Fox River

Quality Rating: 
7
Wave Type: 
Left point
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Wally
Powerful
Long
Optimal Swell Direction: 
SW
Optimal Wind Direction: 
E
Tide: 
Low
Mid
Beach Type: 
Sand
Stones
Rock
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
3
Danger: 
River mouths often have strong currents or rips.

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Description: 

Fox River is a left hand point break on a mostly sandy beach off the rocks at the Fox River mouth. The wave breaks over the rocks at the southern end of the beach, then peels across the beach. Its a long, wally wave with several sections to play with. You can go through the cave across the river in the side of the point and come out the end of the point to paddle out behind  the rocks. Good for surfers of all levels. River mouths often have strong currents and rips, so watch out. 

Directions: 
From Greymouth cross the Grey River and turn right, heading north on State Highway 6. Continue through Punakaiki village and after you cross the Fox River bridge pull off to the left into the small car park.
Nearest Town: 
Punakaiki
Nearest City: 
Greymouth
Travel Time from City: 
40mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Facilities: 
Toilets
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Fox-River
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