The Spit - Mahia

Quality Rating: 
8
Wave Type: 
Left point
Right point
Wave Size Min: 
2.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Powerful
Hollow
Barrels
Optimal Swell Direction: 
NE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
SW
Tide: 
Mid
High
Incoming
Beach Type: 
Rock
Skill Level: 
Expert
Crowd Level: 
7
Danger: 
Careful on the rocks.

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Description: 

The Spit at Mahia has a right and left point break along the sides of a long, narrow, rocky spit. The Spit is located just south of the Mahia township, you can't miss it when your driving past.The left is often slightly better than the right, but both sides of the spit are top quality. The waves are steep and hollow, steep dropins and good barrels. Leave this one to the experts.

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 through Mahia. Continue just south of Mahia, you can't miss seeing the rocky spit.
Nearest Town: 
Mahia
Nearest City: 
Napier
Travel Time from City: 
130mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_The-Spit
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