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Nine Mile Reviews and Ratings

(West Coast South Island, New Zealand)

Visitor reviews of Nine Mile surf break

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Nine Mile Ratings

Overall: 3.5. Based on 1 vote. Vote

Quality on a good day: 5.0

(1 star: Even when the swell and winds are optimum, the waves are poor quality, 5 stars: If conditions are right, the waves will be World Class).

Consistency of Surf: 3.0

(1: Nine Mile is a fickle surf spot that only works a few times a year. 5: Reliable year-round spot).

Difficulty Level: 1.0

(1: Suitable for Groms. 3: Intermediates. 5: Expert tow-in surfers only).

Water Quality: 3.0

(1: Known health risks from pollution. 5: Never any pollution).

Crowds: 4.0

(1: Often too crowded. 5: Nine Mile is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).

Access: 5.0

(1: Getting to Nine Mile requires an overland expedition or chartering a boat. 3: A 30 minute walk from the nearest parking. 5: Park a vehicle right by the break).



FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.