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Auckland Surf Beaches

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Auckland surf beaches are some of the best in New Zealand. Check out these places below next time you’re keen to sniff out a wave.

Auckland Surf Beach Rimmers

Description:

Rimmers is a solid beach break on a sandy beach, located on Aucklands west coast. Muriwai is a very popular spot in the summer. There are several peaks down the beach to choose from, with both left and right handers, so you shold be able to fins a good spot to yourself. The wave is punchy and powerful, heaps of fun. There are often rips and dangerous currents, so better for the experienced surfers especially on big days. Good for all levels of surfer. It gets crowded so know the rules and watch out for swimmers

Directions:

Rimmers is located north of Muriwai, on Aucklands west coast. From Auckland, take the North Western Motorway State Highway 16 out of the city, through Kumeu. Continue past the turn off to Muriwai and turn left onto Rimmer Road, through the Woodhill Forest, down to the beach.

Wave Type:
Beach break
Wave Size Min:
1.0ft
Wave Shape:
Punchy
Powerful
Optimal Swell Direction:
SW
Optimal Wind Direction:
E
Tide:
All
Beach Type:
Sand
Skill Level:
Beginner
Crowd Level:

6

Danger:

Rips. Watch out for swimmers.
Beach View:
Auckland Surf Beach Rimmers

Auckland Surf Beach Maori Bay

Description:

Maori Bay is a beach break on a sandy beach, located just south of Muriwai on Aucklands west coast. There are several peaks along the beach to choose from with both right and left handers. There is a good left hander off shag rock in the middle of the bay and also at the southern end of the bay. The wave is powerful and hollow, with barrels on offer. The shorey can get heavy.  Good for intermediate to expert surfers.

Directions:

Maori Bay is located just south of Muriwai, on Aucklands west coast. From Auckland head west on the North Western Motorway, State Highway 16. At Waimauku turn left onto Muriwai Road. Continue onto Oaia Road, into Muriwai, then turn right onto Waitea Road, down to the beach.

Nearest Town:
Auckland
Nearest City:
Auckland
Travel Time from City:
40mins
Road in:
Seal
Walk in:
No
Parking at beach:
Yes
Facilities:
Toilets
Shower
Wave Type:
Beach break
Wave Size Min:
1.0ft
Wave Shape:
Powerful
Hollow
Barrels
Optimal Swell Direction:
SW
Optimal Wind Direction:
E
Tide:
All
Beach Type:
Sand
Rock
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Crowd Level:

8

Beach View:
Auckland Surfing Beach Maori-Bay

Auckland Surf Beach Bethells Beach

Description:

Bethells Beach is a well known surf break on Aucklands West coast. Its a beach break on a sandy beach, with both left and right handers. The wave has good punchy peaks which can get hollow. Good for all levels of surfer. Bethells can get crowded, so know the rules and respect the locals.

Directions:

From Auckland, head west on the North Western Motorway State Highway 16. Turn left onto Lincoln Road, then turn right onto Universal Drive. Turn right onto Swanson Road, through Swanson and continue heading west along Scenic Drive North. Up on the hills turn right onto Te Henga Road and then continue onto Bethells Road all the way down to Bethells Beach.

Nearest Town:
Swanson
Nearest City:
Auckland
Travel Time from City:
30mins
Road in:
Seal
Walk in:
No
Parking at beach:
Yes
Facilities:
Toilets
Wave Type:
Beach break
Wave Size Min:
1.5ft
Wave Size Max:
6.0ft
Wave Shape:
Wally
Punchy
Powerful
Optimal Swell Direction:
SW
Optimal Wind Direction:
E
Tide:
Mid
High
Incoming
Beach Type:
Sand
Skill Level:
Beginner
Crowd Level:

8

Danger:
Crowds
Beach View:
Auckland Surf Beach Bethells

Auckland Surf Beach Muriwai

Directions:

From Auckland, take the North Western Motorway State Highway 16 out of the city, through Kumeu. At Waimauku turn left onto Muriwai Road. At Muriwai turn right onto either Motutara Road or Waitea Road, down to the beach and surf club. This will be really busy in the summer season, especially on weekends.

