Supertubes

Quality Rating: 
9
Wave Type: 
Left point
Wave Size Min: 
1.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Wally
Barrels
Long
Optimal Swell Direction: 
SW
Optimal Wind Direction: 
S
Tide: 
Low
Beach Type: 
Rock
Skill Level: 
Advanced
Crowd Level: 
5

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Description: 

Supertubes is well known for excellent surf, with big long rides. Supertubes is a left hand point break on a rocky point, located west round the point from Shipwreck Bay, and west of Ahipara. There are four distinct sections on the point starting with Pines the further most west, then onto Supertubes, then Mukie2 and Mukie1, the closest east. Supertubes is often the best wave of the four. The wave is solid with a steep drop in, into a mean barrel section, then onto a wally section. real performance wave. Supertubes is a long walk to get to or if you have a 4wd you can drive around on the beach. Be careful of rips. Best for advanced to expert surfers.

Directions: 
Supertubes is located west round the point from Shipwreck Bay, and west of Ahipara, on the west coast of Northland. From Kaitaia head south west on Redan Street, out of town, then continue straight ahead on Pukepoto Road. When you get to Ahipara, Continue straigh on Foreshore Road, over the Wairoa River. The road will change to gravel. Continue west along the shore line to the western end of the bay and turn right onto Wreck Bay Road. Drive to the end of the road and find a park. From here its either a long walk west round the point or you can drive along the beach if you have a 4wd, careful can be dangerous and tidal.
Nearest Town: 
Ahipara
Nearest City: 
Kaitaia
Travel Time from City: 
15mins
Road in: 
Seal
Gravel
Sand
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
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