Bowentown

Quality Rating: 
3
Wave Type: 
Right point
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Punchy
Optimal Swell Direction: 
NE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
SW
Tide: 
Mid
High
Incoming
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
3
Danger: 
River mouths often have strong currents and rips.

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Description: 

Bowntown is a right hand beach break on a sandy beach, located at the northern tip of Matakana Island. You will need to paddle across the channel from Bowentown, Seaforth Road. You can also take a boat or take the ferry, you can take your car across on the ferry. note you are not allowed to paddle the channel between Matakana Island and Mount Maunganui. There is a good right hand break into the right mouth, and several peaks along the beach to choose from with both right and left handers. The wave is punchy and fun. Good for Intermediate to expert surfers.

Directions: 
From Tauranga City, head west out of tauranga on Takitimu Drive, State Highway 2. Turn right onto Arthenree Road and Continue onto Steele Road, then turn right onto Emerton Road. Turn right onto Seaforth Road and take this right down to the end of Bowentown. From here its a paddle across the channel to matakana Island. You can also take a boat or take the ferry, you can take your car across on the ferry. You are not allowed to paddle across the channel between south Matakana Island and Mount Maunganui.
Nearest Town: 
Tauranga
Nearest City: 
tauranga
Travel Time from City: 
45mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Bowentown
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