Meatworks

Quality Rating: 
9
Wave Type: 
Reef
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Size Max: 
10.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Wally
Fast
Powerful
Hollow
Barrels
Optimal Swell Direction: 
SE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
W
Tide: 
Low
Mid
Incoming
Beach Type: 
Boulder
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
9
Wildlife: 
Seals
Danger: 
Crowds. Boulders. Moving boulders when getting in and out.

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Description: 

Meatworks is a boulder beach with a solid peak, offering rights and lefts. It is a powerful wave with a fast take off. Needs to be at least 1.5ft or you'll be on the rocks. watch for rock boil-ups. Careful getting in and out as the surf rolls the boulders around. This spot is popular, so crowds are expected, knowing the rules and respect the locals. Best for experienced intermediate to expert surfers.

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 head south, until you come to a gravel car park and toilet block. Park up infront of the break at Meatworks.
Nearest Town: 
Kaikoura
Nearest City: 
Kaikoura
Travel Time from City: 
10mins
Road in: 
Seal
Gravel
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Facilities: 
Toilets
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