Wavetraps

Quality Rating: 
4
Wave Type: 
Right point
River mouth
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Hollow
Short
Optimal Swell Direction: 
W
Optimal Wind Direction: 
E
Tide: 
Low
Mid
Incoming
Beach Type: 
Sand
Stones
Rock
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
2
Danger: 
Debris floating down the river, and sewer pipe outflow.

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Description: 

Wavetraps is a small beach just inside the river mouth of the Grey River. The beach is sand with stones higher up and a rocky breakwater. The wave is a hollow, short right hander. Requires the right swell angle to get in there as its fairly sheltered. Good when all the other beachs are massive and closing out, Wavetraps will just be getting a nice, smaller wave. Suitable for intermediate to expert surfers. Watch out for debris floating down the river and the sewer pipe outflow near by.

Directions: 
Wavetraps beach is located on the north side of the Grey River on a small beach just inside the river mouth. From Greymouth head north up the main street, across the Cobden Bridge and turn left onto Bright Street. Then turn left into either Newcastle Street or Blackett Street, then turn right onto Nelson Quay. Continue along and the road will change to Hill Quay, then go past the Greenstone Park Speedway which takes you onto the breakwater. Find a car park and check the surf on the small beach inside the river mouth, just behind the speedway.
Nearest Town: 
Greymouth
Nearest City: 
Greymouth
Travel Time from City: 
5mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Wavetraps
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Image: 
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