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Latitude: 35° 16.472' S
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Head towards Russel via the coastal route, look for a farm house right on the beach.Park up in the car park for $2 (they won't know if you don't but it's common courteousy, they're letting you on their own beach after-all) and straddle the fence and you are there.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Private access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Teme Teme
Wave qualityWorld Class
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
PowerFast, Powerful, Fun
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast, East, NorthEast
Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest, South
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
To surf this spot well you need to respect the beach, respect the locals and if you do those 2 things you will catch epic waves. And remember that you can stay the night at the Farm on the Beach, you can camp/campervan pretty much anywhere on the beach, or you can stay in one of the old farmers huts,ranging from basic to pretty nice. Pahi Bay and Umuheke Bay (the next couple of bays to the North) are also worth a look if there is a bit of a crowd (which is rarely)or Taupiri Bay to the South also, but all these little Bays and Coves are only accesible by foot, so be adventurous trust me you will be rewarded, a little birdie told me there's some epic fishing to be had as well.
Elliots is a camp ground during the summer so you can be surfing with heaps of city folk, but usally everyone is pretty laid back just cruising.
Just a real piece of paradise just beware that it is suituated not far from the Whangamumu whaling station so in the past it used to attract some very big nasties. When the sun is not out it can be a little scarey.But otherwise pretty awesome, you surf with cows lazing around on the beach and the only time other people will be out is after work when all the locals come out or if people are staying at the farm.
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