Sponge Bay

Quality Rating: 
4
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Wally
Optimal Swell Direction: 
SE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
N
Tide: 
Mid
High
Incoming
Beach Type: 
Sand
Rock
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
4

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Description: 

Sponge Bay is a beach break on a sandy/rocky beach, located between Gisborne city centre and Wainui Beach. There are several peaks to choose from with both right and left handers. At the eastern end of the beach is a left hander and at the western end is a right hander. The wave is wally and fun, but requires a good size swell to get working. good learners wave and suitable for all levels of surfer.

Directions: 
From Gisborne town centre drive east on Gladstone Road, onto Wainui Road, State Highway 35, towards Wainui. Start going up the hill to Wainui and turn right onto Sponge Bay Road. Drive to the end of the road and Sponge Bay beach.
Nearest Town: 
Gisborne
Nearest City: 
Gisborne
Travel Time from City: 
10mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Sponge-Bay
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