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Latitude: 38° 41.119' S
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Head north out of Gisborne turn right at the sign marked Wainui Beach and to your left is Wainui beach.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast, East, NorthEast
Good wind directionNorthWest, West
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Wainui is a classic beach break which can be compared to Biarritz in France. Best when the surf is 3-4 foot on a northeast swell with a light offshore northwest wind.
Wainui beach consists of many different named breaks but when the conditions are right the whole beach pumps.
A fun wave which barrels and is almost always surfable.
By Pimpcess L , 07-02-2007
Added Bonusses @ Wainui - Youll always get a wave here & the local boys are HOT!
By magoo the sponge bay warrior! , 01-10-2005
surf lessons with magoo - i can teach you everthing you'll need to know, where to pinch a board and wettie, how to snake and drop in, right through to my advanced class where i teach you how to act like a hill billy and how to give people the "crazy eyes" you'll be the bain of your local surf scene in no time!
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