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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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 Motu river

New Zealand, New Zealand NI, Coromandel

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drive east to motu river mouth, you can see the waves from the road

English (Translate this text in English): drive east to motu river mouth, you can see the waves from the road

English (Translate this text in English): drive east to motu river mouth, you can see the waves from the road

English (Translate this text in English): drive east to motu river mouth, you can see the waves from the road

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeRivermouth

DirectionRight

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthEast

Good wind directionSouth, SouthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

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Best tide movement

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

the bottom is made up of small rocky pebbles they make a lot of noise when youre in the pit....the photo shows the head of the river mouth, the main break continues after this down the river bar for a long long way

English (Translate this text in English): the bottom is made up of small rocky pebbles they make a lot of noise when youre in the pit....the photo shows the head of the river mouth, the main break continues after this down the river bar for a long long way

English (Translate this text in English): the bottom is made up of small rocky pebbles they make a lot of noise when youre in the pit....the photo shows the head of the river mouth, the main break continues after this down the river bar for a long long way

English (Translate this text in English): the bottom is made up of small rocky pebbles they make a lot of noise when youre in the pit....the photo shows the head of the river mouth, the main break continues after this down the river bar for a long long way

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By kawerau surfer , 27-07-2005

Good break - Inconsistent wave; used to be a few noahs hanging around too!

By anonymous , 28-04-2005

best barrel of my life - the motu would have to be one of new zealands sickest waves when its on. the second time i went there got the first double two second barrel of my life and its true u can here the river stones buzzing beneath u bloddy brilliant, a true east coast gem. cant wait to get back there as im now stuck in bondi australia still good waves but not what the motu gave up on that epic day amped to see it fire again.

By anonymous , 07-09-2004

very very inconsistant - breaks rarely and when it does have its day its generally crowded... butthat said and done sick wave

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