The Channel

Quality Rating: 
6
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Wally
Punchy
Powerful
Optimal Swell Direction: 
W
Optimal Wind Direction: 
E
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
5

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Description: 

The Channel is a sandy, beach break on the north side of the Grey River at Cobden. Known as the beach break along the beach from the Cobden break water. Several peaks down the beach to choose from with both right and left handers. Can be quite shifty and peaky, but there are good solid pits on offer, with some long rides possible. Can hold big swells, but can make for a hard paddle out when big. Suitable for all levels of surf, or when bigger best for intermediate to expert riders.

Directions: 
The Channel is on Cobden Beach, which is located on the north side of the Grey River. From Greymouth head north up the main street, across the Cobden Bridge, and turn left onto Bright Street. Head to the end of the street and turn left onto Domett Esplanade, then find a car park.
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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Image: 
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