Orewa Bar

Quality Rating: 
4
Wave Type: 
River mouth
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Soft
Fat
Optimal Swell Direction: 
NE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
W
Tide: 
Low
Mid
Incoming
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
7
Danger: 
River mouths often have strong rips and currents.

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Description: 

Orewa Bar is at the estuary mouth, at the southern end of Orewa Beach. Its is a sandy beach featuring a left hander on the northern side of the mouth and a right hander on the southern side of the mouth, but also may get a mix of waves on either side. The wave is fairly easy going, soft fun waves which give a good ride, especially good for mal riders. Can get a bit suckier on the southern side of the mouth and better on the lower tide. Good for learners, or fun for everyone. Beach can be busy in summer so watch out for swimmers. Orewa surf club with facilities available further up the beach. River mouths often have strong rips and currents.

Directions: 
From Auckland head north on the Auckland Northern Motorway State Highway 1. Turn right onto the Hibiscus Coast Highway and continue into Orewa. Find a park near the estuary mouth at the southern end of the beach.
Nearest Town: 
Orewa
Nearest City: 
Auckland
Travel Time from City: 
20mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
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