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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, East Cape

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 38° 42.361' S
Longitude: 178° 2.833' E

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the spot is between Gisborne and Wainui
Take the road out to sponge bay and you will se it.

English (Translate this text in English): the spot is between Gisborne and Wainui<br />Take the road out to sponge bay and you will se it.

English (Translate this text in English): the spot is between Gisborne and Wainui&lt;br &#47;&gt;Take the road out to sponge bay and you will se it.

English (Translate this text in English): the spot is between Gisborne and Wainui&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Take the road out to sponge bay and you will se it.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (&lt; 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityTotally Epic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomBoulders

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey

Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Good day lengthExceptional (>500m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast

Good wind directionNorth, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Urchins
- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Localism
- Sharks

 Additional Information

Make sure you lock the car, and take someone to stay in the car.it is a long paddle to the premier break, but ther are a lot more spot that are just as good.
The rock is a fast and powerful righthand wave.
Inside Island is also a good wave and is for the less Experienced. But is still a powerful spot to surf.

English (Translate this text in English): Make sure you lock the car, and take someone to stay in the car.it is a long paddle to the premier break, but ther are a lot more spot that are just as good.<br />The rock is a fast and powerful righthand wave.<br />Inside Island is also a good wave and is for the less Experienced. But is still a powerful spot to surf.

English (Translate this text in English): Make sure you lock the car, and take someone to stay in the car.it is a long paddle to the premier break, but ther are a lot more spot that are just as good.&lt;br &#47;&gt;The rock is a fast and powerful righthand wave.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Inside Island is also a good wave and is for the less Experienced. But is still a powerful spot to surf.

English (Translate this text in English): Make sure you lock the car, and take someone to stay in the car.it is a long paddle to the premier break, but ther are a lot more spot that are just as good.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;The rock is a fast and powerful righthand wave.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Inside Island is also a good wave and is for the less Experienced. But is still a powerful spot to surf.

Atmosphere

The local do get a bit agro, so dot paddle out and think you own the place . And if they call you in to a wave. take it. Even if it is a close out, cos if you dont they wount give you another one.

English (Translate this text in English): The local do get a bit agro, so dot paddle out and think you own the place . And if they call you in to a wave. take it. Even if it is a close out, cos if you dont they wount give you another one.

English (Translate this text in English): The local do get a bit agro, so dot paddle out and think you own the place . And if they call you in to a wave. take it. Even if it is a close out, cos if you dont they wount give you another one.

English (Translate this text in English): The local do get a bit agro, so dot paddle out and think you own the place . And if they call you in to a wave. take it. Even if it is a close out, cos if you dont they wount give you another one.

General

this is the best spot in New Zealand, but you shoud be paddle fit.And good on fast wave.

English (Translate this text in English): this is the best spot in New Zealand, but you shoud be paddle fit.And good on fast wave.

English (Translate this text in English): this is the best spot in New Zealand, but you shoud be paddle fit.And good on fast wave.

English (Translate this text in English): this is the best spot in New Zealand, but you shoud be paddle fit.And good on fast wave.

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The Island
By DrC123
Jan 1, 1970
-                         1966/67  ... just prior to the Dora era in Gisborne NZ a bunch of ex pat Aussie terrorist
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Trip: The Endless Summer 63-73
By DrC123
From Nov 15, 1963 to Jun 7, 2007
The Swinging Sixties:  "It was the best of times it was the worst of times it was the 60's!" From the crack of a 6.5 millimeter Carcarmo on November 22nd 1963 to July 20th 1969 and the roar of  the mighty Saturn 5'
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By Jodi Williams , 24-12-2010

watch out for Magoo - he thinks he owns the place and used to be an age group boxing rep, don't worry too much though as the last person he beat up went to the cops. I think he will be all hot wind from now on as he is almost certainly going to prison the next time he touches anyone.
If he does give you a slap do us all a favour and go to the police. Patrick Braithwaite is his real name btw.

By Anonymous , 27-10-2009

Fun wave - Fun wave, nothing epic but fun. Has plenty of potential though. Most locals are cool if you show respect and talk to them (except for one a$$hole who asked me where I was from while I was paddling out, and then told me it was a local's wave only, what an A$$, at least see if someone shows respect before you act all cool. Funny thing was, he sat in the boat in the channel the whole time while the few people out where getting fun little shorts tubes on the take off and then roundhouses as the wave backs off into the channel). Glad I didn't listen to him (of course I surfed the wave two days in a row without ever seeing him around and then he shows up in a boat and acts all cool the last day of the swell). Surfed there for a week, better wave than most others in the area. Good option as depending on the tide, swell and wind, there are a few options around the bay to surf, and most people are cool as well, and if you know how to surf, they may show you’re a few more waves around the area.

By Terrorist , 08-12-2006

Hey matt - yeah bro i was wrong there, I agree that yep we can get swell from wind associated with highs, I remember a few years back there were easterly winds blowing all the way across from s.america no lows to speak of yet we got sick groundswell at wainui.Im still pretty sceptical about that Ne swell wrapping around to insides, 180 deg is a shitload of refraction, and let's be honest for it to be 2-3m it'd have to be HUGE. you never know tho... Everythin was bigger and tougher back in '66!Fuck this petty blog shit. might see you out there sometime.

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