Cannibal Bay

Quality Rating: 
7
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Powerful
Hollow
Barrels
Optimal Swell Direction: 
S
Optimal Wind Direction: 
W
Tide: 
Mid
Beach Type: 
Sand
Rock
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
4
Wildlife: 
Seals
Danger: 
Cold.

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Description: 

Cannibal Bay is a beach break on a sandy beach. There are several peaks down the beach to choose from, with both right and left handers. The wave has awesome power and will get nice hollow barrels when off shore. Good for surfers of all levels. Wrap up as the water gets cold down this part of the country.

Directions: 
From Dunedin head South on State Highway 1, heading towards invercargill. In Balclutha turn left onto High Street, then right onto Owaka Highway. Turn left onto Cannibal Bay Road, the road turns to gravel, and take this the rest of the way down to the beach.
Nearest Town: 
Balclutha
Nearest City: 
Dunedin
Travel Time from City: 
90mins
Road in: 
Seal
Gravel
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Cannibal-Bay
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