Kawerua Reefs

Quality Rating: 
6
Wave Type: 
Reef
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Powerful
Hollow
Optimal Swell Direction: 
SW
Optimal Wind Direction: 
NE
Tide: 
Mid
High
Incoming
Beach Type: 
Sand
Rock
Skill Level: 
Expert
Crowd Level: 
5
Danger: 
Rips

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Description: 

Kawerua Reefs is a range of beach/reef breaks on a sandy/rocky beach. Kawerua Reefs is located a long walk south of the Wairau River, south of Waipoua Reefs. The wave is powerful and hollow, with barrels on offer. Best for expert surfers only.

Directions: 
Kawerua Reefs is located about an hours walk south of the Wairau River, south of Waipoua Reefs, through the Waipoua Kauri Forest, on the west coast of Northland. From Kaitaia head south on South Road, State Highway 1, out of town. Turn right onto Mangamuka Road, then turn left onto Kohukohu Road. Continue onto West Coast Road. Take the Rawene to Kohukohu ferry across to Rawene. Go West on Parnell Street, and continue onto Rawene Road. Turn right onto State Highway 12. Continue past the Waimamaku River and from here you will need to make your way through the Waipoua Kauri Forest tracks to the beach. May need to ask a local for guidance. You can walk south about an hour from the Waimamaku River.
Nearest Town: 
Waimamaku
Nearest City: 
Kaitaia
Travel Time from City: 
130mins
Road in: 
Seal
Gravel
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Kawerua-Reefs
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