Fossils

Quality Rating: 
5
Wave Type: 
Left point
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Wally
Punchy
Optimal Swell Direction: 
SE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
NW
Tide: 
High
Beach Type: 
Sand
Rock
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
4

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Description: 

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.

Directions: 
Fossils 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. Continue to the end of the road and from here you will need to ford the river and follow the 4wd track down to the north end of the beach. 4wd drive with ground clearance required to ford the small river. Alternatively you can walk down the beach, approx 45-60mins.
Nearest Town: 
Amberley
Nearest City: 
Christchurch
Travel Time from City: 
50mins
Road in: 
Seal
Gravel
Gravel 4WD Only,
River Crossing
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Amberly-Beach
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