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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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 Whangapoua

New Zealand, New Zealand NI, Coromandel

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 Access

Just Follow the Harbour Road, If you want to surf the harbour bar Park on top of the hill and follow the track around the harbour probly takes 10 minutes to walk to. if you wanna surf the beach Just turn right down the hill and theres plenty of different access ways.

English (Translate this text in English): Just Follow the Harbour Road, If you want to surf the harbour bar Park on top of the hill and follow the track around the harbour probly takes 10 minutes to walk to. if you wanna surf the beach Just turn right down the hill and theres plenty of different access ways.

English (Translate this text in English): Just Follow the Harbour Road, If you want to surf the harbour bar Park on top of the hill and follow the track around the harbour probly takes 10 minutes to walk to. if you wanna surf the beach Just turn right down the hill and theres plenty of different access ways.

English (Translate this text in English): Just Follow the Harbour Road, If you want to surf the harbour bar Park on top of the hill and follow the track around the harbour probly takes 10 minutes to walk to. if you wanna surf the beach Just turn right down the hill and theres plenty of different access ways.

DistanceWeek-end trip

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

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

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks

 Additional Information

Dont bother Unless the swell is 3 foot plus. Best to surf at this beach is by the island.

English (Translate this text in English): Dont bother Unless the swell is 3 foot plus. Best to surf at this beach is by the island.

English (Translate this text in English): Dont bother Unless the swell is 3 foot plus. Best to surf at this beach is by the island.

English (Translate this text in English): Dont bother Unless the swell is 3 foot plus. Best to surf at this beach is by the island.

Atmosphere

Mostly empty but gets a small crowed when its working. Friendly locals and the beach is nice and quiet. The wave are very heavy so not good for the groms really you'll get hammered if you try to surf it.

English (Translate this text in English): Mostly empty but gets a small crowed when its working. Friendly locals and the beach is nice and quiet. The wave are very heavy so not good for the groms really you'll get hammered if you try to surf it.

English (Translate this text in English): Mostly empty but gets a small crowed when its working. Friendly locals and the beach is nice and quiet. The wave are very heavy so not good for the groms really you'll get hammered if you try to surf it.

English (Translate this text in English): Mostly empty but gets a small crowed when its working. Friendly locals and the beach is nice and quiet. The wave are very heavy so not good for the groms really you'll get hammered if you try to surf it.

General

Nice relaxing spot.

English (Translate this text in English): Nice relaxing spot.

English (Translate this text in English): Nice relaxing spot.

English (Translate this text in English): Nice relaxing spot.

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By Anonymous , 04-06-2007

whanga local - fuk man that first pics insane rather surf that than the bar is it as crowed as the bar?

By Local , 19-02-2006

Labour weekend 05 - 4ft hollow, longest rides ever, 3 second barrels.i think that explains this break well

By anonymous , 23-11-2005

Wot u Faka - That looks so sweet. Get um when ya got um. Are you sure you wanted to let us see that?

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