Gore Bay

Quality Rating: 
7
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Wally
Punchy
Optimal Swell Direction: 
NE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
NW
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Sand
Stones
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
5

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Description: 

Gore Bay is a small holiday location on the coast from Cheviot, in north Canterbury. Gore Bay is a beach break on to a mostly sandy beach with small stones higher on the beach. Its a long beach with several peaks down the beach offering punchy waves and possible barrels. Gore Bay picks up plenty of swell from a range of angles from north, east and south, providing a good chance of surf. Can get a few crowds on a good weekend day. Suitable for all levels of surfer.

Directions: 
From Christchurch head north on State Highway 1. When you get to Domett turn right onto Hururnui Mouth Road, then turn left onto Cathedral Road, up over the over to Gore Bay. Alternatively you can continue into Cheviot and turn right onto Gore Bay Road which will also get to Gore Bay. There are a couple of Camping grounds in Gore Bay if you want to stay longer.
Nearest Town: 
Cheviot
Nearest City: 
Christchurch
Travel Time from City: 
90mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Facilities: 
Toilets
Shower
Changing room
Beach View: 
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