Motiti Island

Quality Rating: 
8
Wave Type: 
Left point
Right point
Reef
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
2.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Punchy
Optimal Swell Direction: 
NE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
SW
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Rock
Skill Level: 
Expert
Crowd Level: 
3
Wildlife: 
Sharks

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Description: 

Motiti Island is rocky island located approx 10km off shore from the Tauranga coastline, out off Papamoa Beach. Motiti Island features several breaks, at the southern tip of the island there is a right hander and a beachie, and the north eastern tip has a left hander. The north east tip is known as Swannies and is a hollow, powerful left hander. The eastern side of the southern tip has a powerful beachie with both right and left handers. The western side of the southern tip has a right hander that is long and powerful. Experts only.

Directions: 
From Tauranga City, head to the Harbour and you will need a decend sized boat to get out to Motiti Island. The island is approx 10km off shore. or you can fly - contact Tauranga Aero Club for more info.
Nearest Town: 
Tauranga
Nearest City: 
Tauranga
Travel Time from City: 
30mins
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
No
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Motiti-Island
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