Tawharanui

Quality Rating: 
4
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Punchy
Short
Optimal Swell Direction: 
NE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
SW
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Sand
Rock
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
7
Danger: 
Crowded 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: 

Tawharanui is a beach break on a sandy/Rocky beach, also known as Anchor Bay, located south of Omaha, on the Tawharanui Peninsula. There are several peaks along the beach to choose from with both right and left handers. The wave is punchy and fun. Good for all levels of surfer. Popular beach so know the rules and respect the locals. Watch out for swimmers.

Directions: 
Tawharanui is located south of Omaha, on the Tawharanui Peninsula, east coast, 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. Continue straight onto Leigh Road, then turn right onto Takatu Road. Turn left and follow the road around to the north side of the peninsula and find a golden sand beach. From here find a good peak along the beach somewhere.
Nearest Town: 
Warkworth
Nearest City: 
Auckland
Travel Time from City: 
70mins
Road in: 
Seal
Gravel
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Tawharanui
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