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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Gore Bay

New Zealand, New Zealand SI, NE Coast

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Follow signage from Cheviot town, between Kaikoura and Christchurch.

English (Translate this text in English): Follow signage from Cheviot town, between Kaikoura and Christchurch.

English (Translate this text in English): Follow signage from Cheviot town, between Kaikoura and Christchurch.

English (Translate this text in English): Follow signage from Cheviot town, between Kaikoura and Christchurch.

DistanceDay trip

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerFun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast, East, NorthEast

Good wind directionNorthWest, West

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

Atmosphere

Gore Bay is a swell magnet compared to spots in Kaikoura and Christchurch. A great spot to go for a day or weekend. Camping available in the bay.

English (Translate this text in English): Gore Bay is a swell magnet compared to spots in Kaikoura and Christchurch. A great spot to go for a day or weekend. Camping available in the bay.

English (Translate this text in English): Gore Bay is a swell magnet compared to spots in Kaikoura and Christchurch. A great spot to go for a day or weekend. Camping available in the bay.

English (Translate this text in English): Gore Bay is a swell magnet compared to spots in Kaikoura and Christchurch. A great spot to go for a day or weekend. Camping available in the bay.

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By Anonymous , 07-03-2007

Tourist... - Fully Backing up that Great White comment... Sore a Shark while out surfing 5 metres away from me!

By anonymous , 23-01-2006

Keep an eye out for great whites - Can you can tell the difference between a great white and a dolphin fin, even though it might be too late by then. Watch out !

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