Waihau Bay

Quality Rating: 
4
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Soft
Punchy
Optimal Swell Direction: 
N
Optimal Wind Direction: 
S
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Sand
Rock
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
4

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Description: 

Waihau Bay is a beach break on a sandy beach, located out near the end of East Cape. There are several peaks along the beach to choose from with both right and left handers. The wave is soft yet punchy. Good for all levels of surfer.

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 Papatea Bay to Waihau Bay, and turn left onto Orete Point Road. Surf the sand beach at the eastern end, Te Rangiharu Bay.
Nearest Town: 
Whangaparoa
Nearest City: 
Whakatane
Travel Time from City: 
110mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Facilities: 
Toilets
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Waihau-Bay
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