Pakiri Beach

Quality Rating: 
5
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Punchy
Hollow
Optimal Swell Direction: 
E
Optimal Wind Direction: 
SW
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
7
Danger: 
Popular beach - Know the rules and respect the locals. Watch out for swimmers. River mouths often have strong currents or rips.

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Description: 

Pakiri Beach is a beach break on a white sand beach, located just north of Leigh, on the east coast north of Auckland. There are several peaks to choose from along the beach with both right and left handers. The wave is punchy and hollow. Good for all levels of surfer. Popular beach so know the rules and respect the locals. River mouth often have strong currents or rips.

Directions: 
Pakiri beach is located on the east coast from Wellsford, north of Auckland. From Auckland, head north on Auckland Northern Motorway, State Highway 1, over the Auckland Harbour Bridge. At Warkworth turn right onto Sandspit Road, then left onto Matakana Road. Turn left to stay on Matakana Road. Turn right onto Pakiri Road. Turn left onto Pakiri River Road Road down to the beach.
Nearest Town: 
Wellsford
Nearest City: 
Auckland
Travel Time from City: 
75mins
Road in: 
Seal
Gravel
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Pakiri-Beach
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