Published on January 12th, 2016 | by PhilBPhoto by Brent Screen | 1
Hawea Wave is located at the Hawea Whitewater Park, built in late 2012 on the Hawea River at Camphill Bridge. Generally, the wave is better for kayaking but surfing is possible. There are two waves, whereas the larger one is located closer at the bridge. The Hawea River is a relatively short river that flows out of Lake Hawea into Lake Wanaka.
Country: New ZealandNearest town/city: WanakaRiver: Hawea RiverAddress: Camphill Bridge at Camp Hill RoadDirections: On the way to Lake Hawea from Lake WanakaLatitude: -44.65007029640177Longitude: 169.24592690141367
Not much face, much more whitewater. Very cold all year round. Wetsuit required.
Flow controlled by floodgates so very consistent. It usually takes an hour or two after the Hawea damn release for a stable wave to form.
Best surfed at 50-60 cumecs. It starts getting a bit mushy from 60 to 80, there is a nice wave at 120 cumec.
Wanaka Weather Forecast
More on Hawea Wave
Calendar of up coming flow releases
Note that all flows and times are set at the Hawea Dam and may take 1-2 hours to show effect at the whitewater park.
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