Shark Alley

Quality Rating: 
3
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Soft
Fat
Optimal Swell Direction: 
NE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
SW
Tide: 
Mid
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
8
Wildlife: 
Sharks
Danger: 
Watch out for swimmers.

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Description: 

Shark Alley is a beach break on a sandy beach, located just on the other side of Leisure Island from Mount Maunganui main beach. There are also break off either side of Moturotau island, a short paddle out off the beach. There are several peaks to choose from with both right and left handers. The wave is often fairly soft and fat, great for learners and mal riders. Suitable for all levels of surfer. Popular beach so watch out for swimmers, know the rules and respect the locals. There are facilities located at the surf club.

Directions: 
From Tauranga City, head to Mount Maunganui and get onto Maunganui Road. Turn onto Banks Ave, down to the Beach and onto Marine Parade. You can find many peaks down this stretch of beach to choose from.
Nearest Town: 
Mt Maunganui
Nearest City: 
Tauranga
Travel Time from City: 
10mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Facilities: 
Toilets
Shower
Changing room
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Shark-Alley
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