Mussel Rock

Quality Rating: 
6
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Fat
Wally
Hollow
Optimal Swell Direction: 
W
Optimal Wind Direction: 
NE
Tide: 
Low
Mid
Outgoing
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
3
Danger: 
Watch out for boats when paddling across the harbour inlet channel, and be careful of the currents in the channel (The current can vary depending on tide). Make sure you've got plenty of energy to make the paddle. Be careful navigating the waves on the bar if taking a boat out.

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Description: 

Mussel Rock is a beach break on a sand beach, on the north side of the Raglan Harbour mouth. There are several peaks down the beach with both left and right handers, best around the rocks. The wave changes depending on sand movement, tide and wind. Can be fat or get hollow barrels. To get there you need to either paddle across the harbour inlet from the Raglan Bar or by boat. Good for surfers of all levels.

Directions: 
To get to Mussel Rock you need to either paddle across the harbour inlet channel from the Raglan Bar or get there by boat. To get to Raglan Bar from Hamilton, head west on Whatawhata Road State Highway 23, all the way to Raglan. In Raglan you will enter on Main Road, which then turns into Bow Street. Continue to the first roundabout and turn left onto Bankart Street, then turn left at the next roundabout onto Wainui Road. Continue on Wainui Road a little further then turn right onto Riria Kereopa memorial Drive. Find a park at the end of the road and walk out onto the beach at the river mouth. From here its a long paddle.
Nearest Town: 
Raglan
Nearest City: 
Hamilton
Travel Time from City: 
45mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
No
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