Blaketown

Quality Rating: 
9
Wave Type: 
Right point
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Fast
Punchy
Powerful
Hollow
Optimal Swell Direction: 
NW
Optimal Wind Direction: 
E
Tide: 
High
Beach Type: 
Sand
Rock
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
4
Danger: 
careful on the rocks. Watch out for rips

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Description: 

Blaketown is located on the south side of the mouth to the Grey River, right beside to breakwater. The beach is sandy with a rocky breakwater at the north end. Blaketown beach has several peaks down the beach with right and left handers, or the best peak beside the breakwater, which can be more of a right hander off the breakwater. The wave starts with a steep, hollow drop in, with a fast, powerful wall. Can be very solid in a big swell and plenty of barrels on offer. Use the rip beside the breakwater or jump off the breakwater to get out when big. Good for intermediate to expert surfers.

Directions: 
Blaketown beach is located on the south side of the breakwater, at the mouth of the Grey River. From Greymouth head to Blaketown, go south down the main street, then turn right onto Murray Street, then veer right onto Herbert Street, then left onto Leonard Street, then left onto Boundary Road. Turn right onto Steer Road then right onto Reid Street, going around the lagoon. At the end of the road either go straight ahead on the gravel road round to the left and right down to the breakwater or you can turn left onto Collins Road, find a park at the end and walk from there.
Nearest Town: 
Greymouth
Nearest City: 
Greymouth
Travel Time from City: 
5mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
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