Whitianga

Quality Rating: 
2
Wave Type: 
Beach break
River mouth
Wave Size Min: 
2.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Soft
Fat
Optimal Swell Direction: 
NE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
SW
Tide: 
Mid
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
6
Danger: 
River mouths often have strong rips and currents. Watch out for swimmers.

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Description: 

Whitianga is a beautiful spot on the Coromandel. Whitianga has a beach break on Baffalo Beach and a right hand bar break at the mouth of the Whitianga Harbour. Whitianga is very sheltered from the swell and needs a at least 3m swell and the right angle to get in, hence its fairly inconsistant. Good for Beginners. River mouths often have strong rips and currents. Whitianga is very popular especially in the holidays, so 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, to the east coast of the Coromandel. Continue on Tairua Road State Highway 25 heading north. Continue through Tairua and into Whitianga, then turn right onto Baffalo Beach Road. You can surf the beach break out front or continue down to the bar at the harbour entrance.
Nearest Town: 
Whitianga
Nearest City: 
Thames
Travel Time from City: 
75mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Facilities: 
Toilets
Shower
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Whitianga
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