Cobden

Quality Rating: 
8
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.0ft
Wave Size Max: 
20.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Wally
Fast
Hollow
Short
Optimal Swell Direction: 
W
Optimal Wind Direction: 
E
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
5
Danger: 
Carefull jumping off the rocky breakwater. Also watch for rips

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Description: 

Cobden is a sandy, beach break with a rock breakwater at the south end of the beach. Cobden is best right up beside the breakwater, and there are other peaks down the beach towards The Channel. Can be quite shifty and peaky, but there are good solid pits on offer, both rights and lefts. Can hold big swells, but can make for a hard paddle out when big. Can be better to jump of the breakwater to get out. Best for intermediate to expert riders.

Directions: 
Cobden beach is located on the north side of the breakwater, at the mouth 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. Alternatively, from Bright Street you can take a left and then right onto Hill Quay which takes you onto the breakwater.
Nearest Town: 
Greymouth
Nearest City: 
Greymouth
Travel Time from City: 
5mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Facilities: 
Toilets
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