Te Oka Bay

Quality Rating: 
4
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Soft
Wally
Optimal Swell Direction: 
S
Optimal Wind Direction: 
N
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
3
Wildlife: 
Seals

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Description: 

A sandy beach at the end of a long narrow bay, so it needs the right swell angle to get in. Can be a good choice when there is a really big swell and you want something a little sheltered and smaller. Good fun wave for all levels. The beach looks stoney but once down to sea level its sand, so no need for those booties. Better on a lower tide.

Directions: 
From Christchurch Drive out through Halswell on Christchurch Akaroa Road highway 75, through Tai Tapu, past Birdlings Flat to Little River. Just as your entering Little River take the right hand turn off on Wairewa Pa Road, signed posted to southern bays, then take the first right on to Kinloch Road. The road will wind up the hill. At the summit the road will change to gravel, here turn right on to Bossu Road, then take the first left on to Te Oka Bay Road. When you get to the first farmers house keep going straight and follow the road round the bays. You will drive past Tumbledown Bay. then down the side of Te Oka Bay. Park on the grass beside the fence.
Nearest Town: 
Little River
Nearest City: 
Christchurch
Travel Time from City: 
70mins
Road in: 
Gravel
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
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