Waihi Beach

Quality Rating: 
7
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Punchy
Optimal Swell Direction: 
NE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
SW
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
6
Danger: 
Watch out for swimmers.

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Description: 

Waihi Beach is a beach break on a sandy beach, located at the southern end of the Coromandel. You can surf anywhere along this stretch of beach. There are several peaks to choose from with both right and left handers. There can also be a good left off the rocks at the northern end of the beach. The wave is punchy and fun. This beach is popular, so watch out for swimmers, know the rules and respect the locals. Good for all levels of surfer. Facilities at surf club.

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. You can surf anywhere along this stretch of beach.
Nearest Town: 
Waihi Beach
Nearest City: 
Tauranga
Travel Time from City: 
50mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Facilities: 
Toilets
Shower
Beach View: 
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