Punakaiki

Punakaiki is a reknown for its Pancake rocks. Tourist travelling along the rough coast of new zealands south island gather here to stroll around the rock formation. But on either side of the rocks there are good possibilities for surfing. However this coast is dangerous, most of the time it's too large to be surfed and if in doubt be aware of strong rips and currents!
When it's small and the banks are good you can get good quality waves here. On the left hand side (picture) good right handers were forming off the rocks...

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Attendance Week
Empty
Attendance Weekend
Empty
Best Tide Position
Mid Tide
Best Tide Movement
Rising Tide
Dangers
Rips undertow
Frequency
Sometimes Break
Good Swell Direction
South West
Good Wind Direction
North East
Holds up to
2.5m (8ft)
Max Length of Wave
Normal (50m - 150m)
Normal Length of Wave
Short (50m)
Starts Working
Less than 1m (3ft)
Surf Level
Experience Required
Type of Bottom
Sandy
Type of Wave
Beachbreak
Wave Direction
Left- and Righthander
Wave Power
Powerful

Location

HWY 6
Greymouth
New Zealand

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