Cromer is an inconsistent beach break on the North Norfolk Coast. Mostly the surf breaks on the left and/or right side of the pier. The spot works best on a mid to high tide on the push. Generally a northerly or a north westerly swell will produce waves. The pier does provide a little shelter from the wind. As with many surf spots around the North Norfolk coast rips can be particularly bad.
Magnet Bay is a nice left hand point break on the Banks Peninsular. It handles small to 10ft surf and works best on a southerly swell. Magnet can be quite fickle but is a nice wave when it is working. Getting in and out can be a pain (literally) with razor sharp boulders. It's an idea to bring booties. Magnet is the easiest spot to get to on the Banks Peninsular so is ideal to avoid the crowds at the main Christchurch breaks.
Taylors Mistake is one of the better breaks in the Christchurch area. TM tends to have a little more size than other breaks in the area and as a result can be busier. Works in a big northerly, and easterly but probably best in a south easterly swell. Offshore in a westerly. Taylors can hold up to a 2.5m swell and relies on its banks for the quality of waves. For the live webcam overlooking the surf conditions visit http://taylorssurf.co.nz
One of the more consistent breaks in North Norfolk. Waves rarely get larger than head high and often on a bigger northerly swell the rips will have you in Cromer before you know it. Best surfing here from October through March on better autumn / winter swells. Try to catch it on the push of an incoming tide. Runton has never really been as good since they took the sewer pipe out a few years ago. Small, pretty standard inconsistent beach break when its on, slight chalk reef gives some small but sometimes nicely shaped waves normally 1-3 foot can go 4, even 5 foot on a really good day. Rips can get pretty bad, some sharp rocks on the inside and can also get pretty crowded when its on. Local surfers and kids from Cromer sometimes are a bit snobby and rude if your a learner but still great fun on a good day!
Gore Bay is a beach break about 1.5 hours north of Christchurch. It is a pretty consistent sand bottomed break that works best on a good south east groundswell and an offshore westerly wind. Can be surfed on all tides but is better on a fuller tide.
Make sure you have spare gear because there is not a surf shop for miles.
Mangamaunu is one of the best breaks in the area and well worth a visit. It works best on a southerly or south east swell and a west or north west wind.
The wave is very consistent throughout winter but make sure you have your winter wetsuit with you.
Kaikoura is at the end of a deepwater trench which funnels the swell and ensures that the waves that do hit this stretch of the coast pack a real punch.
Mangamaunu can hold waves of 2m or more.
A consistent reef break accessable by boat from the surrounding resorts. Best surfed first thing in the morning on a south or south west swell. This wave can get big and is a classic when the conditions are right - it provides long, fast barreling waves. The water is super clear and it is a real experience to see the colourful coral shooting past as you surf along this wave.
One of the better beach breaks in this area of west Wales. Freshwater West is a fun, fast and powerful wave that breaks on all tides and can hold up to 8 feet.
FW works on a south west swell and is offshore with an east wind.
Great spot for beginners who want to try out surfing in Bali an want a nice beach break to give it a go. Works on small south west swell and holds up to 1.5 meters. It can product clean, fast waves and is pretty consistent. There are an awful lot of surfers on this beach so watch what you are doing. The water quality here is not the best and it is probably a good idea to avoid surfing after a heavy downpour.
Manly is the first of Sydneys multiple northern beaches and reputedly the birthplace of Australian surfing following a visit and surfing demonstration by Hawaiian Olympic swimming champion Duke Kahanamoku.It is a popular beach (and area) with tourists and can get busy. The surf here is pretty consistent with the break picking up plenty of swell through most of the year. The best surf here is found with a west, south west wind and a north east groundswell. Both lefts and rights are available depending on the current state of the banks. The surf is mostly suitable for beginners but on bigger swells is only for more experienced surfers. You can also find Manly Life Saving Club here, founded in 1903 it is over 100 years old.
Consistent reef break on Rottnest Island. Left and rights break over the rocky reef. Due to its south facing location it gets plenty of swell and can be working when the swell is too small for other breaks on the island. Works on a south or south west swell and offshore in a north or north east wind. Does hold a decent size but can get busy - it is probably the most popular break on the island.
reasonable sized right handers breaking on sand coverd reef
Mostly lefts with some short rights. Like the rest of SA this isn\'t a real \"pointbreak\". Upper or intermediate or better only as there is a serious rip across the point. Crowds are getting slowly worse as the years progress.
Scarbs extends south from Triggs. It is mainly a sandy bottom beach break. Occasionally with the right wind, swell, tide, sandbank and weather conditions "Scarbs" can be good. However most of the year is is small, sloppy and closes out. Crowds are always insane, mostly kooky learner surfers who will drop in on you, pull into set waves and fall off etc. Worth a check, but don't get your hopes up.
Works both at high and low tide. Best months are from November to March with February having the glassiest swells.