Farewell Spit

Quality Rating: 
6
Wave Type: 
Left point
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Wally
Fast
Hollow
Optimal Swell Direction: 
SW
Optimal Wind Direction: 
S
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
1
Wildlife: 
Penguins
Dolphins

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Description: 

Farewell Spit is a remote beach on the West Coast at the top of the South Island. The beach consists of a left hand point break at the western end of the beach, also known as Pillar Point, which then leads onto a beach break with various peaks down the rest of the beach.  Pillar Point offers a nice fast wave that provides some long rides. the peaks offer nice fun, waves, both right and left handers but mostly left handers. Farewell Spit is very exposed and is often quite windy. Being so remote theres not usually any crowds, you can often have the beach to yourself.

Directions: 
From Takaka head north on Takaka Valley Highway State Highway 60. Continue on State Highway 60 until you get to the Collingwood turn off and turn left (away from Collingwood) onto Collingwood-Bainham Main Road, then turn right onto Collingwood Puponga Main Road, over the bridge heading north. Continue north, through Pakawau until you get to Puponga. At Puponga drive through to the Farewell Spit cafe and information center, as far as you can go, and find a park. From here you must walk across several paddocks, theres sign posts to the beach, and over the sand dunes onto the west side of Farewell Spit. Then you can surf straight out front or walk to the western end of the beach to Pillar Point.
Nearest Town: 
Puponga
Nearest City: 
Takaka
Travel Time from City: 
60mins
Road in: 
Seal
Gravel
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
No
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