Tuamotu Island

Quality Rating: 
9
Wave Type: 
Left point
Right point
Reef
Wave Size Min: 
2.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Fast
Powerful
Hollow
Barrels
Long
Optimal Swell Direction: 
SE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
N
Tide: 
Low
Mid
Incoming
Beach Type: 
Rock
Skill Level: 
Expert
Crowd Level: 
6

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Description: 

Tuamotu Island is a reef break with a right and left point break on a rocky point, located out off Sponge Bay, between Sponge Bay and The Cliff. Requires a long paddle from Sponge Bay out to Tuamotu Island. The surf breaks off the point on the surf eastern tip of the island. The left hand point break then breaks along the south side of the island and the right hander breaks along the eastern side. The wave is powerful and hollow with plenty of barrels on the cards as it races along the reef, providing nice long rides on the left hander. Expert surfers only. You can't see the surf from Sponge Bay, so it pays to check the surf from up on the cliff somewhere before heading out.

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. From here its a long paddle out to Tuamotu Island. Boat acces is always an option too.
Nearest Town: 
Gisborne
Nearest City: 
Gisborne
Travel Time from City: 
10mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Tuamotu-Island
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