Tokata

Quality Rating: 
5
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Punchy
Hollow
Optimal Swell Direction: 
E
Optimal Wind Direction: 
SW
Tide: 
Low
Mid
Incoming
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
n/a

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Description: 

Tokata is a beach break on a sandy beach, located the northern end of a long beach. There are several peaks along the beach to choose from with both right and left handers. The wave is punchy and hollow. Good for all levels of surfer.

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. When you reach the coast at Hicks Bay, Continue on over the small hill and take the next left down to the beach. Alternatively, From Gisborne town centre drive east on Gladstone Road, onto Wainui Road, State Highway 35, towards Wainui. Continue past Wainui on Moana Road and onto Whangara Road and keep heading north. Continue past Tokomaru Bay and Waipiro Bay, then turn left onto Te Araroa Road, State Highway 35. At Tikitiki turn left and left again to stay on Te Araroa Road, State Highway 35. Continue past Te Araroa and Tokata is at the other end of the beach, turn right just before the hill to Hicks Bay, down to the beach.
Nearest Town: 
Te Araroa
Nearest City: 
Whakatane
Travel Time from City: 
140mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Tokata
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