Taranaki

Awakino

Awakino is a river mouth beach break on a sandy beach, located at the mouth to the Mokau River. There can be a couple of peaks to choose from with both right and left handers, on both sides on the river mouth and along the beach. The break changes depending on sand bar movements. The wave is punchy and powerful, with barrels on offer. Suitable for advanced to expert surfers. River mouths often have strong currents and rips, so watch out.

Mokau

Mokau is a river mouth beach break on a sandy beach, located at the mouth to the Mokau River. There can be a couple of peaks to choose from with both right and left handers, on both sides on the river mouth and along the beach. The break changes depending on sand bar movements. The wave is punchy and powerful, with barrels on offer. Suitable for intermediate to expert surfers. River mouths often have strong currents and rips, so watch out.

Waitara

Waitara is a river mouth beach break on a sandy/shingle beach, located at the mouth to the Waitara River, on the east side of the river mouth. There can be a couple of peaks to choose from with both right and left handers. The wave is punchy and hollow, with barrels on offer. There is also a good left hander on the western side of the river mouth which can be worth a look.  Suitable for all levels of surfer.

Bell Block

Bell Block is a beach break and an outer reef break, on a sandy beach, located north of New Plymouth. The outer reef break features a peak with a left hander. Its a long paddle out and needs a good size swell to get it working, but when its on its a powerful, hollow wave. Leave the outer reef to the experts. There is also the beach break which can be a punchy, fun wave. Good for all surfers.

Waiwhakaiho

Waiwhakaiho is a river mouth beach break on a sandy beach, located at the mouth to the Waiwhakaiho River, east end of Fitzroy beach. There can be a couple of peaks to choose from with both right and left handers. the lefts are much longer than the rights. The wave is punchy and hollow, with barrels on offer. Suitable for intermediate to expert surfers. Popular beach, so Know the rules and respect the locals.

The Groyne

The Groyne is a beach break on a sandy beach, located near the breakwater at the eastern end of Fitzroy beach. There are several peaks to choose from with both right and left handers. The wave is punchy and hollow, with barrels on offer. Suitable for all surfers, although shorey can get nasty. Popular beach, so watch out for swimmers, Know the rules and respect the locals.

Boulters bay

Boulters Bay is a small bay with both a right and a left point break, one at either side of the bay, onto a sandy/rocky beach. Boulters Bay is located along New Plymouths coastal walkway and is also known as Boulder Bay. The left hander is along the western side of the bay and the right hander is along the eastern side of the bay. the left hander is usually bigger and better. the wave is generally fat, a good mal wave or good for beginners. Suitable for all surfers. Know the rules and respect the locals.

Bog Works

Bog works is a beach/reef break onto a rocky beach, located along New Plymouths coastal walkway near the old sewage outfall pipe. Its a long paddle out to the break and the break needs to be big before it works. Bog Works is a big peak, with both rights and lefts available. The wave has a fast drop in, then into a big long wally section. Leave this break to the experts. Know the rules and respect the locals.

Belt Road

Belt Road is a left hand point break onto a sandy/rocky beach, located along New Plymouths coastal walkway.  The wave is normally fat and sectiony with really long rides. Good mal wave. On rare occasions it can get good with grinding barrels all the way through. Belt Road needs a good size swell to get it working. Is a bit of paddle out. Suitable for intermediate to expert surfers. Know the rules and respect the locals.

Back Beach

Back beach is a beach break on a sandy beach. There are several peaks, offering both right and left handers. The waves are powerful and punchy, top quality. Picks up good swell and can be a bit more sheltered than other breaks with some wind directions.  Suitable for all surfers. Very popular beach so watch out for swimmers. Know the rules and respect the locals.

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