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Great Barrier Island is a world-famous surfing destination because of the Pacific swells on the east coast sweeping onto pristine white sand beaches. The most popular beaches are Whangapoua, Medlands and Awana. Surfing on Great Barrier Island is also a unique experience because you will have little-to-no competition for waves on the frequently deserted beaches. Please do be careful as depending on the swell, waves can peak at over 2 metres.

Check out the surf reports.

For all your wet suits, surfboards, boogie board needs contact - Hooked on Barrier,  Claris  Ph (09) 4290 740 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or beach gear & wear, board rental - Sun, Sea, Surf Shop, Medlands Beach Ph (09) 4290 352