20 - 40 cumecs on the Kotinga Bridge gauge
Tasman District Council / Takaka River / Kotinga Bridge gauge
A wee wave in the heart of town. Who would have thought you can surf only half a km from the Wholemeal? From the main street of Takaka, turn into the Junction Hotel carpark, thread your way through the slalom course , turn left at the end and drive on past the fishing access sign. The car park is another hundred metres odd, so close you can be seen changing from the supermarket. Best at 30 cumecs but there is something there between about 20 and 40. This is a fun way to cool down on a hot day, or provides locals with a bit of park and play before or after work.
NZ Whitewater 4th Edition 2006: