Pass Rights
 
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Discription of surf spot: Pass Rights, Tonga

This is a summer north swell righthander right across the channel from "Pass Lefts". Its a fun wave popular with beginners and those who prefer mellow, less intense waves. It has a barreling take-off section that runs for 15 - 20 metres before hitting a channel. The rest of the ride (30 metres) is a mellow shoulder which is great for beginners (up to shoulder high) as it has an easy take-off, a soft-breaking sloping face and is also quite deep so its not dangerous at all. There is a slight current sweeping into the channel through the inside of the break but its not strong on small - medium sized days and easy to escape if you paddle across the rip towards the main break. It gets a little more serious once overhead and is unsuitable for beginners as current in the pass intensifies. This spot needs a straight north swell to break well. Any west in the swell and it hits too square onto the shelf and mostly closes-out. Its definitely worth a paddle most days and is one of the more consistent summer surfspots. Surfable 3 hours either side of high tide.

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Direction right hand 
Bottom coral 
Level Beginner 
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