Iron Gate

Quality Rating: 
4
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Fat
Wally
Optimal Swell Direction: 
SE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
W
Tide: 
Low
Mid
Outgoing
Beach Type: 
Sand
Stones
Rock
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
4
Wildlife: 
Seals
Danger: 
River mouths often have strong currents or rips.

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Description: 

Iron gate is a beach break on a sandy/Rocky beach, located just north of Blue Duck and Mangamaunu at the Iron gate Stream, north of Kaikoura. The wave is wally or fat. Good for all levels of surfer.

Directions: 
Iron Gate is located just north of Blue Duck and Mangamaunu at the Iron Gate Stream, north of Kaikoura. From Kaikoura Drive north on State Highway 1 for about 20mins. Continue just past Mangamaunu and just past the Blue Duck Stream to the Iron Gate Stream, and turn right into the car park.
Nearest Town: 
Kaikoura
Nearest City: 
Kaikoura
Travel Time from City: 
20mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Iron-Gate
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