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Otago Peninsula - Long Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Crowds: 4.5
Accommodation: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Otago Peninsula - Long Beach break guidePhoto by: antoine

Otago Peninsula - Long Beach Surf Guide

Long Beach on the Otago Peninsula is a fairly exposed beach break that does not work very often with no particular seasonal pattern. Ideal winds are from the south southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Overcrowding can even make surfing hazardous.

Otago Peninsula - Long Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
11.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Otago Peninsula - Long Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Otago Peninsula - Long Beach occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Otago Peninsula - Long Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

augustBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Otago Peninsula - Long Beach 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 6% of the time in August while 14% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 80% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Otago Peninsula - Long Beach Location Map

Interactive Otago Peninsula - Long Beach 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 Otago Peninsula - Long Beach is Dunedin Airport (DUD) in New Zealand, 40 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Otago Peninsula - Long Beach is Oamaru Airport (OAM), also in New Zealand, 93 km (58 miles) away.

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Otago Peninsula - Long Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 18 October 2021, 17:47 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 10 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off cross-
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Swell History at Otago Peninsula - Long Beach

Surf stats for Otago Peninsula - Long Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Otago Peninsula - Long Beach

Wind stats for Otago Peninsula - Long Beach, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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