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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.
Easy to find?
Good day length
Good swell direction,
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to
Best tide position
Best tide movement
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.
Generally the atmosphere here is pretty mellow with everyone enjoying the scenery and the waves. A nice spot to hang out and camp also.
Great after a long day in summer, heading back to Kaikoura Bakery for a feed of sausage rolls and strawberry flavoured milk !!
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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