Shingles

Quality Rating: 
7
Wave Type: 
Right point
River mouth
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Soft
Wally
Powerful
Hollow
Optimal Swell Direction: 
NW
Optimal Wind Direction: 
SE
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Sand
Stones
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
3
Danger: 
River mouths often have strong rips and currents

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Description: 

Shingles is a sandy/shingle beach break up the mouth of the Buller River, on the north bank of the river. This is one of the only fresh water breaks in New Zealand. Needs a big North West swell to get working. Right hand point break that is nice and mellow on the lower tide and good and wally on the higher tide, some times hollow too. Good for all surfers.

Directions: 
From Westport head north on Derby Street, then turn left onto Coates Street and take this all the down to the river bank
Nearest Town: 
Westport
Nearest City: 
Westport
Travel Time from City: 
2mins
Road in: 
Seal
Gravel
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
Yes
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