Canterbury

Rakaia River Mouth

Rakaia River Mouth is a river mouth bar break on a shingle/stoney beach, located at the mouth of the Rakaia River and accessed from either the south or north side. There are several peaks to choose from on the river mouth bar with both right and left handers. The wave is hollow with steep drop ins and barrels on offer. Best for advanced to expert surfers only. River mouths often have strong current or rips.

Pines Beach

Pines Beach is a beach break on a sandy beach, located on the north side of the Waimakariri River, north of Christchurch. There are several peaks to choose from along the beach with both right and left handers. The wave is punchy and fun. Good for all levels of surfer.

Motunau Island

Motunau Island has right and left point breaks on a rocky offshore island, located off Motunau beach and the Motunau village, north Canterbury. There is a right hand point on the north east side of the island and a left hander on the south west side of the island. The wave is punchy and hollow. Good for intermediate to expert surfers. You will need a boat to get out to the island, boat ramp in river mouth and needs to be round high tide to be able to launch.

Leithfield Beach

Leithfield Beach is a beach break on a shingle/stoney beach, located on the coast from the Leithfield township, south of Amberley and  north of Christchurch. There are several peaks to choose from along the beach with both right and left handers. The wave is punchy and fun. Good for all levels of surfer.

Fossils

Fossils is a left hand point break and beach break on a sandy beach with a rocky point, located at the north end of Amberley beach, north of Christchurch. There is a good left hand point break on the rocky point at the north end of the beach which goes through onto the beach break. The wave is punchy and wally, good fun and good for mals. Good for all levels of surfer.

Amberley Beach

Amberley Beach is a beach break on a shingle/stoney beach, located on the coast from the Amberley township, north of Christchurch. There are several peaks to choose from along the beach with both right and left handers. The wave is punchy and fun. Good for all levels of surfer. Fossils is at the north end of the beach, which features a left hand point break and beach break, but requires a 4wd to drive down there.

Hurunui River Mouth

Hurunui River Mouth is a river mouth bar break and beach break on a shingle beach, located just south of Gore Bay and Cheviot, north Canterbury. The Hurunui River mouth bar has a couple of peaks with both right and left handers, and there are also several other peaks along the beach. The wave is punchy and hollow. Good for intermediate to expert surfers. River mouths often have strong currents or rips.

Waimakariri River Mouth

Waimakariri River Mouth is a river mouth bar break on a sandy beach, located at the mouth of the Waimakariri River and accessed on the north side. There are several peaks to choose from on the river mouth bar with both right and left handers. The wave is punchy and fun, and can get hollow. Best for advanced to expert surfers only. River mouths often have strong current or rips.

Mid Shore

Mid Shore is a  beach break and a left hand point break on a sandy beach with rocky point, located on the coast from Waipara, north Canterbury. There is a good left hand point break on the rocky point at the north end of the beach which is punchy and wally. needs the right swell direction to break well. Then there is a beach break on the main beach with several peaks to choose from with both right and left handers. The beach break is punchy and fun. Good for intermediate to expert surfers.

Spencerville

Spencerville is a beach break on a sandy beach, located south of the Waimakariri River, north of Christchurch. There are several peaks to choose from along the beach with both right and left handers. The wave is punchy and fun. Good for all levels of surfer.

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