Whanganui River Mouth

Quality Rating: 
5
Wave Type: 
Left point
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Wally
Optimal Swell Direction: 
SW
Optimal Wind Direction: 
NE
Tide: 
Low
Incoming
Beach Type: 
Sand
Rock
Skill Level: 
Advanced
Crowd Level: 
3
Danger: 
Careful on the rocks. River mouths often have strong currents and rips.

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Description: 

Whanganui River Mouth is a left hand point break that breaks on the inside of the river mouth on the south side on the river. This only breaks on huge swells. The wave is a solid left hand wall, giving good rides. Advanced to expert surfers only. Watch out, river mouths often have strong currents and rips.

Directions: 
From Wanganui head south on Carlton Ave, State Highway 3. Cross the Whanganui River, then turn right onto Wikitoria Road, which will turn into Airport Road. Continue past the airport then turn left onto the gravel road and take this round the end of the airport to the south side of the river mouth. From here it is a long walk along the sand dunes to the river mouth. Alternativly you could go to the north side of the river mouth and paddle across, but this is very dangerous due to the strong currents.
Nearest Town: 
Wanganui
Nearest City: 
Wanganui
Travel Time from City: 
10mins
Road in: 
Seal
Gravel
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Wanganui-River-Mouth
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