Maketu

Quality Rating: 
7
Wave Type: 
Right point
Beach break
River mouth
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Powerful
Hollow
Barrels
Optimal Swell Direction: 
NE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
S
Tide: 
High
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
6
Danger: 
River mouths often have strong currents and rips.

Region Tag:

Area Tags:

Description: 

Maketu is a river mouth beach break and right point on a sandy/stoney beach, located at Maketu at the mouth of the Maketu Estuary. There is a right hand point break along the beach on the east side of the river mouth, and several peaks around the mouth of the river with borth right and left handers. The wave is punchy and hollow. Good for intermediate to experts surfers.

Directions: 
From Tauranga City, head south east on Mt Maunganui Road, onto State Highway 2. near the papamoa turn off, veer right onto Tauranga East Road, State Highway 2, heading south. Continue through Te Puke, then turn left onto Te Tumu Road and right onto maketu Road. At Maketu turn left onto Beach Road, along to the beach.
Nearest Town: 
Te Puke
Nearest City: 
Tauranga
Travel Time from City: 
30mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Maketu
Map: