Houghton Bay

Quality Rating: 
6
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
2.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Powerful
Hollow
Optimal Swell Direction: 
S
Optimal Wind Direction: 
N
Tide: 
Low
Mid
Outgoing
Beach Type: 
Sand
Rock
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
6
Danger: 
Careful on the rocks.

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Description: 

Houghton Bay is a beach break on a sandy and rocky beach. The are a couple of peaks with both right and left handers. The wave is powerful, and can get hollow. Best for intermediate to expert surfers. Can get crowded, so know the rules and respect the locals.

Directions: 
From Wellington head south on Kent Street, round the basin reserve on Dufferin Road and onto Adelaide Road heading south. Then turn left onto Riddiford Street, past the Wellington Hospital, through Newtown, then turn right at the roundabout onto Russell Terrace. Continue onto Mount Albert Road, then onto Houghton Bay Road as you go over the hill to Houghton Bay.
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_Houghton-Bay
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