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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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 NE Coast

New Zealand, New Zealand NI

This coast varys between beach, reef, point and river bar breaks. most consistent swell is from the north east. the inner city beaches only get waves if there is a big troppy ground swell coming down the coast or a N.E to East storm swell created by winds closer to the coast. The beaches picking up swell get more consistent the further north you go as they are out of the shadow of the corramandel, great barrier island and the other islands of the outer hauraki gulf. The main surf beaches atart at Omaha and Takatu point. Omaha dosn't pick up as much swell as beaches further north such as pakiri but takatu picks up all swells coming from the north to N.E directions. Pakiri is the first real open beach facing the north east. beaches from here up to waipu pick up all swells from the N.E to S.E. Can pick up bigger north swells as well. some classic breaks like Te arai point, mangawhai bar, dings, the cove, the groin, omaha bar, and the mythical Milford reef, o'neils and taka north reef dot this coast line. There are still alot of secret spots on this coast that most surfers just drive past without knowing of.

English (Translate this text in English): This coast varys between beach, reef, point and river bar breaks. most consistent swell is from the north east. the inner city beaches only get waves if there is a big troppy ground swell coming down the coast or a N.E to East storm swell created by winds closer to the coast. The beaches picking up swell get more consistent the further north you go as they are out of the shadow of the corramandel, great barrier island and the other islands of the outer hauraki gulf. The main surf beaches atart at Omaha and Takatu point. Omaha dosn't pick up as much swell as beaches further north such as pakiri but takatu picks up all swells coming from the north to N.E directions. Pakiri is the first real open beach facing the north east. beaches from here up to waipu pick up all swells from the N.E to S.E. Can pick up bigger north swells as well. some classic breaks like Te arai point, mangawhai bar, dings, the cove, the groin, omaha bar, and the mythical Milford reef, o'neils and taka north reef dot this coast line. There are still alot of secret spots on this coast that most surfers just drive past without knowing of.

English (Translate this text in English): This coast varys between beach, reef, point and river bar breaks. most consistent swell is from the north east. the inner city beaches only get waves if there is a big troppy ground swell coming down the coast or a N.E to East storm swell created by winds closer to the coast. The beaches picking up swell get more consistent the further north you go as they are out of the shadow of the corramandel, great barrier island and the other islands of the outer hauraki gulf. The main surf beaches atart at Omaha and Takatu point. Omaha dosn't pick up as much swell as beaches further north such as pakiri but takatu picks up all swells coming from the north to N.E directions. Pakiri is the first real open beach facing the north east. beaches from here up to waipu pick up all swells from the N.E to S.E. Can pick up bigger north swells as well. some classic breaks like Te arai point, mangawhai bar, dings, the cove, the groin, omaha bar, and the mythical Milford reef, o'neils and taka north reef dot this coast line. There are still alot of secret spots on this coast that most surfers just drive past without knowing of.

English (Translate this text in English): This coast varys between beach, reef, point and river bar breaks. most consistent swell is from the north east. the inner city beaches only get waves if there is a big troppy ground swell coming down the coast or a N.E to East storm swell created by winds closer to the coast. The beaches picking up swell get more consistent the further north you go as they are out of the shadow of the corramandel, great barrier island and the other islands of the outer hauraki gulf. The main surf beaches atart at Omaha and Takatu point. Omaha dosn't pick up as much swell as beaches further north such as pakiri but takatu picks up all swells coming from the north to N.E directions. Pakiri is the first real open beach facing the north east. beaches from here up to waipu pick up all swells from the N.E to S.E. Can pick up bigger north swells as well. some classic breaks like Te arai point, mangawhai bar, dings, the cove, the groin, omaha bar, and the mythical Milford reef, o'neils and taka north reef dot this coast line. There are still alot of secret spots on this coast that most surfers just drive past without knowing of.

Seasonal swell & wind variations:

The dominant swell in the winter is mainly from north east wind swells coming off the highs that pass over. Some ground swells do reach this coast in the winter from lows that usually pass east of east cape and bring East/South east ground swells if they make it past coramandel. There are afew N.E groundies in the winter as well. During the summer is when the best swells hit. These come off tropical storms to the north/N.E of New Zealand that come down from the tropics. These swells are usually from the N.E or East direction and can range from a good 3-4 feet up to 8-12 feet.

English (Translate this text in English): The dominant swell in the winter is mainly from north east wind swells coming off the highs that pass over. Some ground swells do reach this coast in the winter from lows that usually pass east of east cape and bring East/South east ground swells if they make it past coramandel. There are afew N.E groundies in the winter as well. During the summer is when the best swells hit. These come off tropical storms to the north/N.E of New Zealand that come down from the tropics. These swells are usually from the N.E or East direction and can range from a good 3-4 feet up to 8-12 feet.

English (Translate this text in English): The dominant swell in the winter is mainly from north east wind swells coming off the highs that pass over. Some ground swells do reach this coast in the winter from lows that usually pass east of east cape and bring East/South east ground swells if they make it past coramandel. There are afew N.E groundies in the winter as well. During the summer is when the best swells hit. These come off tropical storms to the north/N.E of New Zealand that come down from the tropics. These swells are usually from the N.E or East direction and can range from a good 3-4 feet up to 8-12 feet.

English (Translate this text in English): The dominant swell in the winter is mainly from north east wind swells coming off the highs that pass over. Some ground swells do reach this coast in the winter from lows that usually pass east of east cape and bring East/South east ground swells if they make it past coramandel. There are afew N.E groundies in the winter as well. During the summer is when the best swells hit. These come off tropical storms to the north/N.E of New Zealand that come down from the tropics. These swells are usually from the N.E or East direction and can range from a good 3-4 feet up to 8-12 feet.

