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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Wainui Beach

New Zealand, New Zealand NI, East Cape

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 38° 41.119' S
Longitude: 178° 4.695' E

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 Access

Head north out of Gisborne turn right at the sign marked Wainui Beach and to your left is Wainui beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Head north out of Gisborne turn right at the sign marked Wainui Beach and to your left is Wainui beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Head north out of Gisborne turn right at the sign marked Wainui Beach and to your left is Wainui beach.

English (Translate this text in English): 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

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

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

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

Webcam urlhttp://www.surf.co.nz/rep... 

Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

Atmosphere

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

General

A fun wave which barrels and is almost always surfable.

English (Translate this text in English): A fun wave which barrels and is almost always surfable.

English (Translate this text in English): A fun wave which barrels and is almost always surfable.

English (Translate this text in English): A fun wave which barrels and is almost always surfable.

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By Anonymous , 27-03-2007

magoo - magoo the man

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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