Happy Jacks

Quality Rating: 
3
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
2.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Soft
Wally
Long
Optimal Swell Direction: 
E
Optimal Wind Direction: 
W
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Sand
Boulder
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
3
Danger: 
Careful on the rocks.

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Description: 

Happy Jacks is a beach break on a sandy beach with boulder points and a small island in the middle. Happy jacks is located in the next bay round to the north of Mahanga Point, Happy Jacks Boat Harbour, which requires either a long paddle around the point or walk across farms land, with permission. There are several peaks to choose from with both right and left handers available. The waves are punchy and fun. Suitable for intermediate to expert surfers.

Directions: 
From Napier, head north on Pandora Road State Highway 2, onto Meeanee Quay and Main North Road out of the city. Continue on State Highway 2 through Wairoa, then at Nuhaka go straight through the roundabout onto Nuhaka Opoutama Road. Continue straight onto Mahanga Road. When coming into Mahanga turn right onto Blakes Approach and left onto Judges parade. head to the northern end of the beach and from here its a paddle out around Mahanga Point to the next bay, long paddle. Or you may be able to cross the farmers land if you ask nicely.
Nearest Town: 
Mahia
Nearest City: 
Napier
Travel Time from City: 
140mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
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