Waimaire

Quality Rating: 
4
Wave Type: 
Beach break
River mouth
Wave Size Min: 
2.0ft
Wave Size Max: 
6.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Punchy
Hollow
Optimal Swell Direction: 
SW
Optimal Wind Direction: 
E
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Sand
Stones
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
2
Danger: 
River mouths often have strong currents and rips

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Description: 

Waimaire is a beach break, river mouth break on a soft shingle beach. There are lots of peaks along the beach to choose from, offering both right and left handers. the wave can be variable depending on shingle banks and swell direction. It can produce good wally, or hollow waves. Best for intermediate to expert surfers. River mouths often have strong currents and rips, so watch out.

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 Waimaire, then turn left onto Lewis Street, then turn right onto Burnett Street and find a park at the end. You can surf anywhere along this section of coastline. You can paddle across the river mouth or drive around if it looks better on the other side.
Nearest Town: 
Westport
Nearest City: 
Westport
Travel Time from City: 
30mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Waimaire
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