North Brighton

Quality Rating: 
6
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Size Max: 
8.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Shorey
Soft
Barrels
Short
Optimal Swell Direction: 
NE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
W
Tide: 
Mid
High
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
7
Danger: 
Watch out for swimmers, especially near the Surf Clubs

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Description: 

North Brighton is one of Christchurch's local surfing beaches, approx 3km up the beach from New Brighton you will find the North Brighton Surf Club. Its a long beach with many peaks down the beach and a variable wave depending on tide, wind and sand movement. The wave is often a little soft and peaky with many onshore days in summer, but when its on it can offer good waves and barrels. Mostly short rides and can get a heavy little shorey. Good fun waves that can be much better than they look form the shore, and you can usually find a peak to yourself. Watch out for swimmers, especially around the surf clubs. Good for beginners to experts.

Directions: 
From Christchurch City Centre, head out east through Linwood and Aranui to New Brighton, then north to North Brighton. There are many routes through the city to Brighton. Head east on Aldwins Road, onto Buckleys Road, onto Pages Road. When you cross the Avon River and come to the round about, turn left at the round about onto Hawke Street, then at the end of the road turn left onto Marine Parade. Continue down Marine Parade to North Brighton Surf Club and find a park. There are also other carparks and walk ways to the beach all along Marine Parade, so you car find your own spot.
Nearest Town: 
Christchurch
Nearest City: 
Christchurch
Travel Time from City: 
10mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Facilities: 
Toilets
Shower
Changing room
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_North-Brighton
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