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Surf's Up!!!, Canterbury

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Surf's Up!!!Beginner

Submitted by Tony Sharpe

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Trail Information

5.20km

35m

35m

 

Canterbury

Christchurch

Urban

Loop

Undulating, small hills only

Beach
Coastal

Beginner

0:40 (Slow)
0:30 (Moderate)
0:20 (Fast)

-0.2%

+0.2%

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Description

This is a pleasant 5km loop that connects a missing link between 2 other Trail Directory runs - Spitting Distance and North New Brighton Spit. All three of these trails will get you a full marathon if you want to extend yourself with a great varied coastal journey encompassing the Waimakariri Mounth to the Heathcote-Avon Estuary.

For the Surf's Up loop head north from the New Brighton Pier, head past the new Hot Water Salt Pools, past the old surf club and then pick up the beach access trail that takes you to the top of the dunes. From here its a sweet windy trail across the dune tops all the way to Waimari Surf Club. There's one section in the middle where you pop out into the New Brighton Club, but the trail into the dunes is obvious. At Waimari beach return to the Pier along the beach, unless its high tide then you may prefer the dunes both ways.


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Features of interest

New Brighton Beach, New Brighton Hotpools at the start/ finish line


Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 40%

Easy Single Track: 60%


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  • Access

    Start/ Finish on the New Brighton Pier

    Plenty of parking options, can be busy on hot days though

    10 km

    19 minutes

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  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    Straighforward to follow

    Perfect throughout.

    Windproof jacket, Beanie/thermal headwear, Cellphone, Map.

    Water available at each end of the loop

    Can be cold here if the easterly or southerly is blowing

    Watch out for rogue waves if the tide is high and rough

  • Post run indulgence

    Salt on the Pier
    New Brighton Pier
    https://www.saltonthepier.co.nz/
    Great views

    Lots of other options in New Brighton village

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