Waiapu

Quality Rating: 
6
Wave Type: 
Beach break
River mouth
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Punchy
Optimal Swell Direction: 
E
Optimal Wind Direction: 
W
Tide: 
Low
Mid
Incoming
Beach Type: 
Stones
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
5
Danger: 
River mouths often have strong currents and rips.

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Description: 

Waiapu is a beach break on a shingle beach, located at the mouth of the Waiapu River. The wave is punchy and fun, but it can change depending on water movement and shingle banks. Suitable for intermediate to expert surfers.

Directions: 
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 to stay on Te Araroa Road, then turn right onto Rangitukia Road. Turn right onto Beach Road, down to the beach on the north side of the Waiapu River mouth.
Nearest Town: 
Tikitiki
Nearest City: 
Gisborne
Travel Time from City: 
130mins
Road in: 
Seal
Gravel
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Waiapu
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