About Whangamata

A decent beach break and river mouth setup set in the town of Whangamata on Coromandel Peninsula, Whangamata Beach is relatively consistent and consistently fun. The left in particularly can get quite good, and is fed by the sediment that flows out of the river.

Source: Whangamata Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

All surfers.

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

There are locals but they aren't too heavy.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Gets busy.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Fun beach break peaks, better left-hand sandbar by the river mouth.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Typical beach break currents.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Decent unless it rains.

Additional Information

Hazards

Rips, river runoff after rains.

Access

Drive to Whangamata town and park at the beach.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, funboard, bodyboard

Seabed

Sand.

Best Season

Swell is most consistent in January through March.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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