Clarence Point

Quality Rating: 
7
Wave Type: 
Right point
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Wally
Long
Optimal Swell Direction: 
SE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
W
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Stones
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
4
Wildlife: 
Seals
Sharks
Danger: 
River mouths often have strong currents or rips.

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Description: 

Clarence Point is a Right hand point break on a shingle/stoney beach, located just north of the Clarence River mouth, north of Kaikoura. The wave is wally and long depending on swell angle. Can be barrels on occasion. Good for all levels of surfer. River mouths often have strong currents or rips.

Directions: 
Clarence Point is located just north of the Clarence River mouth, north of Kaikoura. From Kaikoura Drive north on State Highway 1 for about 20mins. Cross the Clarence River, past the couple of houses and round the next big bend, then park at the side of the road. From here its a walk across the train tracks and several paddocks to reach the point.
Nearest Town: 
Kaikoura
Nearest City: 
Kaikoura
Travel Time from City: 
30mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Clarence-Point
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