Sandy Bay

Quality Rating: 
6
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Powerful
Hollow
Barrels
Optimal Swell Direction: 
NE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
SW
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
8
Danger: 
Popular beach - know the rules and respect the locals. Watch out for swimmers.

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Description: 

Sandy Bay is a beach break on a sandy beach, located on the east coast, north of Whangarei. There are several peaks down the beach to choose from with both right and left handers. The wave is powerful and hollow with some barrels on offer. Good for all levels of surfer. Popular beach, so know the rules and respect the locals. Watch out for swimmers.

Directions: 
Sandy Bay is located on the east coast, north of Whangarei. From Whangarei, head north on Bank Road and onto Mill Road. Continue onto Waiatawa Road, then onto Ngunguru Road. Turn left onto Kaiatea Road, then turn right to stay on Kaiatea Road. Turn right onto matapouri Road and follow this to the beach.
Nearest Town: 
Whangarei
Nearest City: 
Whangarei
Travel Time from City: 
40mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Sandy-Bay
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