Mangamaunu

Quality Rating: 
9
Wave Type: 
Right point
Wave Size Min: 
1.0ft
Wave Size Max: 
10.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Wally
Powerful
Barrels
Long
Optimal Swell Direction: 
SE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
W
Tide: 
Mid
High
Incoming
Beach Type: 
Stones
Boulder
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
8
Wildlife: 
Seals
Danger: 
Crowds. Watch for Traffic and Trains when crossing the road.

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Description: 

Mangamaunu is top rated, right hand point break with a stone/boulder beach. The wave can peel off for several hundred meters giving an incredible ride. There are three main hollow/fast sections known as Outsides-Middles-insides, with fatter sections in between. Mangamaunu is best with a bit of size, from 2-6ft. When it gets bigger it can get a rip sucking out around the point, pulling you out of the line up. Best for Intermediate to Expect riders. Mangamaunu can get very crowded when its on, so know your rules and don't drop in on others. After a long ride it may be better walk back round to the point to join the line up again.

Directions: 
From Kaikoura Drive north on State Highway 1 for about 10mins, until you cross the Hapuku River and pass Hapuku. When the road meets the coast line again it will go around a sweeping left hand bend and you will see Mangamaunu peeling off the point. Indicate early and pull off to the left and park up. Watch out for the Traffic and Trains when crossing the road.
Nearest Town: 
Kaikoura
Nearest City: 
Kaikoura
Travel Time from City: 
10mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
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