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Where you can surf


Surf at Anawhata if you're prepared to walk.


On a good day the surf can be great at Karekare.

Like with all adventure activities, assess the potential risks and make sure that the location is appropriate for your level of experience.

The beach is not patrolled year round.

Long Bay

If there's a big swell on the east coast then there are often waves here.


Good surfing is possible at Muriwai Beach and Māori Bay.

Māori Bay is more consistent, but usually more crowded.


Good surfing is possible at south Piha and north Piha.


Tāwharanui is a popular location for surfers, especially if there is a swell on the east coast.

There are a couple of north facing beaches which make for good surfing in winds ranging from south-west to south-east.

Te Henga - Bethells

Surfing is possible at Bethells Beach and Oneils.

Waitākere Ranges

The West Coast offers many great surf spots.


The Whatipu area is a scientific reserve owned by the Department of Conservation and managed on its behalf by Auckland Council Regional Parks.

It is a spectacular area of coastal dunes and wetlands.