Craps

Quality Rating: 
9
Wave Type: 
Reef
A Frame
Wave Size Min: 
2.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Powerful
Hollow
Optimal Swell Direction: 
S
Optimal Wind Direction: 
NE
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Rock
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
4
Danger: 
Careful on the rocks.

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Description: 

Craps is a A frame peak on the point of Cape Palliser, before you get to Black Rocks. There are several breaks on the same point with different names for each wave, Raspberries, Little Ning Nong, Big Ning Nong and Craps. Craps is the A frame peak off the end of the point, with Little Ning Nong and Raspberries are the left handers on the inside, and Big Ning Nong is the Outer Reef which breaks on big swells. Craps offers both right and left handers. The left hander is a good quality, powerful wave with a steep drop in, and several sections, and the right hander being a fast, short, hollow barrel.  best for intermediate to expert surfers.

Directions: 
From Featherston drive east on State Highway 53, then turn right onto Kahutara Road and take it to the end. Turn right onto Lake Ferry Road. the turn left onto Cape Palliser Road and continue round towards the end of Cape Palliser, the point just before Tilson Avenue. From Wellington take State Highway 2 north, out throught Upper Hutt, along to Featherston. Then follow directions from Featherston. Approx 145mins from Wellington to Lake Ferry. From Masterton take State Highway 2 south, through Carterton and Greytown, along to Featherston. Then follow directions from Featherston. Approx 115mins from Masterton to Lake Ferry.
Nearest Town: 
Ngawi
Nearest City: 
Featherston
Travel Time from City: 
85mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
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