Hicks Bay

Quality Rating: 
5
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Soft
Wally
Optimal Swell Direction: 
E
Optimal Wind Direction: 
W
Tide: 
Mid
High
Incoming
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
1

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Description: 

Hicks Bay is right near the tip of East Cape. Its a sandy beach break with peaks down the beach. Its a softer wave, good for beginners up, and uncrowded. Often bigger than it looks from up the hill.

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 through Whangaparoa, and when you hit the east side of East Cape you will be at Hicks Bay. Turn left on to Wharf Road then right onto Onepoto Road, down to the beach. Alternatively, from Gisborne head north up the coast on State Highway 35, through Te Araroa, and Hicks bay is the last bay before the road heads inland. Turn right onto Wharf Road then right onto Onepoto Road, down to the beach.
Nearest Town: 
Whangaparoa
Nearest City: 
Whakatane
Travel Time from City: 
150mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
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