Oraka Beach

Quality Rating: 
5
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Punchy
Optimal Swell Direction: 
E
Optimal Wind Direction: 
SW
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
4
Danger: 
River mouths often have strong currents and rips.

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Description: 

Oraka beach is a beach break on a sandy beach, located at the mouth of the Kopuawhara Stream/Estuary. There are several peaks with both right and left handers. The waves are punchy and fun, 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. When you reach the east coast turn left onto Oraka Road, down to the river mouth.
Nearest Town: 
Mahia
Nearest City: 
Napier
Travel Time from City: 
130mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Oraka-Beach
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