Airport Reef

Quality Rating: 
4
Wave Type: 
Reef
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
2.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Wally
Punchy
Optimal Swell Direction: 
S
Optimal Wind Direction: 
N
Tide: 
Low
Beach Type: 
Boulder
Rock
Skill Level: 
Expert
Crowd Level: 
4

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Description: 

Airport Reef is located out off the end of the Wellington Airport runway/breakwater, out from Lyall Bay. Features a big peak with right and left handers. The wave dredges up for a gnarly drop in, then into a fat wall. Can get heavy closeouts. Leave this one to the experts.

Directions: 
From Wellington City, head south east on State Highway 1, then turn right onto Kilbirnie Cresent. Continue onto Evans Bay Parade and onto Onepu Road, down to Lyall Bay. Turn left onto Lyall Bay Road and continue onto Moa Point Road, alongside the airport runway. Continue out to the end of the airport and find a park.
Nearest Town: 
Wellington
Nearest City: 
Wellington
Travel Time from City: 
15mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Airport-Reef
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