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Otago Peninsula - Smaills Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 2.9

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Otago Peninsula – Smaills Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Otago, New Zealand)

Otago Peninsula - Smaills Beach Spot ID

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.7 °C

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Friday, 13 December 2019, 05:33 Local time
Friday 13
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 30
NNE 25
NNE 30
NE 25
Wind State off off off off

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Smaills Beach on the Otago Peninsula is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Ideal winds are from the northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. Rarely crowded here. Beware of sharks/rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Dunedin, New Zealand, 6 km from Otago Peninsula - Smaills Beach.

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Otago Peninsula - Smaills Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Dunedin Aero. Aws, 30 km from Otago Peninsula - Smaills Beach.

light winds from the NE

no report
Air temperature
14.5 °C

Current weather near Otago Peninsula - Smaills Beach

Overall Otago Peninsula - Smaills Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December


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Otago Peninsula - Smaills Beach Location Maps

Otago Peninsula - Smaills Beach Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Otago Peninsula - Smaills Beach:

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Tide stations nearest to Otago Peninsula - Smaills Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Port Chalmers
    7 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Otago Harbour Entrance
    12 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Nugget Point
    52 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    58 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Otago Peninsula - Smaills Beach is Dunedin Airport (DUD) in New Zealand, 29 km (18 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Otago Peninsula - Smaills Beach is Oamaru Airport (OAM), also in New Zealand, 112 km (70 miles) away.
  • Third is Alexandra Airport (ALR) in New Zealand, 121 km (75 miles) away.
  • Wanaka Airport (WKA) in New Zealand is 168 km (104 miles) away.
  • Queenstown Airport (ZQN), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Otago Peninsula - Smaills Beach and is 174 km (108 miles) away.
Otago Peninsula - Smaills Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Otago Peninsula - Smaills Beach, Otago. Use the tab navigation above to view Otago Peninsula - Smaills Beach sea temperature, Otago Peninsula - Smaills Beach photographs, Otago Peninsula - Smaills Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Otago Peninsula - Smaills Beach webcams, current wind from Otago live weather stations and Otago Peninsula - Smaills Beach tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Otago Peninsula - Smaills Beach.