Patea River Mouth

Quality Rating: 
6
Wave Type: 
Beach break
River mouth
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Punchy
Hollow
Optimal Swell Direction: 
SW
Optimal Wind Direction: 
N
Tide: 
All
Incoming
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
4
Danger: 
River mouths often have strong currents and rips.

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Description: 

Patea River Mouth is a beach break on a sandy beach located at the Mouth of the Patea River. You can surf on both sides of the river mouth or sometimes right up into the river mouth, but usually best of the south side. The wave is punchy and hollow. Good for all levels of surfer. Watch out, river mouths often have strong currents and rips.

Directions: 
From Wanganui head north on London Street, Great North Road, State Highway 3. At Patea turn left onto Egmont Street, then continue onto Taranaki Road, down to the beach. Paddle across the river to get to the south side.
Nearest Town: 
Patea
Nearest City: 
Wanganui
Travel Time from City: 
60mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Facilities: 
Toilets
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Patea-River-Mouth
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