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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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 The Island

New Zealand, New Zealand NI, Coromandel

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Paddle from The Mount harbour or take a private boat/dingy. Walk 4km along Island. Paddling can be very dangerous. You need to judge the ripping tides in the channel, dodge the cruise/container ships, and watch for sharks.

English (Translate this text in English): Paddle from The Mount harbour or take a private boat/dingy. Walk 4km along Island. Paddling can be very dangerous. You need to judge the ripping tides in the channel, dodge the cruise/container ships, and watch for sharks.

English (Translate this text in English): Paddle from The Mount harbour or take a private boat/dingy. Walk 4km along Island. Paddling can be very dangerous. You need to judge the ripping tides in the channel, dodge the cruise/container ships, and watch for sharks.

English (Translate this text in English): Paddle from The Mount harbour or take a private boat/dingy. Walk 4km along Island. Paddling can be very dangerous. You need to judge the ripping tides in the channel, dodge the cruise/container ships, and watch for sharks.

DistanceDay trip

WalkLong walk (>30 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Matakana

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerPowerful, Ledgey

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthEast

Good wind directionSouthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Localism
- Sharks

 Additional Information

Atmosphere

A nice spot. Deep clear water with a sandy bottom. Always 1-2 foot bigger than the main beach. Gets perfect A frames on a good day. Now becoming very crowded when conditions are right.

English (Translate this text in English): A nice spot. Deep clear water with a sandy bottom. Always 1-2 foot bigger than the main beach. Gets perfect A frames on a good day. Now becoming very crowded when conditions are right.

English (Translate this text in English): A nice spot. Deep clear water with a sandy bottom. Always 1-2 foot bigger than the main beach. Gets perfect A frames on a good day. Now becoming very crowded when conditions are right.

English (Translate this text in English): A nice spot. Deep clear water with a sandy bottom. Always 1-2 foot bigger than the main beach. Gets perfect A frames on a good day. Now becoming very crowded when conditions are right.

General

WELCOME TO THE ISLAND. secluded, beautiful, rugged. Keep it that way.

English (Translate this text in English): WELCOME TO THE ISLAND. secluded, beautiful, rugged. Keep it that way.

English (Translate this text in English): WELCOME TO THE ISLAND. secluded, beautiful, rugged. Keep it that way.

English (Translate this text in English): WELCOME TO THE ISLAND. secluded, beautiful, rugged. Keep it that way.

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By Anonymous , 02-02-2008

heavy - Matakana has some heavy locals. Id only visit this break if you know someone that surfs there regularly. Beatings are common place.

By anon , 19-06-2006

no sh!t.. - Yeah the only reason he said that was to stop kooks like you coming over and crowding everything up with your giant surfboards.cheers

By Anonymous , 17-06-2006

pardon - you must be talking about north matakana, completely didnt wave, cranks, ye old banks at the good old spot still work but why travel there when the mt has better waves

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