Ruapuke

Quality Rating: 
8
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Punchy
Powerful
Barrels
Optimal Swell Direction: 
SW
Optimal Wind Direction: 
E
Tide: 
High
Beach Type: 
Sand
Rock
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
6
Danger: 
River mouths often have strong currents or rips.

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Description: 

Ruapuke is a beach break on a sandy beach with a rocky point, located just south of Raglan. Ruapuke is exposed to plenty of swell. There are several peaks along the beach to choose from with both right and left handers. The wave is powerful with barrels on offer. Good for Beginner to Expert surfers.

Directions: 
Ruapuke is located just south of Raglan on the west coast of Waikato. From Hamilton head west on Whatawhata Road State Highway 23. Turn left onto Te Mata Road. Turn left to stay on Te Mata Road, then turn right onto Ruapuke Road. Continue right onto Whaanga Road. Turn left onto Swan Access Road and down to the beach.
Nearest Town: 
Raglan
Nearest City: 
Hamilton
Travel Time from City: 
70mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Ruapuke
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