Otago is a swell magnet and is rarely flat. It is open to the powerful swells from the deep south, but also has some amazing options for waves generated from the north or east. Blackhead, St Clair and Allans Beach all crank on a good south swell. Murderers and Aromoana are north swell dream spots. The water is cool and the crowds are minimal, especially if you go exploring, which is something you should definitely do in this region!