Pines Beach

Quality Rating: 
5
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Punchy
Optimal Swell Direction: 
SE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
NW
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
5
Danger: 
River mouths often have strong currents or rips.

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Description: 

Pines Beach is a beach break on a sandy beach, located on the north side of the Waimakariri River, north of Christchurch. There are several peaks to choose from along the beach with both right and left handers. The wave is punchy and fun. Good for all levels of surfer.

Directions: 
Pines Beach is located on the north side of the Waimakariri River, north of Christchurch. From Christchurch head north on State Highway 1, across the Waimakariri River. Continue across the Kaiapoi river then take the exit for Kaiapoi Lineside Road, and turn right onto Lineside Road and onto Smith Street. Continue straight onto Beach Road down to the Pines Beach village. Turn left onto Dunns Avenue then right onto Reid Memorial Avenue, down to the beach.
Nearest Town: 
Christchurch
Nearest City: 
CHristchurch
Travel Time from City: 
25mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Facilities: 
Toilets
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Pines-Beach
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