Motunau Beach

Quality Rating: 
4
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
2.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Soft
Optimal Swell Direction: 
E
Optimal Wind Direction: 
NW
Tide: 
High
Beach Type: 
Sand
Stones
Rock
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
2

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Description: 

Motunau Beach is a beach break with variable peaks, just along from the river mouth. the beach is stony/rocky then leads onto sand. The beach offers both right and left handers providing good, fun waves. often softer waves, great for a mal. Good for all levels of surfer. For the adventurous, if you have access to a boat you can try Motunau island.

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 all the way to Motunau. Drive through the Motunau village down to the beach front on The Parade. Find a park and check the surf.
Nearest Town: 
Amberley
Nearest City: 
Christchurch
Travel Time from City: 
60mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Facilities: 
Toilets
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Motunau-Beach
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