Pouto

Quality Rating: 
5
Wave Type: 
Right point
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Wally
Long
Optimal Swell Direction: 
SW
Optimal Wind Direction: 
NE
Tide: 
Low
Mid
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
5
Danger: 
Rips

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Description: 

Pouto is a right hand point break along a sandy beach, located just inside the mouth of Kaipara Harbour of the north side, south of Dargaville. The wave is wally and long. Needs a big swell to get and get it working. Good for intermediate to expert surfers.

Directions: 
Pouto is located just inside the mouth of Kaipara Harbour of the north side, south of Dargaville on the west coast of Northland. From Whangarei head west on Maunu Road, State Highway 14, out of Whangarei. Continue straight onto State Highway 12 into Dargaville. Go through Dargaville on Jervois Street, onto River Road, heading south out of Dargaville, and onto Pouto Road. Continue onto Norton Street, then right onto West Coast Road and left onto Pouto Road. Continue all the way down to the end of Pouto Road. From here its a short walk along the beach to the break.
Nearest Town: 
Dargaville
Nearest City: 
Whangarei
Travel Time from City: 
110mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Facilities: 
Toilets
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Pouto
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