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Otama Surf Guide

Otama in The Coromandel is a sheltered beach break that only works once in a while. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. Works best in offshore winds from the west southwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the east. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A remote wave spot that never gets crowded. Take care of rocks and sharks.

Otama Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
19.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Otama:

The best conditions reported for surf at Otama occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Otama with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 1% of the time in January while 2% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 97% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
1%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
2%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
97%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Otama Location Map

Interactive Otama 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.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Otama Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 6 May 2021, 22:15 Local Time
ThuFriday 07
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.2
NNE
0.2
NNE
0.2
NNE
0.2
NNE
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
S 5
SSW 15
ESE 25
E
Wind State cross-
off
glass cross-
on
on

Swell History at Otama

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

Wind History at Otama

Wind stats for Otama, 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 Otama. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    3km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Otama: