Whatipu

Quality Rating: 
6
Wave Type: 
Right point
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Powerful
Hollow
Barrels
Optimal Swell Direction: 
W
Optimal Wind Direction: 
E
Tide: 
Mid
High
Incoming
Beach Type: 
Sand
Rock
Skill Level: 
Advanced
Crowd Level: 
6
Danger: 
River mouths often have strong currents or rips.

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Description: 

Whatipu is a right hand point break on a sandy beach, located on the north side of the Manukau Harbour entrance. The wave is hollow and powerful, with a steep fast drop in and barrels on offer. Requires incoming tide. strong currents. Advanced to expert surfers only.

Directions: 
Whatipu is located on the north side of the Manukau Harbour entrance. From Auckland head west on the North Western Motorway, State Highway 16. Take exit 8 left onto Great North Road. Continue onto Ash Street, then onto Rata Street, and onto Titirangi Road. Turn left onto Huia Road and follow this through Huia. Turn right onto Whatipu Road down to the end of the road. From here its a walk over the dunes to the beach.
Nearest Town: 
Auckland
Nearest City: 
Auckland
Travel Time from City: 
45mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Whatipu
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