Kakanui

Quality Rating: 
4
Wave Type: 
Beach break
River mouth
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Wally
Punchy
Optimal Swell Direction: 
S
Optimal Wind Direction: 
NW
Tide: 
Mid
High
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
4
Danger: 
River mouths often have strong currents or rips.

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Description: 

Kakanui is a beach break on a sandy beach, located at Kakanui, on the coast from Maheno. Kakanui features a right hand point break in front of the river mouth at the south end of the beach. Good fun peaks on offer. Good for all levels of surfer.

Directions: 
From Oamaru head south on State Highway 1. At Maheno Turn left onto Fortification Road, at the end of the road turn right onto Beach Road. Continue striaght ahead and the road will change to High Street, then into Cobblestone Road, which will take you right down to the beach. You can also drive round to the south side of the river on Harbour Terrace to surf the right hander.
Nearest Town: 
Kakanui
Nearest City: 
Oamaru
Travel Time from City: 
20mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Kakanui
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