)

Wind stats for Lighthouse (Spot C), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Lighthouse (Spot C). Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach reef and point
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach reef and point
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    19km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    20km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Lighthouse (Spot C):