Awana Bay

Quality Rating: 
7
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Punchy
Powerful
Hollow
Optimal Swell Direction: 
E
Optimal Wind Direction: 
W
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
7
Danger: 
River mouths often have strong currents or rips. Watch out for swimmers.

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Description: 

Awana Bay is a beach break on a sandy beach, located north of Kaitoke beach, on the east coast of Great Barrier Island.  There are several peaks along the beach with both right and left handers. There is a good left hander at the northen end of the beach at the river mouth and a good right hander at the southern end of the beach. The wave is punchy and hollow, with barrels on offer. Best for intermediate to expert surfers. Beach can get popular in the summer, so watch out for swimmers.

Directions: 
Awana Bay is located north of Kaitoke Beach on the east coast of Great Barrier Island, which is a approximately a 3-4 hour ferry ride out east of Auckland. From Auckland, take one of the ferries, Fullers or Sealink are options and you can take your car over. Ferry takes approx 3-4 hours depending which ferry and which destination you arrive at. You can also fly to Great Barrier Island which is much quicker. From Tryphena harbour its a 30min drive to Awana Bay. Drive north on Shoal Bay Road to the Tryphena Town ship. In Tryphena turn right onto Medland Road. Turn left to stay on Medland Road. Turn right to stay on Medland Road, then left onto Walter Blackwell Road. Continue onto Hector Sanderson Road. Turn right onto Blind Bay Road, then continue onto Gray Road. Turn right to stay on Gray Road and continue onto Aotea Road and stop at Awana Bay.
Nearest Town: 
Tryphena
Nearest City: 
Auckland
Travel Time from City: 
240mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Awana-Bay
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