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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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 Muriwai Beach

New Zealand, New Zealand NI, West Coast Auckland

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 36° 49.81' S
Longitude: 174° 26.043' E

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 Access

Drive North West from Auckland towards Kumeu. Go through Kumeu and keep on going west until you see the Muriwai sign on the left hand side of the road opposite the gas station. Turn down here and keep on going until you get there. easy.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive North West from Auckland towards Kumeu. Go through Kumeu and keep on going west until you see the Muriwai sign on the left hand side of the road opposite the gas station. Turn down here and keep on going until you get there. easy.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive North West from Auckland towards Kumeu. Go through Kumeu and keep on going west until you see the Muriwai sign on the left hand side of the road opposite the gas station. Turn down here and keep on going until you get there. easy.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive North West from Auckland towards Kumeu. Go through Kumeu and keep on going west until you see the Muriwai sign on the left hand side of the road opposite the gas station. Turn down here and keep on going until you get there. easy.

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ordinary, Fun, Ledgey

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest, SouthWest

Good wind directionEast, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Sharks

 Additional Information

Muriwai is one huge beach. It streaches north for as far as the eye can see and beyond. The most popular place to surf here is to the right of the rocks in front of the car park.There is usually a good left working here. This beach is best in 2-4 foot waves and a mid tide incoming although it can be surfed in all tides and swell up to about 6-8 feet when it starts to close out and gets all ugly and out of control.

English (Translate this text in English): Muriwai is one huge beach. It streaches north for as far as the eye can see and beyond. The most popular place to surf here is to the right of the rocks in front of the car park.There is usually a good left working here. This beach is best in 2-4 foot waves and a mid tide incoming although it can be surfed in all tides and swell up to about 6-8 feet when it starts to close out and gets all ugly and out of control.

English (Translate this text in English): Muriwai is one huge beach. It streaches north for as far as the eye can see and beyond. The most popular place to surf here is to the right of the rocks in front of the car park.There is usually a good left working here. This beach is best in 2-4 foot waves and a mid tide incoming although it can be surfed in all tides and swell up to about 6-8 feet when it starts to close out and gets all ugly and out of control.

English (Translate this text in English): Muriwai is one huge beach. It streaches north for as far as the eye can see and beyond. The most popular place to surf here is to the right of the rocks in front of the car park.There is usually a good left working here. This beach is best in 2-4 foot waves and a mid tide incoming although it can be surfed in all tides and swell up to about 6-8 feet when it starts to close out and gets all ugly and out of control.

Atmosphere

Muriwai is best suited to smaller sized swells. The size of the beach means that there is always heaps of banks up the beach which no one is on. Beware of the rips when its a bit bigger as many people get drowned along this coast all the time,
especially tourists. There are lifeguards on patrol at the soutnern end by the car park but only during the summer months. Sharks can be around as well due to the seal colony on the island just offshore and some people have been bitten before.

English (Translate this text in English): Muriwai is best suited to smaller sized swells. The size of the beach means that there is always heaps of banks up the beach which no one is on. Beware of the rips when its a bit bigger as many people get drowned along this coast all the time,<br />especially tourists. There are lifeguards on patrol at the soutnern end by the car park but only during the summer months. Sharks can be around as well due to the seal colony on the island just offshore and some people have been bitten before.

English (Translate this text in English): Muriwai is best suited to smaller sized swells. The size of the beach means that there is always heaps of banks up the beach which no one is on. Beware of the rips when its a bit bigger as many people get drowned along this coast all the time,&lt;br &#47;&gt;especially tourists. There are lifeguards on patrol at the soutnern end by the car park but only during the summer months. Sharks can be around as well due to the seal colony on the island just offshore and some people have been bitten before.

English (Translate this text in English): Muriwai is best suited to smaller sized swells. The size of the beach means that there is always heaps of banks up the beach which no one is on. Beware of the rips when its a bit bigger as many people get drowned along this coast all the time,&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;especially tourists. There are lifeguards on patrol at the soutnern end by the car park but only during the summer months. Sharks can be around as well due to the seal colony on the island just offshore and some people have been bitten before.

General

If your driving up the beach watch out for the soft sand. Beware of the rips, sharks and very hot sand (in summer).

English (Translate this text in English): If your driving up the beach watch out for the soft sand. Beware of the rips, sharks and very hot sand (in summer).

English (Translate this text in English): If your driving up the beach watch out for the soft sand. Beware of the rips, sharks and very hot sand (in summer).

English (Translate this text in English): If your driving up the beach watch out for the soft sand. Beware of the rips, sharks and very hot sand (in summer).

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By kasey , 06-06-2004

maori bay far better - just next to muriwai is maori bay,it ia far better here than muriwai and the banks are consistently better.had some awesome surfs here,sick barrels.watch the gannet colony dive for food while waiting for waves,lookout for sharks as there is a seal colony on the island just off shore

By Ant , 15-03-2004

Mud Rulz - Mud Bay is better for peaky surf

By Wave Slave , 06-03-2004

It rocks - I have surfed all continents around the world and been to some of the best spots one can surf for the past 10yrs, murwai can be a real washing machine most of the time but some of my best surfs have been here its hard to beat a 2meter sw swell with light north easterlies in the middle of the week when the poor people are at work.

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