Rabbit Island

Quality Rating: 
3
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Soft
Fat
Optimal Swell Direction: 
N
Optimal Wind Direction: 
S
Tide: 
Mid
High
Incoming
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
3

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Description: 

Rabbit Island is a beach break on a sandy beach. There are lots of peaks down the beach to choose from, with both right and left handers. The wave is fairly fat and slow, great for learning or taking the mal out. Worth check the ends of the island for better bar breaks.

Directions: 
From Nelson head south on State Highway 6 and continue past Stoke and Richmond. Then turn right at the big roundabout onto Appleby Road, State Highway 60 (sign posted to Mapua/Motueka). Turn right onto Rewood Road, then left onto Ken Beck Drive and road will be gravel. May need to drive or walk along the beach to find a good peak.
Nearest Town: 
Richmond
Nearest City: 
Nelson
Travel Time from City: 
30mins
Road in: 
Seal
Gravel
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Rabbit-Island
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