Papatowai

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User Rating

Difficulty 9

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Break frequency 4

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144 days a year

Death pit Wave

Wave Direction

Swell Direction

5m+ Swell

Wind Direction

Tide

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general information

One of the Southern Hemisperes true big wave destinations. The left here hold up to 30 feet. tow in teams enter from the small town of the same name just up the mouth of the river. Paddle in at your own risk. The break will occasionally peak and offer an intense left. Watch this wave for a very long time before paddling out - no room for mistakes out here.

Wave length

100-200m

Share with

1-10

Best months

March - September

Equipment

gun, Rhino Chaser, Tow In

Wave type

Death pit

Access

Long Paddle, Long Walk, Special Permit

Hazards

Very Isolated, Rips

5 Day Forecast

5 day forecast not available.

Air - Sea - Swell - Wind

  • 3/2 steamer
  • 4/3 steamer
  • 4/3 steamer
  • 4/3 steamer

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ne

1M / F4

sw

w

2M / F6

sw

w

3M / F6

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1M / F3

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