Karekare

Quality Rating: 
7
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Punchy
Hollow
Barrels
Optimal Swell Direction: 
SW
Optimal Wind Direction: 
E
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Sand
Rock
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
6

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Description: 

Karekare is a beach break on a sandy beach, located just south of Piha on Aucklands west coast. There are several peaks along the beach with both right and left handers. The wave is punchy and hollow, with barrels on offer. Theres a good left hand barrel at the south end of the beach. Good for intermediate to expert surfers. Surf club located on Karekare beach.

Directions: 
Karekare is located just south of Piha on Aucklands west coast. From Auckland head west on the North Western Motorway, State Highway 16. Take exit 14 left onto Te Atatu Road. Turn right onto Edmonton Road. Turn right onto Alderman Drive, then left to continue on Alderman Drive. Continue onto Henderson Valley Road. Turn left onto Forest Hill Road. Turn right onto West Coast Road, then right onto Scenic Drive, and left onto Piha Road. Before you get to Piha turn left onto Karekare Road and down to Karekare Beach.
Nearest Town: 
Auckland
Nearest City: 
Auckland
Travel Time from City: 
45mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Facilities: 
Toilets
Shower
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Karekare
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