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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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