Blackhead

Quality Rating: 
6
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Fast
Powerful
Hollow
Barrels
Optimal Swell Direction: 
SE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
NE
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Sand
Rock
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
7
Danger: 
Rips

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Description: 

Blackhead is one of Dunedin's local beaches on the southern side of the city. Blackhead is a beach break on a golden sand beach. There are several peaks down the beach with both right and left handers. The wave is powerful, with steep, fast drop ins and good barrels. Suitable for all levels of surfer.

Directions: 
From Dunedin City head south on Cumberland Street, State Highway 1, and turn right onto the Southern, Motorway State Highway 1, towards Invercargill. Turn left onto the exit for Abbotsford/Sunnyvale/Brighton, onto Westland Street, Then turn left onto Main South Road State Highway 1D and turn right onto Brighton Road. Turn Left onto Blackhead Road and when you hit the coast line and the blackhead quarry, turn off into the carpark beside the quarry.
Nearest Town: 
Dunedin
Nearest City: 
Dunedin
Travel Time from City: 
15mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
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