aka Lyttelton Harbour
Nice grass rigging area shared with windsurfers.
Fun rollers can be found on a good day. Stay up wind of the reef which can be seen at low tide, there is a marker.
Works best on an Easterly, ok on a NE too just need to get out and back to where the wind is good.


Additional Details

  • Average wave heights (breaking shore waves to ride): 2-4ft
  • Distance from waters edge to safe foiling depth.: 10-20m
  • Anything else we should know?:Great place to wing skate in light winds.
  • Rider level: Intermediate, Foil Pro
  • Shore Description: Rocky Shore
  • Best wind direction: E, SE
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  • Best Tides: All tides
  • Best swell conditions: 2-4ft
  • Best time of year:Dec - Feb, Mar - May
  • Comments::Avoid reef located down wind of launch area.
  • Car Parking:Sealed
  • Rigging Area:Grass
  • Entering the Water:Boat Ramp
  • Average Wind: 10-15kts
  • Best area or direction to ride:Center of the bay where there is more wind, about 3 to 4 knots more.
  • Alternative landing locations:There's no ideal down wind landing location, not recommended if you are unable to go up wind.
  • Other likely on-water activities to watch for:Boating, Fishing, Sailing, Jetskis
  • Obstacles on the water:Reef off the coast and down wind from launch area.

1 Review for Naval Point



3 Reviews

A great spot, windy than the beach

4.0/ 5

It is a great spot but not for beginners. You need to be able to go upwind to ride in the harbour. Downwind is a reef and a lot of water. The beaches are far away, so if you are a beginner and really want to go, take a phone in case you need a pickup! The wind can be sheltered on the parking side, so expect an extra 3/4 knots once you get further from the shore. No specific danger as such, apart from the reef which you will avoid if you can go upwind. When the tide goes down, there are some fun little waves, perfect to practice before heading for the ocean.

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