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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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 Patiti

New Zealand, New Zealand SI, SE Coast

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Driving S. on your way through Timaru on SH 1 turn left at sign Patiti Point. Go under rail bridge turn right and follow road round (1/2 km) to spacious car park.

English (Translate this text in English): Driving S. on your way through Timaru on SH 1 turn left at sign Patiti Point. Go under rail bridge turn right and follow road round (1/2 km) to spacious car park.

English (Translate this text in English): Driving S. on your way through Timaru on SH 1 turn left at sign Patiti Point. Go under rail bridge turn right and follow road round (1/2 km) to spacious car park.

English (Translate this text in English): Driving S. on your way through Timaru on SH 1 turn left at sign Patiti Point. Go under rail bridge turn right and follow road round (1/2 km) to spacious car park.

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionLeft

BottomFlat rocks

PowerHollow, Fast

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Good wind directionNorthWest, West

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

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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 Additional Information

Paddle out in comfort in channel to right of break. Use 5.2 wetsuit or better in winter, gloves, hood and booties. In summer surf between 5 am and 9 am before the onshore stuffs it up.

English (Translate this text in English): Paddle out in comfort in channel to right of break. Use 5.2 wetsuit or better in winter, gloves, hood and booties. In summer surf between 5 am and 9 am before the onshore stuffs it up.

English (Translate this text in English): Paddle out in comfort in channel to right of break. Use 5.2 wetsuit or better in winter, gloves, hood and booties. In summer surf between 5 am and 9 am before the onshore stuffs it up.

English (Translate this text in English): Paddle out in comfort in channel to right of break. Use 5.2 wetsuit or better in winter, gloves, hood and booties. In summer surf between 5 am and 9 am before the onshore stuffs it up.

Atmosphere

Much loved by the mellow locals, right in town. Often hollowish or with holding walls. When cranking it delivers up to three sections carrying you right to the shingle beach, from where you circle out again clear of the impact zone.

English (Translate this text in English): Much loved by the mellow locals, right in town. Often hollowish or with holding walls. When cranking it delivers up to three sections carrying you right to the shingle beach, from where you circle out again clear of the impact zone.

English (Translate this text in English): Much loved by the mellow locals, right in town. Often hollowish or with holding walls. When cranking it delivers up to three sections carrying you right to the shingle beach, from where you circle out again clear of the impact zone.

English (Translate this text in English): Much loved by the mellow locals, right in town. Often hollowish or with holding walls. When cranking it delivers up to three sections carrying you right to the shingle beach, from where you circle out again clear of the impact zone.

General

Seldom spectacular this wave often yields a gnarly takeoff at midtide as it sucks back of the edge of the flat reef. A satisfying spot. Look south across the bay from the Patiti car park to Jack's Point which often has a wave when Patiti's dead.

English (Translate this text in English): Seldom spectacular this wave often yields a gnarly takeoff at midtide as it sucks back of the edge of the flat reef. A satisfying spot. Look south across the bay from the Patiti car park to Jack's Point which often has a wave when Patiti's dead.

English (Translate this text in English): Seldom spectacular this wave often yields a gnarly takeoff at midtide as it sucks back of the edge of the flat reef. A satisfying spot. Look south across the bay from the Patiti car park to Jack's Point which often has a wave when Patiti's dead.

English (Translate this text in English): Seldom spectacular this wave often yields a gnarly takeoff at midtide as it sucks back of the edge of the flat reef. A satisfying spot. Look south across the bay from the Patiti car park to Jack's Point which often has a wave when Patiti's dead.

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By Anonymous , 29-07-2008

carolinebay - caroline bay usually flat bt when storms or big easterly swells rap in it can be fun

By tyler bo , 09-10-2003

patiti al da way- - naa i represent patiti aye im a regular ther but sum times u hav 2 b ther wen its off but sumtimes is jst crappy but still lest we hav sum wer 2 surf and b.b. peace out

By anonymous , 17-09-2003

shoulder hight? - i was on a trip in t town and went looking for waves evry day we loooked up and down that coast but it all seemed to be sucky as and shore breaking on the steep beach, i saw some nice waves those 2 weeks shoulder hight wif a couple of bazzas nothing specail tho bout weist to shoulder hight.itll b good on the right day. this place has potenial...

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