Motu River

Quality Rating: 
8
Wave Type: 
Right point
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Powerful
Hollow
Barrels
Long
Optimal Swell Direction: 
N
Optimal Wind Direction: 
S
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Stones
Skill Level: 
Advanced
Crowd Level: 
6
Danger: 
River mouths often have strong currents and rips.

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Description: 

Motu River mouth is a right hand point on a shingle/stoney river mouth, located just north of Houpoto and south of Whitianga Bay. The wave is a good quality right hander which produces hollow barrels and peels along for long rides. Suitable for advanced to expert surfers.

Directions: 
From Whakatane head east through Opotiki and change from State Highway 2 onto State Highway 35. Take this all the way along the coast past Houpoto, then over the Motu River. find a park on the north side of the river near the river mouth.
Nearest Town: 
Houpoto
Nearest City: 
Whakatane
Travel Time from City: 
70mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Motu-River
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