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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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 Meatworks (near Maungamanu)

New Zealand, New Zealand SI, NE Coast

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 Access

After leaving the Kaikoura township head north for about 15km´s until you reach the coast line again. Ahead you will see Maungamanu but before that, a turn off to your right cross a trainline, follow the shingle road until you see a bunch of cars parked up. The big peak with everyone sitting on it is Meatworks.

English (Translate this text in English): After leaving the Kaikoura township head north for about 15km´s until you reach the coast line again. Ahead you will see Maungamanu but before that, a turn off to your right cross a trainline, follow the shingle road until you see a bunch of cars parked up. The big peak with everyone sitting on it is Meatworks.

English (Translate this text in English): After leaving the Kaikoura township head north for about 15km´s until you reach the coast line again. Ahead you will see Maungamanu but before that, a turn off to your right cross a trainline, follow the shingle road until you see a bunch of cars parked up. The big peak with everyone sitting on it is Meatworks.

English (Translate this text in English): After leaving the Kaikoura township head north for about 15km´s until you reach the coast line again. Ahead you will see Maungamanu but before that, a turn off to your right cross a trainline, follow the shingle road until you see a bunch of cars parked up. The big peak with everyone sitting on it is Meatworks.

DistanceWeek-end trip

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomBoulders

PowerPowerful, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, East

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Sharks

 Additional Information

I only mentioned sharks as above, as I have heard of a guy spotting a White Pointer here. Don´t let that scare you, I have surfed this spot for years, and never seen one. On big days watch the paddle out there is a large rock that sticks out on lowish tides. When it´s big here, it´s heavy, and the locals here charge, so don´t get in their way if you are new to this spot. Try not to go left too often, there seems to be a rip on the left side, and the rock ! Other than that, it´s a nice wally powerfull wave on it´s day, enjoy.

English (Translate this text in English): I only mentioned sharks as above, as I have heard of a guy spotting a White Pointer here. Don´t let that scare you, I have surfed this spot for years, and never seen one. On big days watch the paddle out there is a large rock that sticks out on lowish tides. When it´s big here, it´s heavy, and the locals here charge, so don´t get in their way if you are new to this spot. Try not to go left too often, there seems to be a rip on the left side, and the rock ! Other than that, it´s a nice wally powerfull wave on it´s day, enjoy.

English (Translate this text in English): I only mentioned sharks as above, as I have heard of a guy spotting a White Pointer here. Don´t let that scare you, I have surfed this spot for years, and never seen one. On big days watch the paddle out there is a large rock that sticks out on lowish tides. When it´s big here, it´s heavy, and the locals here charge, so don´t get in their way if you are new to this spot. Try not to go left too often, there seems to be a rip on the left side, and the rock ! Other than that, it´s a nice wally powerfull wave on it´s day, enjoy.

English (Translate this text in English): I only mentioned sharks as above, as I have heard of a guy spotting a White Pointer here. Don´t let that scare you, I have surfed this spot for years, and never seen one. On big days watch the paddle out there is a large rock that sticks out on lowish tides. When it´s big here, it´s heavy, and the locals here charge, so don´t get in their way if you are new to this spot. Try not to go left too often, there seems to be a rip on the left side, and the rock ! Other than that, it´s a nice wally powerfull wave on it´s day, enjoy.

Atmosphere

Generally the atmosphere here is pretty mellow with everyone enjoying the scenery and the waves. A nice spot to hang out and camp also.

English (Translate this text in English): Generally the atmosphere here is pretty mellow with everyone enjoying the scenery and the waves. A nice spot to hang out and camp also.

English (Translate this text in English): Generally the atmosphere here is pretty mellow with everyone enjoying the scenery and the waves. A nice spot to hang out and camp also.

English (Translate this text in English): Generally the atmosphere here is pretty mellow with everyone enjoying the scenery and the waves. A nice spot to hang out and camp also.

General

Great after a long day in summer, heading back to Kaikoura Bakery for a feed of sausage rolls and strawberry flavoured milk !!

English (Translate this text in English): Great after a long day in summer, heading back to Kaikoura Bakery for a feed of sausage rolls and strawberry flavoured milk !!

English (Translate this text in English): Great after a long day in summer, heading back to Kaikoura Bakery for a feed of sausage rolls and strawberry flavoured milk !!

English (Translate this text in English): Great after a long day in summer, heading back to Kaikoura Bakery for a feed of sausage rolls and strawberry flavoured milk !!

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By mangybear , 13-01-2010

Second peak - The locals are all good there, you get one chance to make the wave, it you don't then you're pretty fucked( snakes and drop ins). But that's all good, there's a second peak, it's a mellower ride just to the right.
Around christmas time a fuckn' huge Great White migrates past the place to chomp on seal's, it clear's the line up real quick.

By anonymous , 04-03-2005

- next time you go surfing give me a call mate 5ft every time you can be my good luck charm

By anonymous , 13-07-2004

sick - Meatworks is an epic wave when its working. I travelled to this place 5 weeks in a row and encountered 5 ft plus surf each time. Get up early as the hills behind meatworks create offshores early and clean as A-FRAMES.

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