Smails Beach

Quality Rating: 
6
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Punchy
Optimal Swell Direction: 
S
Optimal Wind Direction: 
NE
Tide: 
Mid
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
7
Wildlife: 
Seals
Sharks
Danger: 
Rips

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Description: 

Smails Beach is a beach break on a golden sand beach. There are several peaks down the beach with both right and left handers, and sometimes a nice left off the rocks at the eastern end of the beach. Good fun, punchy waves. Good for all levels of surfer. Careful for rips.

Directions: 
From Dunedin City head south on Cumberland Street State Highway 1. Veer to the left onto Anderson Bay Road, then turn right onto Queens Drive, heading towards St Kilda. Turn left onto Victoria Road, which will turn into Tahuna Road then into Tomahawk Road as it goes up over the hill. Continue on Tomahawk Road, past Tomahawk Beach and find a park at Smails Beach. You will see Bird Island out off the beach. Short walk down the dunes.
Nearest Town: 
Dunedin
Nearest City: 
Dunedin
Travel Time from City: 
10mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Smails-Beach
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