Fields

Quality Rating: 
4
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Soft
Fat
Optimal Swell Direction: 
E
Optimal Wind Direction: 
NW
Tide: 
Mid
High
Incoming
Beach Type: 
Sand
Stones
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
1
Danger: 
Careful cimbing down the cliff/hill

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Description: 

Fields is an isolated beach just round the point from Motunau Beach. It features a steep cliff/hill down to the sandy beach which can also help shelter the beach from some winds. The wave is usually soft and fat, but can get good when a bit bigger. variable peaks with both right and left handers, or can get a good right hander at the southern end when big enough. Good for surfers of all levels. No crowds here. 

Directions: 
From Christchurch head north on State Highway 1, through Amberley and Waipara, until you get to Greta Valley. At Greta Valley turn right onto Motunau Beach Road and continue until you are almost at the Motunau village and turn left onto Happy Valley Road. Drive past the dump and onto the gravel road. When the road turns to gravel park at the side of the road near the gate to the farmers first paddock beside the creek. From here its a walk across the two paddocks and climb down the cliff/hill to the beach. Check the surf from the top of the hill before climbing down and be careful climbing down, its soft clay which can get slippery.
Nearest Town: 
Amberley
Nearest City: 
Christchurch
Travel Time from City: 
60mins
Road in: 
Seal
Gravel
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
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