Hot Water Beach

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

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Description: 

Hot Water Beach is a beautiful beach, one of the nicest in New Zealand, and is very popular with the tourists/swimmers/holiday makers. Hot Water beach is a Beach break on a golden sand beach. Its a fairly long beach with various peaks down the beach, and sucks up for some hollow barrels. At the North end of the beach there can be a left hand point break, and at the South end of the beach aright hand break with an outer reef. The beach has natural hot springs in front of the rocks in the middle of the beach, where you will see people digging there own hot pools at low tide. Although called Hot Water beach for the hot springs the water can be quite cool due to there also being some cold springs under the water. Good for surfers of all levels. Watch out for swimmers.

Directions: 
From Thames head south on Ngati Maru State Highway 25, then just past Kopu turn left onto Kopu-Hikuai Road State Highway 25A and head east. Continue onto Tairua Road State Highway 25. Continur past Tairua heading north. Then turn right onto Hot Water Beach Road, down to Hot Water Beach. Hot Water Beach is a fairly long beach split by the Taiwawe Stream and some rocks. You can either park and surf at the north end or the south end, which is popular with the tourists/swimmers.
Nearest Town: 
Hot Water Beach
Nearest City: 
Thames
Travel Time from City: 
60mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Facilities: 
Toilets
Shower
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