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North of New Plymouth on the West Coast of the
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name spot X
Wave qualityTotally Epic
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over
Best tide positionHigh tide only
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Cross the snow melt creek ... very cold ...cross
the slimy cobblestones and paddle a long way out! There are three peaks and it can jump from 6 foot
to 20 foot in minuets ... you don't want to be caught inside!
Located on the West Coast of the North Island of
New Zealand by New Plymouth lies the Waiwakaiho
river mouth reef. Melting snow from an extinct volcano cone (Mt. Taranaki) feeds a stream that runs over cobblestones into the sea. The whole
area is the remains of a volcanic nightmare
forming reefs and underwater canoyns and sometimes a cold water version of Sunset Beach Hawaii without the crowds, rip or scare factor!
You take off on a huge peak into a giant bowl
and on to nice inside wall! Works from waist
to doublehead with an outside Cloud Break!
Rates in the top 5 spots in the world!
By Anonymous , 01-05-2008
Caught on the inside shot - It's Mav's all day long. Size, hooded suits, and the way its focusing on the bowl... Mavs no question.
By anonymous , 30-03-2007
that pic aint rite - dat caught on the inside pic is definetly not waisys ive been local at dis break for 20 years and see it from my house every day. firstly waisys can get big but not that big ,looks more like mavericks. and secondly u woudnt see dat many people surfin on guns at waisys. and watch out for olk man jenkins out there on his 15ft 1 fin beast hes a feirce old local , some say hes surfd tha spot for 65 years others say for ever!
By hhhhhh , 21-03-2007
caught inside? - ha ha, i love that 'caught inside at waiwakaiho' photo one - in your dreams!
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