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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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 Big River

New Zealand, New Zealand NI, East Cape

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 38° 42.69' S
Longitude: 177° 56.826' E

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Close to Gisborne. Keep driving down the road that the pipe is on for about 2km. You will pass a rubbish dump area, where the road will turn to gravel, keep driving down this road to the end, where you will see the rivermouth.

English (Translate this text in English): Close to Gisborne. Keep driving down the road that the pipe is on for about 2km. You will pass a rubbish dump area, where the road will turn to gravel, keep driving down this road to the end, where you will see the rivermouth.

English (Translate this text in English): Close to Gisborne. Keep driving down the road that the pipe is on for about 2km. You will pass a rubbish dump area, where the road will turn to gravel, keep driving down this road to the end, where you will see the rivermouth.

English (Translate this text in English): Close to Gisborne. Keep driving down the road that the pipe is on for about 2km. You will pass a rubbish dump area, where the road will turn to gravel, keep driving down this road to the end, where you will see the rivermouth.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeRivermouth

DirectionRight

BottomSandy

PowerFast, Powerful

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast

Good wind directionNorthWest

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 crowdEmpty

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- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

Atmosphere

This spot can get pretty scary, when big there is a lot of water moving around, best to surf it with a mate.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot can get pretty scary, when big there is a lot of water moving around, best to surf it with a mate.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot can get pretty scary, when big there is a lot of water moving around, best to surf it with a mate.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot can get pretty scary, when big there is a lot of water moving around, best to surf it with a mate.

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