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Trolley's ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 2.6

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Trolley's Surf Guide

Trolley's in Canterbury is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the southwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the east northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. The location means that it never gets crowded.

Trolley's Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Trolley's:

The best conditions reported for surf at Trolley's occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Trolley's (for consistent clean waves)?

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Trolley's with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 26% of the time in August while 34% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 40% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
26%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
34%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
40%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Trolley's Location Map

Interactive Trolley's surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

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Trolley's Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 28 February 2021, 01:54 Local Time
Sunday 28
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.8
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 5
S 5
SE 10
ENE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
glass on

Swell History at Trolley's

Surf stats for Trolley's, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Trolley's

Wind stats for Trolley's, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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