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Charleston ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Charleston Surf Photo: 'Constant Bay Huge Surf' by Rob Davies

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Open ocean wave model on 30 April at 3 am

Forecast wind and swell just offshore from Charleston around the time the photo was taken

Constant Bay Huge Surf, Charleston
user: Rob Davies (724 photos)
photo taken at: 3:20 am 30 Apr 2013

Constant Bay Huge Surf

New Zealand | Charleston

Average rating: 4.2
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Enormous waves break onto cliffs at the entrance to Constant Bay, Charleston, on the wild west coast of South Island. The largest waves this day were about 6-8m and the normally sheltered Constant and Joyce Bays had 2m+ waves that surged into the flax at the back of beach.