Waihua

Quality Rating: 
5
Wave Type: 
Beach break
River mouth
Wave Size Min: 
1.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Punchy
Optimal Swell Direction: 
S
Optimal Wind Direction: 
N
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: 

Waihua is a beach break on a sandy beach at the Waihua river mouth. There are several peaks along the beach to choose from with both right and left handers. The wave is punchy, and fun. Good for all levels of surfer. River mouths often have strong currents and rips, so watch out.

Directions: 
From Napier city head west on Thackeray Street, then continue onto Hyderabad Road, State Highway 2. Continue on State Highway 2, then turn right onto Main North Road, State Highway 2 out of Napier heading north. Continue north until you get to Waihua and turn right onto Waihua Beach Road.
Nearest Town: 
Wairoa
Nearest City: 
Napier
Travel Time from City: 
75mins
Road in: 
Seal
Gravel
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Waihua
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