Awatoto

Quality Rating: 
6
Wave Type: 
Beach break
River mouth
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Powerful
Hollow
Barrels
Optimal Swell Direction: 
E
Optimal Wind Direction: 
W
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Stones
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
5
Danger: 
River mouths often have strong currents or rips.

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Description: 

Awatoto is a beach break, on a shingle beach, located at the Awatoto Rivermouth. There are several peaks to enjoy and the wave is powerful, with hollow barrels. Variable banks which change often, especially when the river mouth gets dug out. Good for intermediate to expert surfers. Be careful, river mouths often have strong currents or rips.

Directions: 
Napier head south on Marine Parade, State Highway 2, out of Napier. Continue through Awatoto village and just before you get to the next River, where the fertilizer plant and industrial area are, turn left and make your way down to the beach beside the river.
Nearest Town: 
Napier
Nearest City: 
Napier
Travel Time from City: 
10mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Awatoto
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