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Latitude: 35° 50.217' S
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Take the road from Whangarei towards Ocean Beach,you´ll end in the small bay.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day length
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to
Best tide position
Best tide movement
- Rips / undertow
Despite the crowds it´s got a really nice atmosphere if you respect the locals they´ll treat you good and let you have a share of the waves. The spot picks up the smallest swell so it´s a good option if nothing else works.
The waves doesn´t get any better, the water is so clear that you can see to the bottom. Deffinetly worth a try. The scenery is awesome with mountains dropping straight into the ocean around you.
By Anonymous , 17-06-2008
New to town - Hi, Just moved here from gissy, Living cloesest to Ocean beach. are there any good board riders clubs (longboard or shortboard)in the area. see you in the water, cheers.
By Anonymous , 23-10-2006
"traveller" - traveller, your name claims what you are. dont roll into a place surf it for a week and think you know the mechanics of it.sandys is epic.maybe if you lived here you'd know that....
By Anonymous , 15-06-2006
you sound like a pome - sure oceans is great but there isn't anything wrong with sandys! in fact it goes off! I lived there for several years and have had some of my best waves there. go easy tourist
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