The Spit - Cape Palliser

Quality Rating: 
9
Wave Type: 
Left point
Right point
Reef
Wave Size Min: 
2.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Wally
Powerful
Barrels
Long
Optimal Swell Direction: 
SE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
SW
Tide: 
Low
Mid
Incoming
Beach Type: 
Stones
Rock
Skill Level: 
Advanced
Crowd Level: 
5
Danger: 
Careful on the rocks.

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Description: 

The Spit is a long narrow rocky outcrop, with long left and right points that break down either side of it. The Spit is a high class wave with several sections to play with as it peels all the way from one end of the spit to the other. It has a fast, steep drop in, with wally sections and barrels. This spot handle solid swell, the bigger the better, but also fun when smaller. Be prepared for a long paddle out. Suitable for intermediate to 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, past White Rock, to the end of the road. Continue on the 4wd track, you will need to go through several farm gates and fords. The Spit is the point with the long rocky spit sticking out, you can't miss it. From Wellington take State Highway 2 north, out throught Upper Hutt, along to Featherston. Then follow directions from Featherston. Approx 180mins from Wellington to Seconds. From Masterton take State Highway 2 south, through Carterton and Greytown, along to Featherston. Then follow directions from Featherston. Approx 150mins from Masterton to Seconds.
Nearest Town: 
Martinborough
Nearest City: 
Featherston
Travel Time from City: 
120mins
Road in: 
Seal
Gravel 4WD Only,
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_The-Spit
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