Kapiti Island

Quality Rating: 
8
Wave Type: 
Left point
Right point
Wave Size Min: 
2.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Powerful
Hollow
Barrels
Optimal Swell Direction: 
NW
Optimal Wind Direction: 
S
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Sand
Rock
Skill Level: 
Expert
Crowd Level: 
2
Danger: 
Careful on the rocks.

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Description: 

Kapiti Island is out off the Kapiti Coast and is only accessible by private boat. Kapiti Island offers several breaks, a left hand point break off the north east point of the island, then anoth left hand point break mid way down the east coast of the island, and a right hand point break off the south east point of the island. All breaks are on rocky points. The north and mid breaks work on a north west swell with a southerly wind, and offer powerful, hollow, waves. The north point produces a lot longer, fast waves. The mid break has shorter, barreling waves. The south point works on a big south swell with north to north westerly winds, and offers gnarly, hollow barrel. Experts only.

Directions: 
From Wellington head north out of the city on State Highway 1. Turn left where the signs point to Porirua, still on State Highway 1. Continue past Porirua, Paremata, Paekakariki to Waikanae. Turn left onto Te Moana Road down to the beach. From here you will need to launch your own boat and make your way out to Kapiti Island.
Nearest Town: 
Waikanae
Nearest City: 
Wellington
Travel Time from City: 
60mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
No
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Kapiti-Island
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