Mount Maunganui Spot Guide

About Mount Maunganui

Main Beach is a small bay at the base of Mauao, Mount Maunganui. The Southern end at Moturiki Island features a fat, slopey right hander known as The Blowhole, which can peel all the way to the toilets in the middle on a good day. Various peaks can be found towards the middle and Northern end. The beach is a good option for bigger stormy days as it offers more manageable conditions. The rip at the Southern end also makes for easy access into the lineup. Good for beginners to advanced surfers. Heavy crowds can be a factor when it is the only surfable spot in town.

Source: Mount Maunganui Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Beginner to Advanced

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Mellow

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Can be crowded, especially in season

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

An average wave in general but like anywhere it can have its day. Fun on the stormy days or when the blowhole is lined up.

Shoulder Burn

Light

Light Exhausting

Minimal

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Good

Additional Information

Hazards

Turning your back on the ocean.

Access

Easy.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, longboard

Seabed

Sand

Best Season

Southern Hemisphere summer (November-February)

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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