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Trolley's ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.2

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Trolley's Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 9.3 °C

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 05:28 Local time
Tuesday 25
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 9 9 10 7
Wind (km/h) 35
SW 40
SW 35
SW 20
Wind State off off off off

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Trolley's in Canterbury is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the east northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Christchurch, 7 km from Trolley's.

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Trolley's Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Christchurch- Aranui, 3 km from Trolley's.

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Air temperature
5.6 °C

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Overall Trolley's Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The closest passenger airport to Trolley's is Christchurch International Airport (CHC) in New Zealand, which is 16 km (10 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Trolley's is Timaru Airport (TIU), also in New Zealand, 150 km (93 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Hokitika Airport (HKK), also in New Zealand, 167 km (104 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Trolley's, Canterbury. Use the tab navigation above to view Trolley's sea temperature, Trolley's photographs, Trolley's detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Trolley's webcams, current wind from Canterbury live weather stations and Trolley's tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Trolley's.