Awesome Things To Do In Christchurch Best surf breaks

Whether you want to learn to surf in a well-known beach such as Sumner or you're experienced and seeking a new break, there are waves for everyone in Christchurch.

Don’t know where to start to being to find pumping waves? Start with the list below.

Sumner 

BEST FOR

Beginners to Advanced surfers

WHY WE LOVE IT

Sumner is a great spot to venture into the water- with "Learn to Surf" surf school located at the end of Stoke St (which has a gentle beach break). Other options include Mussel Rock and Breakwater. Sumner is the best spot in town for long boarders. 

GOOD TO KNOW

Stoke St & Breakwater: Swells from N to NE. Offshore in W to SE winds. Best from low to mid/high tide.

Mussel Point: Best in clean E to SE swells at High tide.

Photo credit @micsanlaw [Instagram]

Taylors Mistake

BEST FOR

Intermediate to Advanced surfers

WHY WE LOVE IT

Taylors is certainly a wave for more experienced surfers. With a powerful beach break and a great wave for short boarders - you will need to know what you are doing! This being said the beach is a beautiful spot for a picnic and to watch the skills of other surfers to get some inspiration. 

GOOD TO KNOW

Best in NE swell. Offshore in NW to SE winds. 

Photo credit @reettachristina [Instagram]

New Brighton Pier

BEST FOR

Beginners to Advanced surfers

WHY WE LOVE IT

New Brighton is a great local surf beach... this long stretch of sand has many peaks down the beach. Rides are often short and heavy - but a lot of fun! Plus friends can grab great snaps of you from the famous New Brighton Pier.

GOOD TO KNOW

Best swells from NE to SE. Winds from NW to SW. Best at high tide. 

Photo credit @ilovenewbrighton [Instagram]

North Beach

BEST FOR

Beginners to Advanced surfers

WHY WE LOVE IT

Similar surf conditions to New Brighton with mainly sort rides that can get heavy. However it is often better in the water than it looks from the shore, so best to get out there and give it a go. 

GOOD TO KNOW

Sells from NE to S. Winds from NW to SW. Best at high tide. 

Photo credit @emmadaisy19 [Instagram]

For surf reports and cameras check out Learn to Surf

Check out NZ Surf Guide for more details on surf breaks in Christchurch.