Houhora Heads

Quality Rating: 
5
Wave Type: 
Left point
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Wally
Punchy
Long
Optimal Swell Direction: 
NE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
W
Tide: 
Mid
Beach Type: 
Sand
Rock
Skill Level: 
Advanced
Crowd Level: 
5
Wildlife: 
Sharks
Danger: 
River mouths often have strong currents and rips

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Description: 

Houhora Heads is a left hand point break on a sandy/rocky point, located at the mouth to the Houhora Harbour on the east coast of Northland. Need to paddle across the river mouth to Stanley Point.  The wave is punchy, wally and long. best for advanced to expert surfers only. River mouths often have strong currents and rips.

Directions: 
Houhora Heads is located at the mouth to the Houhora Harbour on the east coast of Northland. From Kaitaia, head north on North Road, State Highway 1. Before you get to Pukenui, turn right onto Houhora Heads Road and follow this down to the end, to the river mouth. From here its a paddle across the river mouth to Stanley Point.
Nearest Town: 
Pukenui
Nearest City: 
Kaitaia
Travel Time from City: 
35mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Houhora-Heads
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