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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Latitude: 38° 40.528' S
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park your car at roberts rd or at the top of pipe (midway beach)
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionHigh tide only
Best tide movementFalling tide
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
if it is big go to wainui it will be bigger and barreling
Respect the locals if they give you a wave take it
you wont get another one soon
it is a wicked spot with mean waves but you can
score better waves in gisborne
By rod welch, shoulder hopping grand master, tax evasion expert , 06-03-2007
don't take off too deep! - coz if you do i'll drop in on ya! im the shoulder hopping king of the pipe, i love dropping in out wide on the shoulder then reluctantly pulling off once you catch up to me, theres nothing more satisfying than a good shoulder hop and i'll do it to anyone, women, children, family...no one should be spared the rod welch shoulder hopping experience!
By father j , 04-12-2006
me wan come back - eh im from giz been away in the islands for ages.caribbean 24 years.surfed giz 1999 nice long summers yeasyallllllllll.
By anonymous , 30-06-2005
localisim - on good days (which is most of the time)the local t.s.o.l crew will be out there and ripping it up and if you want to have fun give out a hoot now and then when one of the locals catches a bomb and they will give you your turn in the line up.
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