Anatori Beach

Quality Rating: 
6
Wave Type: 
Left point
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Wally
Long
Optimal Swell Direction: 
SW
Optimal Wind Direction: 
SE
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
1

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Description: 

Anatori Beach is a remote beach on the West Coast near the top of the South Island. The beach consists of a left hand river bar break and beach breaks to the north and south, on a sandy beach. The river break offers a long wally powerful wave. The beach break peaks offer nice fun, waves, both right and left handers. The bar and peaks can change a bit depending on tide and river conditions. being so remote theres not usually any crowds, you can often have the beach to yourself. Like all river mouth breaks, watch out for rips and currents. If your adventurous, you can drive further south on the rough 4wd tracks and find other point breaks and beach breaks all to your self.

Directions: 
From Takaka head north on Takaka Valley Highway State Highway 60. Continue on State Highway 60 until you get to the Collingwood turn off and turn left (away from Collingwood) onto Collingwood-Bainham Main Road, then turn right onto Collingwood Puponga Main Road, over the bridge heading north. Continue north until you get to Pakawau (just past Pakawau Inlet) and turn left on Mclure Street, which will then turn left and turn into Pakawau Bush Road. Continue on, the road will turn to gravel and change its name to Dry Road. Continue past Whanganui Inlet carry on until you get to Paturau. At Paturau turn left and continue south down the coast to the Anatori River.
Nearest Town: 
Pakawau
Nearest City: 
Takaka
Travel Time from City: 
120mins
Road in: 
Gravel
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
Yes
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