Mangawhai Heads | surf spot

Mangawhai Heads

Mangawhai Heads is a prime surf spot if the east coast of the North Island is on. Everybody knows it and it can get crowded. The spot consists of a harbour entrance and a beach. The harbour got a bar that produces super fast, angry rights with often strong currents. Only recommended for experienced and fit guys. At the beach on the other hand life is usually more easy and waves are forgiving. The further north you go the more quite it gets. The beach got multiple bars usually with plenty of lefts and rights.Good for beginners too.

Attendance Week
Attendance Weekend
Best Tide Position
Low and Mid Tide
Best Tide Movement
Rising Tide
Rips undertow
Sometimes Break
Good Swell Direction
North East
Good Wind Direction
Holds up to
2m (6ft)
Max Length of Wave
Long (150m - 300m)
Normal Length of Wave
Normal (50m - 150m)
Starts Working
1m - 1.5m (3ft - 5ft)
Surf Level
All Surfers
Type of Bottom
Type of Wave
Wave Direction
Left- and Righthander
Wave Power


Wintle Street
0505 Mangawhai Heads
New Zealand


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