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Seasons
Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun Jul/Aug Sep/Oct Nov/Dec
Best Surfing Season
Typical Swell Size
Surf Equipment Shorty Combi inter-saison Combi intégrale Combi intégrale Combi intégrale Combi inter-saison
Water temp.            
Air temp. 25°C
77°F
20°C
68°F
15°C
59°F
12°C
54°F
15°C
59°F
20°C
68°F
Climate            

Seasonal swell & wind variations

The dominant swell in the winter is mainly from north east wind swells coming off the highs that pass over. Some ground swells do reach this coast in the winter from lows that usually pass east of east cape and bring East/South east ground swells if they make it past coramandel. There are afew N.E groundies in the winter as well. During the summer is when the best swells hit. These come off tropical storms to the north/N.E of New Zealand that come down from the tropics. These swells are usually from the N.E or East direction and can range from a good 3-4 feet up to 8-12 feet.

English (Translate this text in English): The dominant swell in the winter is mainly from north east wind swells coming off the highs that pass over. Some ground swells do reach this coast in the winter from lows that usually pass east of east cape and bring East/South east ground swells if they make it past coramandel. There are afew N.E groundies in the winter as well. During the summer is when the best swells hit. These come off tropical storms to the north/N.E of New Zealand that come down from the tropics. These swells are usually from the N.E or East direction and can range from a good 3-4 feet up to 8-12 feet.

English (Translate this text in English): The dominant swell in the winter is mainly from north east wind swells coming off the highs that pass over. Some ground swells do reach this coast in the winter from lows that usually pass east of east cape and bring East/South east ground swells if they make it past coramandel. There are afew N.E groundies in the winter as well. During the summer is when the best swells hit. These come off tropical storms to the north/N.E of New Zealand that come down from the tropics. These swells are usually from the N.E or East direction and can range from a good 3-4 feet up to 8-12 feet.

English (Translate this text in English): The dominant swell in the winter is mainly from north east wind swells coming off the highs that pass over. Some ground swells do reach this coast in the winter from lows that usually pass east of east cape and bring East/South east ground swells if they make it past coramandel. There are afew N.E groundies in the winter as well. During the summer is when the best swells hit. These come off tropical storms to the north/N.E of New Zealand that come down from the tropics. These swells are usually from the N.E or East direction and can range from a good 3-4 feet up to 8-12 feet.

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Quality Direction Type Frequ Experience
Bagents - / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Boulders - / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
Browns Bay Bar - / -
Right and left Rivermouth All surfers
Caves - / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Coastlands Beach 1 / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Daniels Reef 13 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Forestry 2 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Goat Island Reef 3 / -
Right Reef-rocky All surfers
Great Barrier Is. - Okiwi 5 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Hubbards reef 4 / -
Right Point-break Pros or kamikaze only...
Langs beach 9 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Long Bay 1 / -
Right Beach-break Beginners wave
Mairangi bay - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Mangawhai Heads 9 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
matauri bay - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Milford 6 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
O'niells reef 1 / -
Left Point-break All surfers
Ocean Beach - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Omaha 12 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Orere Point 2 / -
Right and left Point-break Experienced surfers
Orewa Beach 3 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Pakiri beach - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Pataua 1 / -
Right Rivermouth All surfers
Red Beach 4 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Rippable Rights - / -
Right Sand-bar Experienced surfers
Spirits bay 2 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Stanmore Bay Point - / -
Right Point-break All surfers
T Reef - / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Takapuna 6 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Takatu 4 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
Takou bay - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Tamaki reef 6 / -
Right Reef-rocky All surfers
Taronui Bay(bommie) - / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Taupo Bay 4 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Tawharanui 3 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Te Arai Point 13 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Waiheke Is 6 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Waipu Cove 3 / -
Right Point-break All surfers
Whananaki rivermouth 1 / -
Left Sand-bar All surfers
Whananki South - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
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Tawharanui
Por drkretz
16 may 2012
perfect first daz - Great first daz for not expecting waves on the west cost. Noone out there. Good fun even surf was low and the board to short.
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Viaje: New Zealand
Por drkretz
De 16 may 2012 a 7 jun 2012

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By "frustrated aussie" , 22-05-2003

Waves on Waiheke?????? - I arrived on Waiheke 6 day's ago and the last 3 days the wind has been howling from the north. Today it is off-shore and nice 3ft punchy beachies and I don't have a board here. Yes, I am spewing. Lesson learnt. Don't go anywhere with out a board.

By Old Fart. , 21-01-2003

City Beaches - Long Bay,Long Bay Reef, The point, Flat Rock, Waiake Bombora, Rothesay Bay, Mairangi Bay, Campbells Bay, Milford Beach, Milford Reef, O'Neills, North Reef, Takapuna Beach, South Reef, and a few other small oddities are all inner harbour beaches protected by the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, the Islands of the Hauraki Gulf, and the Coromandel Peninsula. When these spots work they can work very well on occasion ranging from six times a year to once every ten years depending on the weather pattern, the season snd the individual spot. So, it isn't Indo. The main attraction is either novelty value or sheer convenience if you're a local.If these spots are surfable then further North is going off, starting from Tawharanui and Omaha and heading further North. Don't hang around the North Shore waiting for a wave, you'll be disappointed. Taking a global perspective as a long time local, I'm surprised the Auckland inner harbour beaches are even listed on this site! (They are fun when they work tho')

By Rosie , 03-12-2002

Tawharanui - It's spelt Tawharanui NOT Tawparanui

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