Amberley Beach

Quality Rating: 
4
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Wally
Punchy
Optimal Swell Direction: 
SE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
NW
Tide: 
High
Beach Type: 
Sand
Stones
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
3

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Description: 

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.

Directions: 
Amberley Beach is located on the coast from Amberley, north of Christchurch. From Christchurch head north on State Highway 1, to Amberley. At Amberley turn right onto Amberley Beach Road. Continue straight onto Chamberlain Ave along the beach front, then turn right onto Grierson Ave and onto Golf Links Road. park along here and check the surf. Fossils is down the north end of the beach, which features a left hand point break and beach break, but requires a 4wd to drive down there.
Nearest Town: 
Amberley
Nearest City: 
Christchurch
Travel Time from City: 
40mins
Road in: 
Seal
Gravel
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Amberly-Beach
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