Taylors Mistake

Quality Rating: 
7
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.0ft
Wave Size Max: 
10.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Wally
Punchy
Powerful
Optimal Swell Direction: 
NE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
S
Tide: 
Low
Mid
Incoming
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
8
Danger: 
Crowds. Watch out for swimmers.

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Description: 

Taylors Mistake is a very popular beach in Christchurch and home to some of the best surf in Christchurch. Taylors Mistake is a beach break on a sandy beach with both right and left handers on offer. There can be a good right hander off the rocks at the eastern end of the beach, and also on a good swell  there can be a good left hander at the western end of the beach. Taylors produces a really good powerful wave, with heaps of speed off the drop and barrels when offshore. Good for all surfers. taylors Mistake is very popular in the summer and gets really crowded, so know the rules, respect the locals. and watch out for swimmers.

Directions: 
From Christchurch City head east on Moorhouse Ave, which leads onto Ferry Road. Continue on all the way to Sumner, then turn left onto Nayland Street. At the bottom of the hill the road will turn to the left and become Heberden Ave, then it will turn into Scarborough Road and wind up and over the hill. The road will Turn into Taylors Mistake Road as it winds down the other side into Taylors Mistake. Find a park and get out there.
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_Taylors-Mistake
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