Rat Island

Quality Rating: 
6
Wave Type: 
Left point
Right point
Reef
Wave Size Min: 
2.5ft
Wave Size Max: 
10.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Fast
Hollow
Optimal Swell Direction: 
S
Optimal Wind Direction: 
NW
Tide: 
High
Beach Type: 
Rock
Skill Level: 
Advanced
Crowd Level: 
4
Danger: 
Careful around the rocks.

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Description: 

Rat Island is a small island out off Wellingtons Island Bay, officially called Taputeranga Island. Rat island features a right hand reef break off the east side of the island and a left hand reef break off the south west side of the island. Both sides produce solid, hollow, fast waves. Can be quite a long paddle to get out. best for advanced to expert surfers.

Directions: 
From Wellington City head south on Kent Street, round the basin reserve on Dufferin Road and onto Adelaide Road heading south. Continue onto The Parade which will take you all the way out to Island Bay and Rat Island. Or you can take The Esplanade round from Lyall Bay and 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_Rat-Island
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