Tahunanui Beach

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: 
High
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
6
Danger: 
Watch out for swimmers

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Description: 

Tahunanui Beach is one of Nelsons main beaches close to the city. Tahunanui beach is a beach break on a sandy beach, out front of the surf club. There are several peaks with both right and left handers. The beach has a shallow gradient so the wave break further off shore and can reform several times depending on the sand banks and tide. Great beginners or mal wave. Popular spot in summer, watch out for swimmers.

Directions: 
From Nelson get onto Haven Road, past the port and onto State Highway 6 which will bend and head south. Then turn right onto Beach Road and into the Tahnuanui Beach car park. There is a surf club in the middle of the beach.
Nearest Town: 
Nelson
Nearest City: 
Nelson
Travel Time from City: 
5mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Facilities: 
Toilets
Shower
Changing room
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Tahunanui-Beach
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