Hurunui River Mouth

Quality Rating: 
5
Wave Type: 
Beach break
River mouth
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Punchy
Hollow
Optimal Swell Direction: 
E
Optimal Wind Direction: 
NW
Tide: 
Low
Mid
Outgoing
Beach Type: 
Sand
Stones
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
3
Danger: 
River mouths often have strong currents or rips.

Region Tag:

Area Tags:

Description: 

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.

Directions: 
Hurunui River Mouth is located just south of Gore Bay and Cheviot, north Canterbury. From Christchurch head north on State Highway 1. When you get to Domett turn right onto Hururnui Mouth Road, and take this all the way down to the river mouth and beach. There are a couple of Camping grounds in Gore Bay or Cheviot if you want to stay longer.
Nearest Town: 
Cheviot
Nearest City: 
Christchurch
Travel Time from City: 
90mins
Road in: 
Seal
Gravel
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Hurunui-River-Mouth
Map: