Graveyards

Quality Rating: 
8
Wave Type: 
Right point
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Size Max: 
8.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Fat
Wally
Optimal Swell Direction: 
SE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
W
Tide: 
Low
Mid
Beach Type: 
Boulder
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
6
Wildlife: 
Seals
Danger: 
Careful on the boulders getting in and out.

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Description: 

Graveyards produces good, powerful, yet fat wave. Its a bit of a small right hand point break, but if its a little messy you can get some  peaks with lefts in there too. Can have some hollow take offs. Best with more of a south swell angle. watch for rock boil-ups.

Directions: 
From Kaikoura Drive north on State Highway 1 for about 10mins, until you cross the Hapuku River and pass Hapuku. Just past Hapuku Lodge, where the road meets the coast line again there will be a tight left hand corner, take the road on the right just before the corner, Kiwa Road. Its a gravel road, cross the railway line and check the surf. Just to the south a little way, in front of the graveyard theres a small point with some right handers breaking, known as Graveyards.
Nearest Town: 
Kaikoura
Nearest City: 
Kaikoura
Travel Time from City: 
10mins
Road in: 
Seal
Gravel
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
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