Tauranga Bay

Quality Rating: 
8
Wave Type: 
Left point
Wave Size Min: 
1.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Wally
Powerful
Hollow
Barrels
Optimal Swell Direction: 
W
Optimal Wind Direction: 
E
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Sand
Boulder
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
5
Wildlife: 
Seals
Penguins
Danger: 
Rips. Careful on the rocks.

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Description: 

Tauranga Bay consists of a Left hand point break off the boulders at the southern end of the beach, and various beach break pecks down the beach. The point is a solid left hander, with a nice wally, powerful shape and can get barrelling. Jump off the rocks to get into the line up. The beach break is on a sandy beach, and has powerful left and right handers. Good for intermediate to expert surfers. On bigger days there can get some rips, leave it to the advanced riders.

Directions: 
From Westport cross the Buller River heading south and turn right onto Cape Foulwind Road State Highway 67A. Drive past Carters Beach and at Cape Foulwind turn left onto Tauranga Bay Road. Take Tauranga Bay Road all the way down to the beach and find a park. The point is to the left and the beach break to the right.
Nearest Town: 
Westport
Nearest City: 
Westport
Travel Time from City: 
20mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Facilities: 
Toilets
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