South Shore

Quality Rating: 
6
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Size Max: 
8.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Shorey
Soft
Fat
Barrels
Short
Optimal Swell Direction: 
NE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
W
Tide: 
Mid
High
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
2

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Description: 

South Shore is one of Christchurch's local surfing beaches, approx 3-5km down the beach from South Brighton. 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. Good for beginners to experts.

Directions: 
From Christchurch City Centre, head out east through Linwood and Aranui to New Brighton, then south past South Brighton down to South Shore. 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 right at the round about onto Owles Terrace, then the first left onto Beresford Street, then at the end of the road turn right onto Marine Parade. Continue down Marine Parade past South Brighton Surf Club to the end of Marine Parade and turn right onto Caspian Street, then left onto Rocking Horse Road. You can find a spot anywhere along Rocking Horse Road and there are several beach acces walkways to get to the beach.
Nearest Town: 
Christchurch
Nearest City: 
Christchurch
Travel Time from City: 
20mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_South-Shore
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