Motunau Beach

Motunau Beach is only an hours drive from Christchurch and is home to a couple of different options. There is a small island offshore which breaks the swell up enough to create some shifting peaks and along with the sediment from the river mouth these can get quite good when the banks are right.

If the swell is bigger enough, there is a left-hand point further into the bay which can produce some fun wally waves.

Surf Skill:
Surf Type:
  • Bodyboarders
  • Longboarders
  • Shortboarders
Mar - May, Sep - Nov
Break Direction:
Paddle from beach
Local Vibe:
Pretty chilled
Best Conditions
S - E
3 - 5ft
N - NW
All tides

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