Opotiki

Quality Rating: 
5
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Wally
Hollow
Optimal Swell Direction: 
N
Optimal Wind Direction: 
S
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
4

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Description: 

Opotiki Beach is a long beach consisting of a beach break on a sandy beach. There are several peaks and river bars down the beach to choose from, along Opotiki/Waiotahi coast. The waves are changable depending on tide and sand movement. Travel down the beach and find a good peak or bar to ride, you should be able to find some fun waves. Suitable for surfers of all levels.

Directions: 
From Whakatane center, go east on The Strand, then turn right onto George Street, then right again onto Hillcrest Road. Continue straigh on Hillcrest Road and onto Ohope Road, over the hill to Ohope Beach. At Ohope Beach turn right onto Pohutukawa Ave, then right onto Wainui Road. When you get to State Highway 2, turn left onto State Highway 2. Continue until you reach the coast on Waiotahi Road. You can find a peak to surf anywhere along the Waiotahi and Opotiki coast.
Nearest Town: 
Opotiki
Nearest City: 
Whakatane
Travel Time from City: 
45mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
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