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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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 Goat Island Reef

New Zealand, New Zealand NI, NE Coast

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Goat Island is NZ's most popular marine reserve to snorkel and dive in...Signposted all the way from Warkworth, Just get to Warkworth on main highway from Auckland...At beach walk about 300 meters to your left and look for perfect peeling waves...

English (Translate this text in English): Goat Island is NZ's most popular marine reserve to snorkel and dive in...Signposted all the way from Warkworth, Just get to Warkworth on main highway from Auckland...At beach walk about 300 meters to your left and look for perfect peeling waves...

English (Translate this text in English): Goat Island is NZ's most popular marine reserve to snorkel and dive in...Signposted all the way from Warkworth, Just get to Warkworth on main highway from Auckland...At beach walk about 300 meters to your left and look for perfect peeling waves...

English (Translate this text in English): Goat Island is NZ's most popular marine reserve to snorkel and dive in...Signposted all the way from Warkworth, Just get to Warkworth on main highway from Auckland...At beach walk about 300 meters to your left and look for perfect peeling waves...

DistanceDay trip

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Powerful, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthEast

Good wind directionWest, SouthWest, South, SouthEast, East

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rocks
- Sharks

 Additional Information

Park in main car park on top of cliff, walk down to beach, you'll see it...
Its a hollow wave that breaks in the same place every time, perfect...
It works in almost any wind from W, SW, S, SE ,E as it is well protected by large cliffs...Needs big North Swell...

English (Translate this text in English): Park in main car park on top of cliff, walk down to beach, you'll see it...<br />Its a hollow wave that breaks in the same place every time, perfect...<br />It works in almost any wind from W, SW, S, SE ,E as it is well protected by large cliffs...Needs big North Swell...

English (Translate this text in English): Park in main car park on top of cliff, walk down to beach, you'll see it...&lt;br &#47;&gt;Its a hollow wave that breaks in the same place every time, perfect...&lt;br &#47;&gt;It works in almost any wind from W, SW, S, SE ,E as it is well protected by large cliffs...Needs big North Swell...

English (Translate this text in English): Park in main car park on top of cliff, walk down to beach, you'll see it...&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Its a hollow wave that breaks in the same place every time, perfect...&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;It works in almost any wind from W, SW, S, SE ,E as it is well protected by large cliffs...Needs big North Swell...

Atmosphere

Amazing spot to surf in, an area of water alive with marine life, Awsome scenery with cliffs! And Northern Coast in the distance...

English (Translate this text in English): Amazing spot to surf in, an area of water alive with marine life, Awsome scenery with cliffs! And Northern Coast in the distance...

English (Translate this text in English): Amazing spot to surf in, an area of water alive with marine life, Awsome scenery with cliffs! And Northern Coast in the distance...

English (Translate this text in English): Amazing spot to surf in, an area of water alive with marine life, Awsome scenery with cliffs! And Northern Coast in the distance...

General

This spot is SOOO good, even though it rarely works its worth goin there when it does, I've scored it to myself and my friend twice now, Both times epic as...
My favourite right hander in New Zealand...

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is SOOO good, even though it rarely works its worth goin there when it does, I've scored it to myself and my friend twice now, Both times epic as...<br />My favourite right hander in New Zealand...

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is SOOO good, even though it rarely works its worth goin there when it does, I've scored it to myself and my friend twice now, Both times epic as...&lt;br &#47;&gt;My favourite right hander in New Zealand...

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is SOOO good, even though it rarely works its worth goin there when it does, I've scored it to myself and my friend twice now, Both times epic as...&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;My favourite right hander in New Zealand...

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By fameis , 20-04-2009

fickle but sick - having surfed this place double overhead pumping its def not a myth, but it rarely breaks, wuldnt bother checking unless its 6ft on the east coast

By Anonymous , 05-07-2008

sucks - sucks been here heaps and its never any good..heaps of drop-in groms and closeouts.cut off pete's a psycho.

By Anonymous , 09-03-2007

aucklander - not really worth a look,could be firing at all the other and this ones dribbling,suit yourself but i used to live in the area and it wasnt really considered.

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