Whituare Bay

Quality Rating: 
8
Wave Type: 
Right point
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Fat
Wally
Long
Optimal Swell Direction: 
N
Optimal Wind Direction: 
SE
Tide: 
Low
Mid
Incoming
Beach Type: 
Stones
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
6

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Description: 

Whituare Bay is a right hand point on a shingle/stoney beach, located just north of Hawai, also known as Maraenui. The bay produces a good quality right hand point. The wave wally but fat with several sections to play with and nice long rides. Good mal wave. Suitable for intermediate to expert surfers.

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 Hawai, then the next bay is Whituare Bay, and the point is at the north end of the beach. Its a steep walk down the track from the road.
Nearest Town: 
Hawai
Nearest City: 
Whakatane
Travel Time from City: 
60mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Whituare-Bay
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