Orokawa Bay

Quality Rating: 
7
Wave Type: 
Right point
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Powerful
Hollow
Barrels
Optimal Swell Direction: 
NE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
SW
Tide: 
Low
Beach Type: 
Sand
Rock
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
5

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Description: 

Orokawa Bay is a beach break on a sandy beach, located just over the hill to the north of Waihi Beach. There are several peaks to choose from with both right and left handers. There is also a good right hand point break at the southern end of the beach. The wave is powerful and hollow, with barrels on offer. know the rules and respect the locals. 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. At the coast turn left onto Seaforth Road and continue straight onto Wilson Road. Turn right onto Beach Road. At the roundabout turn right onto The Esplanade and find a park near the surf club. From here its a walk over the hill to the north, to the next bay, Orokawa Bay. Approx 30min walk.
Nearest Town: 
Waihi Beach
Nearest City: 
Tauranga
Travel Time from City: 
80mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Orokawa-Bay
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