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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Banks Ave

New Zealand, New Zealand NI, Coromandel

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 Access

Via your car, you can see the peaks from the road side.

English (Translate this text in English): Via your car, you can see the peaks from the road side.

English (Translate this text in English): Via your car, you can see the peaks from the road side.

English (Translate this text in English): Via your car, you can see the peaks from the road side.

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerPowerful, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthEast

Good wind directionSouthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

More details

Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

The swell wraps around a small island about 200M offshore and then meets again on the inside at an angle which makes the swell form lots of fun peaks up and down the beach. So just paddle out and wait for a peak to hit as they come in all over the show. Usually it's abit smaller here compared to everywhere else.

English (Translate this text in English): The swell wraps around a small island about 200M offshore and then meets again on the inside at an angle which makes the swell form lots of fun peaks up and down the beach. So just paddle out and wait for a peak to hit as they come in all over the show. Usually it's abit smaller here compared to everywhere else.

English (Translate this text in English): The swell wraps around a small island about 200M offshore and then meets again on the inside at an angle which makes the swell form lots of fun peaks up and down the beach. So just paddle out and wait for a peak to hit as they come in all over the show. Usually it's abit smaller here compared to everywhere else.

English (Translate this text in English): The swell wraps around a small island about 200M offshore and then meets again on the inside at an angle which makes the swell form lots of fun peaks up and down the beach. So just paddle out and wait for a peak to hit as they come in all over the show. Usually it's abit smaller here compared to everywhere else.

Atmosphere

It's a popular Bodyboarding spot, as there are great ramps to hit off oncoming peaks. On the correct conditions the barrels are great on the peaks also, it's an easy spot to surf once you get a feel for how the waves break. When it over 4ft however it gets pretty heavy, and everything happens fast!

English (Translate this text in English): It's a popular Bodyboarding spot, as there are great ramps to hit off oncoming peaks. On the correct conditions the barrels are great on the peaks also, it's an easy spot to surf once you get a feel for how the waves break. When it over 4ft however it gets pretty heavy, and everything happens fast!

English (Translate this text in English): It's a popular Bodyboarding spot, as there are great ramps to hit off oncoming peaks. On the correct conditions the barrels are great on the peaks also, it's an easy spot to surf once you get a feel for how the waves break. When it over 4ft however it gets pretty heavy, and everything happens fast!

English (Translate this text in English): It's a popular Bodyboarding spot, as there are great ramps to hit off oncoming peaks. On the correct conditions the barrels are great on the peaks also, it's an easy spot to surf once you get a feel for how the waves break. When it over 4ft however it gets pretty heavy, and everything happens fast!

General

The bigger the better really.

English (Translate this text in English): The bigger the better really.

English (Translate this text in English): The bigger the better really.

English (Translate this text in English): The bigger the better really.

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By paul.m@annode.net , 16-03-2005

woo wee - i'd love to know where you guys snipered my stills of banks from?

By cn , 27-12-2004

B-/--nX " - some nice waves for sure. nice wedgey take offs but usually turn to puss. however if the swell and wind is right its good as! P.S: stop and concider how cool the tittle is! huh??

By anonymous , 29-11-2004

fun - banks is sick, such a fun wave i think it works best at about 2-3ft, light sw! some sick barrels for sure!!!i have found when its anything over 3ft it satrts to get a bit 'everywhere' too many peaks and shit waves like a good take off and then just pusses out, arhhh well good times !

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