Gnarlies

Quality Rating: 
5
Wave Type: 
Left point
Wave Size Min: 
2.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Fast
Hollow
Barrels
Optimal Swell Direction: 
E
Optimal Wind Direction: 
NW
Tide: 
Mid
High
Incoming
Beach Type: 
Stones
Rock
Skill Level: 
Expert
Crowd Level: 
3
Danger: 
Careful on the rocks.

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Description: 

Gnarlies is a left point on the rocky point, located on the northern point of the bay beside Dolphin Bay. Gnarlies picks up plenty of swell and
gets really hollow. The wave has a steep drop in with barrels on offer. Best for expert surfers.

Directions: 
From Featherston drive east on Revans Street out of town on State Highway 53, then turn right to continue on State Highway 53 to Martinborough. At Martinborough turn right at the main square onto Jellicoe Street. Just out of town turn left onto White Rock Road. Continue all the way out to the coast and turn left. White Rock point is right in front of you. Its then a walk over the hill to the other side of the point then long to the next bay along. Its a decent walk. From Wellington take State Highway 2 north, out throught Upper Hutt, along to Featherston. Then follow directions from Featherston. Approx 210mins from Wellington to Seconds. From Masterton take State Highway 2 south, through Carterton and Greytown, along to Featherston. Then follow directions from Featherston. Approx 180mins from Masterton to Seconds.
Nearest Town: 
Martinborough
Nearest City: 
Featherston
Travel Time from City: 
150mins
Road in: 
Seal
Gravel
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Gnarlies
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