Taupo Bay

Quality Rating: 
8
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: 

Taupo Bay 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. The wave is powerful and hollow, with good barrels on offer. There can also be a good right hander down the southern end of the beach. Good for all levels of surfer. Popular beach - know the rules and respect the locals. Watch out for swimmers.

Directions: 
Taupo Bay is located east of Kaitaia on the east coast of Northland. From Whangarei, head north on Western Hills Drive, State Highway 1. At Kawakawa turn left onto Queen Street, State Highway 1. Turn right onto State Highway 10. Turn right onto Taupo Bay Road and follow this all the way to the beach at Taupo Bay, then take Marlin Drive along the beach front.
Nearest Town: 
Kerikeri
Nearest City: 
Whangarei
Travel Time from City: 
110mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Facilities: 
Toilets
Shower
Changing room
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Taupo-Bay
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