Waiwera

Quality Rating: 
4
Wave Type: 
Reef
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Hollow
Short
Optimal Swell Direction: 
NE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
W
Tide: 
Mid
High
Incoming
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
6
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: 

Waiwera is a beach break/reef break on a sandy beach, located at the mouth of the Waiwera River on Aucklands east coast. Its a paddle across the mouth of the river to get to the break. There is one main peak with both a right and left hander. The wave is short and hollow, good fun. Good for intermediate to expert surfers. River mouths often have strong currents or rips.

Directions: 
Waiwera is located at the mouth of the Waiwera River on Aucklands east coast. From Auckland, head north on Auckland Northern Motorway, State Highway 1, over the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Take exit 394, then turn right onto Grand Road. Turn left onto West Hoe Road, then left onto Hibiscus Coast highway. Turn right onto Waiwera Road, then left again to stay on Waiwera Road. Turn left on The Strand along to the river mouth. From here its a paddle across the river to the break.
Nearest Town: 
Waiwera
Nearest City: 
Auckland
Travel Time from City: 
40mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Facilities: 
Toilets
Shower
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Waiwera
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