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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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 Sponge bay

New Zealand, New Zealand NI, East Cape

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 38° 42.003' S
Longitude: 178° 3.478' E

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on your way to wainui just before kaiti turn down long road on your right marked sponge bay

English (Translate this text in English): on your way to wainui just before kaiti turn down long road on your right marked sponge bay

English (Translate this text in English): on your way to wainui just before kaiti turn down long road on your right marked sponge bay

English (Translate this text in English): on your way to wainui just before kaiti turn down long road on your right marked sponge bay

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypePoint-break

DirectionRight

BottomSandy with rock

PowerFast

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day length

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 position

Best tide movementFalling tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

just surf it its easy works when youve got no options at wainui, makarori, pines ect when onshores because its so sheltered

English (Translate this text in English): just surf it its easy works when youve got no options at wainui, makarori, pines ect when onshores because its so sheltered

English (Translate this text in English): just surf it its easy works when youve got no options at wainui, makarori, pines ect when onshores because its so sheltered

English (Translate this text in English): just surf it its easy works when youve got no options at wainui, makarori, pines ect when onshores because its so sheltered

Atmosphere

big inlet veiw of gizzy island and the best surf in new zealand just handy when you cant surf anywhere else in gizzy check it out

English (Translate this text in English): big inlet veiw of gizzy island and the best surf in new zealand just handy when you cant surf anywhere else in gizzy check it out

English (Translate this text in English): big inlet veiw of gizzy island and the best surf in new zealand just handy when you cant surf anywhere else in gizzy check it out

English (Translate this text in English): big inlet veiw of gizzy island and the best surf in new zealand just handy when you cant surf anywhere else in gizzy check it out

General

all good

English (Translate this text in English): all good

English (Translate this text in English): all good

English (Translate this text in English): all good

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By anonymous , 25-04-2006

- works pretty much always... cool scenery, nice surf, loved it

By anonymous , 09-08-2005

hmm - Good dpot, indeed shelter and has an okay to good wave to offer pretty much alway, plus the atmosphere is rather cool because ofthe nice nature

By Cuffy , 11-01-2005

Sponge Bay - Sponge Bay or "Inside Island" only works once or twice a year ... needs a huge storm swell. The Oz boys surfed a narly peak that broke sideways to the cliffs ... cold grey water, rain and a nasty grinding left hand clyinder with an elevator drop half a mile out!

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