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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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 Great Barrier Is. - Okiwi

New Zealand, New Zealand NI, NE Coast

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 Access

To get to the surf spot you first have to get to Great Barrier Island by boat or plane... then head to Medlands Beach.

English (Translate this text in English): To get to the surf spot you first have to get to Great Barrier Island by boat or plane... then head to Medlands Beach.

English (Translate this text in English): To get to the surf spot you first have to get to Great Barrier Island by boat or plane... then head to Medlands Beach.

English (Translate this text in English): To get to the surf spot you first have to get to Great Barrier Island by boat or plane... then head to Medlands Beach.

DistanceWeek-end trip

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Hard to find

Public access?Private access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

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Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun, Ledgey

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, East, NorthEast

Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest, South

Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Private beach
- Sharks

 Additional Information

You cannot beat the Barrier's East Coast beaches for surf that goes off. Get yourself a surf board and head for Medlands Beach for excellent waves. The undercurrent (rip) can be very strong so as a safety measure, always go in pairs.

English (Translate this text in English): You cannot beat the Barrier's East Coast beaches for surf that goes off. Get yourself a surf board and head for Medlands Beach for excellent waves. The undercurrent (rip) can be very strong so as a safety measure, always go in pairs.

English (Translate this text in English): You cannot beat the Barrier's East Coast beaches for surf that goes off. Get yourself a surf board and head for Medlands Beach for excellent waves. The undercurrent (rip) can be very strong so as a safety measure, always go in pairs.

English (Translate this text in English): You cannot beat the Barrier's East Coast beaches for surf that goes off. Get yourself a surf board and head for Medlands Beach for excellent waves. The undercurrent (rip) can be very strong so as a safety measure, always go in pairs.

Atmosphere

this spot is awsome you rent out a little house for the weekend on the beach and its the only one there so you have your own private bach for how long you rent it and it is famous for having the most brown teal ducks in the world so if your going to book the place out book months before

English (Translate this text in English): this spot is awsome you rent out a little house for the weekend on the beach and its the only one there so you have your own private bach for how long you rent it and it is famous for having the most brown teal ducks in the world so if your going to book the place out book months before

English (Translate this text in English): this spot is awsome you rent out a little house for the weekend on the beach and its the only one there so you have your own private bach for how long you rent it and it is famous for having the most brown teal ducks in the world so if your going to book the place out book months before

English (Translate this text in English): this spot is awsome you rent out a little house for the weekend on the beach and its the only one there so you have your own private bach for how long you rent it and it is famous for having the most brown teal ducks in the world so if your going to book the place out book months before

General

mean spot best in great barrier just dont surf alone and watch out for sharks and rips

English (Translate this text in English): mean spot best in great barrier just dont surf alone and watch out for sharks and rips

English (Translate this text in English): mean spot best in great barrier just dont surf alone and watch out for sharks and rips

English (Translate this text in English): mean spot best in great barrier just dont surf alone and watch out for sharks and rips

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By Anonymous , 10-03-2012

Waste of time - Don't bother with this spot, and Barrier as a whole for that matter. It just doesn't work. Period. The beachies are shifty, and the place up in Okiwi is weak, doesn't break properly, and infested with bronzies. Got bumped twice in two weeks last time I was there - just chasing ripples. Go to Piha if you want some waves around Auckland.

By Anonymous , 12-08-2009

- Oh um um did ur grandmother used to know the 'ding dings'. My family has been going to the barrier for years. I'm pretty sure my grandmother used to surf with yours? We know each other. She used to ride a kauri plank she shaped at home apparantly they were super high quality boards. Oh and I was out there the other day and this natural surfer was rippig ther lid off the wave on his backhand. That was epic. He was the man.

Post a comment and hopefully we can meet up, reminiss etc



By Anonymous , 11-08-2009

This Place Goes Off - This place goes off, still frothing from the last SE swell. My Great Grandmother used to surf this place in 02, 1902 that is, where the wave would grind off the point all the way into the carpark. Filth!

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