Back Beach

Quality Rating: 
8
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Punchy
Powerful
Optimal Swell Direction: 
SW
Optimal Wind Direction: 
E
Tide: 
Mid
High
Incoming
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
8
Danger: 
Watch out for swimmers.

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Description: 

Back beach is a beach break on a sandy beach. There are several peaks, offering both right and left handers. The waves are powerful and punchy, top quality. Picks up good swell and can be a bit more sheltered than other breaks with some wind directions.  Suitable for all surfers. Very popular beach so watch out for swimmers. Know the rules and respect the locals.

Directions: 
From New Plymouth city centre head south west on Devon Street West, The surf Highway, State Highway 45, then turn right onto Lawry Street and left onto Breakwater Road. Near the port turn left onto Ngamotu Road then the first right onto Centennial Drive. Head down Centennial Drive and just past Rangitake Drive turn right into the Back Beach car park.
Nearest Town: 
New Plymouth
Nearest City: 
New Plymouth
Travel Time from City: 
10mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
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