My Surf

  • My Profile
  • My Travel Map
  • My Surfed Spots
  • My Sessions
  • My Trips
  • My Pictures
  • My Messages
  • My Blog
  • Add new blog

Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

Surf spot atlas made by surfers for surfers
Enjoy and contribute!

 Orere Point

New Zealand, New Zealand NI, NE Coast

Other places:

GPS coordinates not set ! Edit this page and use the map selector to add the surf spot GPS location !

User rating (6)


  • Favourite
  • Your favourites and future surf spot lists

    Add surf spots to your profile

 Access

From Auckland, drive down southern motorway, exit at Papakura... drive through Clevedon and through Kawakawa Bay... sign posted to Orere Point.

English (Translate this text in English): From Auckland, drive down southern motorway, exit at Papakura... drive through Clevedon and through Kawakawa Bay... sign posted to Orere Point.

English (Translate this text in English): From Auckland, drive down southern motorway, exit at Papakura... drive through Clevedon and through Kawakawa Bay... sign posted to Orere Point.

English (Translate this text in English): From Auckland, drive down southern motorway, exit at Papakura... drive through Clevedon and through Kawakawa Bay... sign posted to Orere Point.

DistanceDay trip

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)

Wave

TypePoint-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthEast

Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest, South

Swell sizeStarts working at Over 3.5m / 12ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

More details

Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

Webcam url 

Dangers

- Urchins
- Rocks

 Additional Information

This is a VERY fickle spot and only breas after a tropical cyclone has drifted down the East Coast of New Zealand. These photos (1 Mar 04) show a swell the same of which was last seen 35 years ago! Maybe breaks 2-3 times a year at 2-3 ft... 2-3 times a decade 4-6 ft !!!! When it's on it's like a pebble-bottomed kirra!

English (Translate this text in English): This is a VERY fickle spot and only breas after a tropical cyclone has drifted down the East Coast of New Zealand. These photos (1 Mar 04) show a swell the same of which was last seen 35 years ago! Maybe breaks 2-3 times a year at 2-3 ft... 2-3 times a decade 4-6 ft !!!! When it's on it's like a pebble-bottomed kirra!

English (Translate this text in English): This is a VERY fickle spot and only breas after a tropical cyclone has drifted down the East Coast of New Zealand. These photos (1 Mar 04) show a swell the same of which was last seen 35 years ago! Maybe breaks 2-3 times a year at 2-3 ft... 2-3 times a decade 4-6 ft !!!! When it's on it's like a pebble-bottomed kirra!

English (Translate this text in English): This is a VERY fickle spot and only breas after a tropical cyclone has drifted down the East Coast of New Zealand. These photos (1 Mar 04) show a swell the same of which was last seen 35 years ago! Maybe breaks 2-3 times a year at 2-3 ft... 2-3 times a decade 4-6 ft !!!! When it's on it's like a pebble-bottomed kirra!

Atmosphere

The swell on the NE coast needs to be in the 4-6 metre range to even bother considering this break.

English (Translate this text in English): The swell on the NE coast needs to be in the 4-6 metre range to even bother considering this break.

English (Translate this text in English): The swell on the NE coast needs to be in the 4-6 metre range to even bother considering this break.

English (Translate this text in English): The swell on the NE coast needs to be in the 4-6 metre range to even bother considering this break.

General

Pity this set-up isn't in a more swell catching position!

English (Translate this text in English): Pity this set-up isn't in a more swell catching position!

English (Translate this text in English): Pity this set-up isn't in a more swell catching position!

English (Translate this text in English): Pity this set-up isn't in a more swell catching position!

Local professional? Add your surf business

Business directory

  • Show all (0)...
  • surf tours (0)
  • surf shops and shapers (0)
  • surf schools (0)
  • sleep & eat (0)
  • rent a car, others (0)

 Videos

Show all (0)...

No video available

 Last surf sessions

Add a surf session

Show all (0)...

No surf session

 Last surf trips

Add trip

Show all (0)...

No surf trip

 Comments

Add comment

Show all (9)...

By Anonymous , 27-07-2008

What??????? - I shoulda read these comments about Orere point yesterday as we waited for the cyclone to pass over onto the east coast swell for the day was 4mtrs but rapidly dying, but the morning at the point would of been worth it. I'm gonna check this spot out more often. Cheers

By There's always Tea in Taranaki , 24-04-2007

The bottom at Orere isn't pebble - Rather its sharp volcanic rock covered in oysters. The first time I went to Orere I cut a flap of skin on my foot really badly (17 stitches), and when I paddled back out and commented about the sharp rocks, everyone else lifted up their feet to show their booties.

By Anonymous , 14-03-2007

did you know - That this also catches swell after a gale force NW has been up- wraps around the side of Waiheke and allows the left hander to break a little better- there is 100km+ nnw winds now- and am going to go soon- !!!!!! only breaks 3-4 times a year and i'm just about to surf it one of those 4 times !!!!! YYYEEEEAAAAHHHHH !!!!!! and did i mention in 2 hours the wind is swinging sw off shore !!!!!!!!! Suckers ~

Errors, Feedback

You can edit this page to correct errors or add new information. If you have any problems regarding this page, Send us feedback.

Advertise

On the Go!

Wannasurf.com on your mobile

RSS All the RSS feeds of Wannasurf.com

Newsletter All news by email

Friends of Wannasurf

Wannasurf Online Shop