Old Mans

Quality Rating: 
4
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
2.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Soft
Fat
Optimal Swell Direction: 
E
Optimal Wind Direction: 
SW
Tide: 
Mid
Beach Type: 
Sand
Rock
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
4
Danger: 
Careful on the rocks.

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Description: 

Old Mans is a beach break on a sandy/rocky beach, located at the bottom of some cliffs, just north of Mahia. There are several peaks with both right nad left handers. The waves are soft and fat, good for learners and mals. Suitable for all levels of surfer.

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 along Nuhaka Opoutama Road, turn right onto Ormond Drive. WHen you get to Mahia beach, continue straight ahead onto Mahia East Coast Road. The road will cut across to the east coast of mahia peninsula and down the coast. before you get to Mahia you will find Old Mans at the bottom of some high cliffs. You will need to climb down the cliffs, be carfeul.
Nearest Town: 
Mahia
Nearest City: 
Napier
Travel Time from City: 
130mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
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