Aropaoanui

Quality Rating: 
5
Wave Type: 
Beach break
River mouth
Wave Size Min: 
1.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Punchy
Optimal Swell Direction: 
SE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
NW
Tide: 
Mid
High
Incoming
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
3
Danger: 
River mouths often have strong currents and rips.

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Description: 

Aropaoanui Beach is a beach break on a sandy beach with a 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.

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. Turn right onto Aropaoanui Road, which will wind its way all the way down to the beach.
Nearest Town: 
Napier
Nearest City: 
Napier
Travel Time from City: 
50mins
Road in: 
Seal
Gravel
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Aropaoanui
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