Wainui Beach

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Wainui Church

Wainui Beach is a small settlement on the coast of New Zealand's North Island, located just to the north of Tuaheni Point, some 8 km to the east of Gisborne, to which it is linked by State Highway 35. As of the 2006 census, Wainui Beach had a usually resident population of 1,515.[1]

The beach is one of the NZ Automobile Association's 101 Must-do places for Kiwis.[2] It is noted for its consistent surf breaks.[3] Wainui Beach's most notable residents have been the Quinn family, which contains three national champion surfers - brothers Maz and Jay, and sister Holly.


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  • Wainui Beach at Wannasurf]

Coordinates: 38°41′20″S 178°04′20″E / 38.6889°S 178.0722°E / -38.6889; 178.0722