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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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New Zealand, New Zealand NI, East Cape

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 38° 42.018' S
Longitude: 178° 3.061' E

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Go to sponge bay - 4 kms from gisborne new zealand
u will see the island and half way between the island is the rock. It is ten minute paddle from sponge bay.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to sponge bay - 4 kms from gisborne new zealand<br />u will see the island and half way between the island is the rock. It is ten minute paddle from sponge bay.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to sponge bay - 4 kms from gisborne new zealand&lt;br &#47;&gt;u will see the island and half way between the island is the rock. It is ten minute paddle from sponge bay.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to sponge bay - 4 kms from gisborne new zealand&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;u will see the island and half way between the island is the rock. It is ten minute paddle from sponge bay.

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

Experience

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthEast

Good wind directionNorthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionLow tide only

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

make sure you lock your car the locals tend to be on the look out for cars to break into up in the car park. Make sure you take off right next to the big rock that will allow you to get into a nice gizzy barrel.

English (Translate this text in English): make sure you lock your car the locals tend to be on the look out for cars to break into up in the car park. Make sure you take off right next to the big rock that will allow you to get into a nice gizzy barrel.

English (Translate this text in English): make sure you lock your car the locals tend to be on the look out for cars to break into up in the car park. Make sure you take off right next to the big rock that will allow you to get into a nice gizzy barrel.

English (Translate this text in English): make sure you lock your car the locals tend to be on the look out for cars to break into up in the car park. Make sure you take off right next to the big rock that will allow you to get into a nice gizzy barrel.

Atmosphere

this spots cool because it is the half way point if you r paddling to the island so u can have a few waves here and a rest on the way to nz best wave. that is bowl gizzy island

English (Translate this text in English): this spots cool because it is the half way point if you r paddling to the island so u can have a few waves here and a rest on the way to nz best wave. that is bowl gizzy island

English (Translate this text in English): this spots cool because it is the half way point if you r paddling to the island so u can have a few waves here and a rest on the way to nz best wave. that is bowl gizzy island

English (Translate this text in English): this spots cool because it is the half way point if you r paddling to the island so u can have a few waves here and a rest on the way to nz best wave. that is bowl gizzy island

General

its ok, i go there bout 2 times a month on my way to the island

English (Translate this text in English): its ok, i go there bout 2 times a month on my way to the island

English (Translate this text in English): its ok, i go there bout 2 times a month on my way to the island

English (Translate this text in English): its ok, i go there bout 2 times a month on my way to the island

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