Palmers

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
Wildlife: 
Sharks
Danger: 
River mouths often have strong currents or rips. Watch out for swimmers.

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Description: 

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

Directions: 
Palmers is located at the north end of Kaitoke Beach by Palmers Island 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 25min drive to palmers. 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, to the north end of kaitoke Beach.
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_Palmers
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