Little Wanganui

Quality Rating: 
5
Wave Type: 
Beach break
River mouth
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Size Max: 
8.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Wally
Punchy
Hollow
Optimal Swell Direction: 
W
Optimal Wind Direction: 
E
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
2
Danger: 
River mouths often have strong currents and rips

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Description: 

Little Wanganui is a beach break on a golden sand beach, with a river mouth at the southern end of the beach. You can surf anywhere along this section of coastline, there are lots of peaks to choose from scattered down the beach, offering both left and right handers. The wave has a punchy drop with good wally rides, and often gets a hollow shorey. Best for intermediate to expert surfers. 

Directions: 
From Westport head north out of town on Brougham Street, State Highway 67. Continue on State Highway 67 all the way until you get to Little Wanganui, then either turn left onto Little Wanganui Wharf Road, the road will change to gravel, and follow the road down to the river mouth or stay on State Highway 67 and find a park along the beach front. There are peaks all along the coast to choose from.
Nearest Town: 
Little Wanganui
Nearest City: 
Westport
Travel Time from City: 
60mins
Road in: 
Seal
Gravel
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Little-Wanganui
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