Robin Hood Bay

Quality Rating: 
5
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Wally
Optimal Swell Direction: 
E
Optimal Wind Direction: 
NW
Tide: 
Low
Beach Type: 
Stones
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
3

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Description: 

Robin Hood Bay is a beach break onto a steep, stoney beach. It offers a nice wally, wave with good power. Both right and left handers can be caught.  The south end of the beach is usually best, with a good right hander. It get back wash off the steep beach, which is much worse at high tide, so try to get it on the low tide. Robin Hood Bay isn't the most consistent break, and needs the right swel angle to get in.

Directions: 
From Blenheim head north on State Highway 1, through Spring Creek. Then turn right at Tuamarina onto Hunter Road. The road will turn left onto Pembers Road, and continue down to Rarangi Beach. Drive through Rarangi on Rarangi Beach Road to the end of the road and turn left onto Port Underwood Road, where you will go up over the hill. Continue past Whites Bay, where the road turns to gravel. The road will drop down to the beach at Robin Hood Bay and there is a small car park at the southern end of the beach.
Nearest Town: 
Blenheim
Nearest City: 
Blenheim
Travel Time from City: 
40mins
Road in: 
Gravel
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
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