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Latitude: 36° 35.46' S
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Get on the Northern Motorway (in Auckland City) and keep on going north until Orewa Beach/Hibiscus Coast exit at Silverdale. Its well signposted.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Orewa
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorthEast
Good wind directionSouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
This is the best East Coast surf beach near the city. Easy parking all along the beach. Go here if the inner city is to small.
The upside to orewa is that sometimes it can have long rides. This happens when the swell is bigger and is breaking miles out, so be ready for a long paddle. Orewa can be surfed in a stormy northeaster or on a good size ground swell coming down the coast. It is NOT the most consistant surf beach however.
Not a Consistant break, but fun when it is there and you are strapped for tim e.g. do not have enough gas or time to head further up the North East Coast. Great little Coastal Village for Food & drinks afterwards.
By Anonymous , 13-07-2007
OREWA - The best thing about orewa is that when it does get a good swell, it is such a wide beach you can find your own spot.
By Andrew Smith, Orewa ripper! , 30-08-2005
my favourite wave! - i love this beach, just the right amount of power, nice mellow face and long slow rides allowing multiple turns and slashes, gets quite gnarly when over waist high, this is when i really love dominating the line up.
By anonymous , 27-07-2005
- surfed it good once, was breaking out passed the headlands, was getting long as rides. fun as and all the east coast surfer losers couldnt get out so they watched in awe as me and my west coast chronies tackled the mighty surf. seriously though it was fun as
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