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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 break guidePhoto by: rach

Otago Peninsula - Smaills Beach Surf Guide

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.

Otago Peninsula - Smaills Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  beachBeachIcon  s32.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
11.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Otago Peninsula - Smaills Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Otago Peninsula - Smaills Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 36% of the time in March while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 29% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
36%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
35%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
29%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).
Otago Peninsula - Smaills Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 18 September 2020, 23:06 Local Time
FriSaturday 19
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 3.0
SW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
1.9
S
Period (s) 11 11 11 15
Wind (km/h) 45
WSW 40
WSW 35
WSW 35
WSW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Otago Peninsula - Smaills Beach

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

Wind History at Otago Peninsula - Smaills Beach

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

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