Porpoise Bay

Quality Rating: 
8
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Punchy
Powerful
Hollow
Optimal Swell Direction: 
S
Optimal Wind Direction: 
W
Tide: 
High
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
3
Wildlife: 
Dolphins
Danger: 
Cold. River mouths often have strong currents or rips.

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Description: 

Porpose Bay is a beach break on a golden sand beach. There are several peaks down the beach to choose from with both right and left handers. The wave is powerful. Its often bigger at the north end of the beach, and the left end gets some good left hand barrels working. Good for all levels of surfer. It gets colder down this area, so wear plenty of rubber. River mouths often have strong currents or rips, so watch out at the north end.

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 and continue on through Papatowai on the Chaslands Highway. Then turn left onto Niagara-Waikawa Road. At Waikawa turn right onto Waikawa Curio Bay Road round to Porpoise Bay.
Nearest Town: 
Balclutha
Nearest City: 
Dunedin
Travel Time from City: 
140mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Porpoise-Bay
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