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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 are from the southwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the east northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. An uncrowded break, even when it is working.

Trolley's Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.3°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).
Trolley's Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 21:26 Local Time
WedThursday 29
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 0.3
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.3
SSE
Period (s) 10 10 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
ENE 15
ENE 15
E 15
ENE
Wind State on cross-
on
cross-
on
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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