Long Point

Quality Rating: 
8
Wave Type: 
Left point
Wave Size Min: 
2.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Wally
Fast
Powerful
Hollow
Long
Optimal Swell Direction: 
S
Optimal Wind Direction: 
NE
Tide: 
Low
Beach Type: 
Sand
Rock
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
3
Danger: 
Cold. Careful on the rocks.

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Description: 

Long Point is a left hand point break on a rocky point. Its a long left hander with a steep, gnarly drop in, then wally or hollow sections. Suitable for intermediate to expert surfers. It gets colder down this area, so wear plenty of rubber. Careful on the rocks.

Directions: 
From Dunedin head South on State Highway 1. When you get to Balclutha turn left onto High Street (Signs to Owaka), then turn right onto Owaka Highway. When you get to Owaka turn left onto Papatowai Highway. Continue on, then just past the Catlins lake left onto Purakaunui Falls Road, here the road turns to gravel. Turn left onto Long Point Road. Need to ask the farmer for permission to cross his land. Its a short walk down to the beach or out to the point.
Nearest Town: 
Balclutha
Nearest City: 
Dunedin
Travel Time from City: 
130mins
Road in: 
Seal
Gravel
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Long-Point
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