Greymouth

Fox River

Fox River is a left hand point break on a mostly sandy beach off the rocks at the Fox River mouth. The wave breaks over the rocks at the southern end of the beach, then peels across the beach. Its a long, wally wave with several sections to play with. You can go through the cave across the river in the side of the point and come out the end of the point to paddle out behind  the rocks. Good for surfers of all levels. River mouths often have strong currents and rips, so watch out. 

Punakaiki River

Punakaiki River beach is a sandy beach with the popular pancake rocks at the rocky point on the notthern end of the beach, which is a popular tourist spot. Park and paddle out on the northern side of the river. The beach features a beach break with several peaks to choose from, with both right and left handers. The wave can be gnarly, with a steep drop in and hollow pits. Best for intermediate to advanced surfers. River mouths often have strong rips and currents, so watch out.

Punakaiki Beach

Punakaiki Beach is a sandy beach with the popular pancake rocks and Blowhole on the rocky point at the Southern end of the beach, which is a popular tourist spot. The beach features a beach break with several peaks to choose from, or usually best on the left hander off the blowhole rocks, southern end of the beach at low tide. The wave is usually a bit fat, but punchy fun waves. At high tide you get a bouch back off the shore. Good for learners or all abilities. Punakaiki is quite shelted from strong winds and picks up good swell and is usually bigger than other spots.

The Channel

The Channel is a sandy, beach break on the north side of the Grey River at Cobden. Known as the beach break along the beach from the Cobden break water. Several peaks down the beach to choose from with both right and left handers. Can be quite shifty and peaky, but there are good solid pits on offer, with some long rides possible. Can hold big swells, but can make for a hard paddle out when big. Suitable for all levels of surf, or when bigger best for intermediate to expert riders.

Wavetraps

Wavetraps is a small beach just inside the river mouth of the Grey River. The beach is sand with stones higher up and a rocky breakwater. The wave is a hollow, short right hander. Requires the right swell angle to get in there as its fairly sheltered. Good when all the other beachs are massive and closing out, Wavetraps will just be getting a nice, smaller wave. Suitable for intermediate to expert surfers. Watch out for debris floating down the river and the sewer pipe outflow near by.

Blaketown

Blaketown is located on the south side of the mouth to the Grey River, right beside to breakwater. The beach is sandy with a rocky breakwater at the north end. Blaketown beach has several peaks down the beach with right and left handers, or the best peak beside the breakwater, which can be more of a right hander off the breakwater. The wave starts with a steep, hollow drop in, with a fast, powerful wall. Can be very solid in a big swell and plenty of barrels on offer.

Cobden

Cobden is a sandy, beach break with a rock breakwater at the south end of the beach. Cobden is best right up beside the breakwater, and there are other peaks down the beach towards The Channel. Can be quite shifty and peaky, but there are good solid pits on offer, both rights and lefts. Can hold big swells, but can make for a hard paddle out when big. Can be better to jump of the breakwater to get out. Best for intermediate to expert riders.

Subscribe to RSS - Greymouth