SURFING TAIRUA: A popular surf beach, Tairua has slightly coarser sand than its neighbour Pauanui, steep dunes and sometimes a dumpy shore break that provide fast hollow rides. Tairua captures the best of the easterly swells, so if you're looking for a wave on lighter swells it's worth a look.
SAFETY: Tairua Beach is patrolled by Surf Life Saving NZ in the summer only. Always swim between the flags. Beware of rips and holes. Check our local patrolled beaches https://www.safeswim.org.nz/