Whangapoua Beach Spot Guide

About Whangapoua Beach

No trip to the Antipodes is complete without a week or a month or a year wallowing in the splendor of Great Barrier Island. Dial up Google Earth, punch in the coordinates for Whangapoua, look at the set-up (long sandbar right) and tell us you don't want to jump on a flight tonight.

Source: Whangapoua Beach Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to advanced

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Locals are nice, be nice in return.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Crowded in summer. Good local crew.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

A nice reeling right that can packy some punch on a proper swell.

Shoulder Burn

Exhausting

Light Exhausting

It's a long wave, going to take some energy to get back to where you took off.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Good

Additional Information

Hazards

Wearing out your arms after a long right.

Access

Fly in via light plane. Land at Okiwi airstrip.

Bring Your

Shortboard

Seabed

Sand

Best Season

Southern Hemisphere summer, December-February

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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