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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Pines

New Zealand, New Zealand NI, East Cape

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Latitude: 38° 40.674' S
Longitude: 178° 4.902' E

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Just up the road from Wainui, turn right at the store/gas station, where you see some pine trees on a little hill.

English (Translate this text in English): Just up the road from Wainui, turn right at the store/gas station, where you see some pine trees on a little hill.

English (Translate this text in English): Just up the road from Wainui, turn right at the store/gas station, where you see some pine trees on a little hill.

English (Translate this text in English): Just up the road from Wainui, turn right at the store/gas station, where you see some pine trees on a little hill.

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I'm not a local, but I thought I would put up a couple of pics from an end of week mission myself and a couple of friends did.
Apologies for the quality, they are from a video camera, and it was getting dark.
We chased a big south swell, but it was flat and onshore the next morning. It seems the winter season has been exceptional this year - 2002.
Everytime I've been to Gisborne it has a had nice clean waves. Like alot of NZ surf areas, it's a little out of the way from the larger cities, but life is great once you are there.

English (Translate this text in English): I'm not a local, but I thought I would put up a couple of pics from an end of week mission myself and a couple of friends did.<br />Apologies for the quality, they are from a video camera, and it was getting dark.<br />We chased a big south swell, but it was flat and onshore the next morning. It seems the winter season has been exceptional this year - 2002.<br />Everytime I've been to Gisborne it has a had nice clean waves. Like alot of NZ surf areas, it's a little out of the way from the larger cities, but life is great once you are there.

English (Translate this text in English): I'm not a local, but I thought I would put up a couple of pics from an end of week mission myself and a couple of friends did.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Apologies for the quality, they are from a video camera, and it was getting dark.&lt;br &#47;&gt;We chased a big south swell, but it was flat and onshore the next morning. It seems the winter season has been exceptional this year - 2002.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Everytime I've been to Gisborne it has a had nice clean waves. Like alot of NZ surf areas, it's a little out of the way from the larger cities, but life is great once you are there.

English (Translate this text in English): I'm not a local, but I thought I would put up a couple of pics from an end of week mission myself and a couple of friends did.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Apologies for the quality, they are from a video camera, and it was getting dark.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;We chased a big south swell, but it was flat and onshore the next morning. It seems the winter season has been exceptional this year - 2002.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Everytime I've been to Gisborne it has a had nice clean waves. Like alot of NZ surf areas, it's a little out of the way from the larger cities, but life is great once you are there.

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A nice hollow wave when I have seen it, the flat rocks underneath help make for consistent peaks.

English (Translate this text in English): A nice hollow wave when I have seen it, the flat rocks underneath help make for consistent peaks.

English (Translate this text in English): A nice hollow wave when I have seen it, the flat rocks underneath help make for consistent peaks.

English (Translate this text in English): A nice hollow wave when I have seen it, the flat rocks underneath help make for consistent peaks.

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By Dudley Slater , 01-03-2006

Pines is Sick - This place rules, I lived in Okitu for 6 months about 5 years ago and basically had a surf every day, It would crank all the time. Crowds did not seem to be a problem back then especially when it was big and locals were sweet once you talked to them. There was a hot left off the rock outcrop which threw out some fat barrels. Golden sand sunshine and beutiful girls hot surf, couldnt ask for a better place to be......I cant wait to go back sometime.

By O.A 4life , 13-09-2005

locals - okitu boyz rule it when its on. be careful

By seppo , 30-04-2003

zooed - dont bother too many locals when its on!!!!!!!!!!!

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