Taipa

Quality Rating: 
2
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Soft
Fat
Optimal Swell Direction: 
NE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
S
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
6
Danger: 
Popular beach - know the rules and respect the locals. Watch out for swimmers. River mouths often have strong currents and rips.

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Description: 

Taipa is a beach break on a sandy beach, located east of Kaitaia on the east coast of Northland. There are several peaks down the beach to choose from with both right and left handers. Needs a big swell to get into the bay. The wave is soft and fat, good mal wave and great for learners. Good for all levels of surfer. Popular beach - know the rules and respect the locals. Watch out for swimmers. River mouths often have strong currents and rips.

Directions: 
Taipa is located east of Kaitaia on the east coast of Northland. From Kaitaia, head north on North Road, State Highway 1. At Awanui turn right onto State Highway 10. At Taipa, turn left onto Mamaru Road, then right onto Foreshore Road.
Nearest Town: 
Mangonui
Nearest City: 
Kaitaia
Travel Time from City: 
25mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Facilities: 
Toilets
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Taipa
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