• Country flag icon
  • Country flag icon
  • Country flag icon
  • Country flag icon
  • Country flag icon
  • Country flag icon

Otago Peninsula - Allans Beach Surf Stats

All swells

(any wind direction)
Allans beach.surf.statistics.juneS.animatedS.label.animated

Good Surf

(light / offshore wind)

This picture illustrates the combination of swells directed at Otago Peninsula - Allans Beach through an average June, based on 3506 NWW3 model predictions since 2006 (values every 3 hours). The wave model does not forecast surf and wind right at the coast so we have chosen the optimum grid node based on what we know about Otago Peninsula - Allans Beach. In the case of Otago Peninsula - Allans Beach, the best grid node is 21 km away (13 miles). The rose diagram describes the distribution of swell sizes and directions, while the graph at the bottom shows the same thing but without direction information. Five colours illustrate increasing wave sizes. Blue shows the smallest swells, less that 0.5m (1.5 feet) high. These occurred only 24% of the time. Green and yellow show increasing swell sizes and red illustrates the largest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell occurs. The diagram indicates that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was S, whereas the the most common wind blows from the WNW. Because the wave model grid is away from the coast, sometimes a strong offshore wind blows largest waves away from Otago Peninsula - Allans Beach and out to sea. We group these with the no surf category of the bar chart. To avoid confusion we don't show these in the rose plot. Because wind determines whether or not waves are surfable at Otago Peninsula - Allans Beach, you can view an alternative image that shows only the swells that were forecast to coincide with glassy or offshore wind conditions. In a typical June, swells large enough to cause good for surfing waves at Otago Peninsula - Allans Beach run for about 76% of the time.

  • Allans beach.surf.statistics.januaryS.animated
  • Allans beach.surf.statistics.februaryS.animated
  • Allans beach.surf.statistics.marchS.animated
  • Allans beach.surf.statistics.aprilS.animated
  • Allans beach.surf.statistics.mayS.animated
  • Allans beach.surf.statistics.juneS.animated
  • Allans beach.surf.statistics.julyS.animated
  • Allans beach.surf.statistics.augustS.animated
  • Allans beach.surf.statistics.septemberS.animated
  • Allans beach.surf.statistics.octoberS.animated
  • Allans beach.surf.statistics.novemberS.animated
  • Allans beach.surf.statistics.decemberS.animated

Also see Otago Peninsula - Allans Beach wind stats

Compare Otago Peninsula - Allans Beach with another surf break

Nearby location  blueNearest
Nearby location  blueNearest