Whangapoua

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

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Description: 

Whangapoua is a beach break on a sandy beach, located at Whangapoua, on http://www.metservice.com/marine/surf/whangapouathe north side of the Whangapoua Harbour. Whangapoua has several peaks along the beach to choose from with both right and left handers. there can be some good breaks at the two ends of the beach or around Pungapunga Island. Whangapoua is a fairly sheltered beach and needs a decent swell to get it working. The wave is punchy and fun. Coromandel beaches are popular, so Know the rules and respect the locals. Good for beginner to expert surfers.

Directions: 
Whangapoua is located on the east side of the Coromandel peninsula, near the northern tip, off State Highway 25. From Thames head north on Queen Street, State Highway 25. You will go round the northern tip of the Coromandel Peninsula towards the east side. Turn left onto Whangapoua Road. Turn right onto Tangiora Avenue, then continue onto Mangakahia Drive and find a good spot along the beach.
Nearest Town: 
Matarangi
Nearest City: 
Thames
Travel Time from City: 
70mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Facilities: 
Toilets
Shower
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Whangapoua
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