Renowned for its surfing and fishing. The road is fully sealed but is quite windy and narrow in places. Below the parking area is where most of the surfing takes place and toilets facilities have recently been installed.
Very consistent right-hand reef break onto a black sand beach. SW to E swells with N-NE offshores. 0.6m to 2.4m.
Black's is one of the most consistent surf breaks in New Zealand and you are almost guaranteed to find waves of reasonable quality at least once or twice a week.
Opoutama (Blue Bay)
White sandy family beach, safe for swimming, relaxing, picnics, walking and surfing when conditions are right. At certain times of the year, it is possible to observe dolphins frolicking in the surf.
Long, sandy beach break taking S-SW swells with N-NE offshore. Variety of beach breaks. Great for learners - safe ride on small southerlies.
Mahanga (Last Chance)
White sandy beach, great for walking, collecting shells and beach fishing. This is also a great beach for boogie boarding.
Public toilets available at the end of Judges Parade and off-road parking along the beach.
Beach break and left hand point break in SE-E-NE swells with W-SW offshore. Relatively sheltered on the northern coastline with good beach and reef breaks on all tides.
If nowhere else in Mahia is working properly there's a good chance of finding something worthwhile here.