Kaitoke

Quality Rating: 
8
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Punchy
Powerful
Hollow
Optimal Swell Direction: 
NE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
SW
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
7
Wildlife: 
Sharks
Danger: 
River mouths often have strong currents or rips. Watch out for swimmers.

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Description: 

kaitoke is a beach break on a sandy beach, located near the Aerodrome on the east coast of Great Barrier Island.  There are several peaks along the beach with both right and left handers. There can also be a good bar break at the Kaitoke river mouth. The wave is powerful and hollow. Best for intermediate to expert surfers. Beach can get popular in the summer, so watch out for swimmers.

Directions: 
Kaitoke Beach is located on 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 20min drive to Kaitoke. 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 and right onto Oceanview Road.
Nearest Town: 
Tryphena
Nearest City: 
Auckland
Travel Time from City: 
240mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Facilities: 
Toilets
Shower
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Kaitoke
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