Nearest Town:
Muriwai
Nearest City:
Auckland
Travel Time from City:
35mins
Road in:
Seal
Walk in:
No
Parking at beach:
Yes
Facilities:
Toilets
Shower
Wave Type:
Beach break
Wave Size Min:
1.0ft
Wave Shape:
Wally
Powerful
Optimal Swell Direction:
SW
Optimal Wind Direction:
E
Tide:
All
Beach Type:
Sand
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Crowd Level:

9

Danger:
Rips. Crowds. watch out for swimmers
Beach View:
Auckland Surf Beach Muriwai

Auckland Surf Beach Whatipu

Description:

Whatipu is a right hand point break on a sandy beach, located on the north side of the Manukau Harbour entrance. The wave is hollow and powerful, with a steep fast drop in and barrels on offer. Requires incoming tide. strong currents. Advanced to expert surfers only.

Directions:

Whatipu is located on the north side of the Manukau Harbour entrance. From Auckland head west on the North Western Motorway, State Highway 16. Take exit 8 left onto Great North Road. Continue onto Ash Street, then onto Rata Street, and onto Titirangi Road. Turn left onto Huia Road and follow this through Huia. Turn right onto Whatipu Road down to the end of the road. From here its a walk over the dunes to the beach.

Nearest Town:
Auckland
Nearest City:
Auckland
Travel Time from City:
45mins
Road in:
Seal
Walk in:
Yes
Parking at beach:
Yes
Wave Type:
Right point
Wave Size Min:
1.5ft
Wave Shape:
Powerful
Hollow
Barrels
Optimal Swell Direction:
W
Optimal Wind Direction:
E
Tide:
Mid
High
Incoming
Beach Type:
Sand
Rock
Skill Level:
Advanced
Crowd Level:

6

Danger:
River mouths often have strong currents or rips.
Beach View:
Auckland Surf Beach Whatipu

Auckland Surf Beach KareKare

Description:

Karekare is a beach break on a sandy beach, located just south of Piha on Aucklands west coast. There are several peaks along the beach with both right and left handers. The wave is punchy and hollow, with barrels on offer. Theres a good left hand barrel at the south end of the beach. Good for intermediate to expert surfers. Surf club located on Karekare beach.

Directions:

Karekare is located just south of Piha on Aucklands west coast. From Auckland head west on the North Western Motorway, State Highway 16. Take exit 14 left onto Te Atatu Road. Turn right onto Edmonton Road. Turn right onto Alderman Drive, then left to continue on Alderman Drive. Continue onto Henderson Valley Road. Turn left onto Forest Hill Road. Turn right onto West Coast Road, then right onto Scenic Drive, and left onto Piha Road. Before you get to Piha turn left onto Karekare Road and down to Karekare Beach.

Nearest Town:
Auckland
Nearest City:
Auckland
Travel Time from City:
45mins
Road in:
Seal
Walk in:
No
Parking at beach:
Yes
Facilities:
Toilets
Shower
Wave Type:
Beach break
Wave Size Min:
1.0ft
Wave Shape:
Punchy
Hollow
Barrels
Optimal Swell Direction:
SW
Optimal Wind Direction:
E
Tide:
All
Beach Type:
Sand
Rock
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Crowd Level:

6

Beach View:
Auckland Surf Beach Karekare

Auckland Surf Beach Piha

Description:

Piha features a solid beach break which is well regarded as a top surf beach in New Zealand. South Piha often has a good left hander off Camel Rock. There are good peaks with left and right handers off both sides of Lion Rock, which can get heavy double-ups from thw back wash. Use the rip near Lion Rock to make an easy paddle out. North Piha has several peaks down the beach, near the stream and down the north end. Piha is good for surfers of all levels, but can get a solid shorey so be careful and when its big leave it to the advanced riders. Piha is very popular, especially in summer, so crowds are to be expected – know your rules.

Directions:

From Auckland head West through Glen Eden on West Coast Road. At Waitatarua make a left turn on to Piha Road, it should be sign posted to West Coast Beaches, follow this all the way to Piha. Coming into Piha turn on to Seaview Road, down to the beach and turn off for either South Piha or North Piha, you can see the beach as you come down the hill. There is a South Piha South Lifesaving Club and a North Piha Lifesaving Club.

Nearest Town:
Auckland
Nearest City:
Auckland
Travel Time from City:
20mins
Road in:
Seal
Walk in:
No
Parking at beach:
Yes

Facilities:

Toilets

Changing room

Wave Type:
Beach break
Wave Size Min:
1.0ft
Wave Size Max:
10.0ft
Wave Shape:
Powerful
Hollow
Barrels
Optimal Swell Direction:
SW
Optimal Wind Direction:
E
Tide:
All
Beach Type:
Sand
Skill Level:
Beginner
Crowd Level:

8

Danger:
Rips
Beach View:
Auckland Surf Beach Piha
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