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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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 Pakiri beach

New Zealand, New Zealand NI, NE Coast

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Go north from leigh past goats keep going then you'll hit a dirt road and follow this right down the valley until theres a road on the right saying pakiri turn down here and keep going till it ends at the beach. easy pessy.

English (Translate this text in English): Go north from leigh past goats keep going then you'll hit a dirt road and follow this right down the valley until theres a road on the right saying pakiri turn down here and keep going till it ends at the beach. easy pessy.

English (Translate this text in English): Go north from leigh past goats keep going then you'll hit a dirt road and follow this right down the valley until theres a road on the right saying pakiri turn down here and keep going till it ends at the beach. easy pessy.

English (Translate this text in English): Go north from leigh past goats keep going then you'll hit a dirt road and follow this right down the valley until theres a road on the right saying pakiri turn down here and keep going till it ends at the beach. easy pessy.

DistanceDay trip

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Fun, Ledgey

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Good wind directionWest, SouthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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You park your car quite far away from the beach so take your keys and all your stuff with you and put it on the beach where you can see it when your surfing. I've been ripped off here before and so have a few others so just be aware. other than that its a really scenic nice beach which goes from the te arai point breaks north down to the southern end of pakiri. the banks here usually produce nice ledgy, fast barrels on the right tide and that all depends on what the banks are doing at that time 'cause they are always shifty if theres been a bit of swell for awhile.

English (Translate this text in English): You park your car quite far away from the beach so take your keys and all your stuff with you and put it on the beach where you can see it when your surfing. I've been ripped off here before and so have a few others so just be aware. other than that its a really scenic nice beach which goes from the te arai point breaks north down to the southern end of pakiri. the banks here usually produce nice ledgy, fast barrels on the right tide and that all depends on what the banks are doing at that time 'cause they are always shifty if theres been a bit of swell for awhile.

English (Translate this text in English): You park your car quite far away from the beach so take your keys and all your stuff with you and put it on the beach where you can see it when your surfing. I've been ripped off here before and so have a few others so just be aware. other than that its a really scenic nice beach which goes from the te arai point breaks north down to the southern end of pakiri. the banks here usually produce nice ledgy, fast barrels on the right tide and that all depends on what the banks are doing at that time 'cause they are always shifty if theres been a bit of swell for awhile.

English (Translate this text in English): You park your car quite far away from the beach so take your keys and all your stuff with you and put it on the beach where you can see it when your surfing. I've been ripped off here before and so have a few others so just be aware. other than that its a really scenic nice beach which goes from the te arai point breaks north down to the southern end of pakiri. the banks here usually produce nice ledgy, fast barrels on the right tide and that all depends on what the banks are doing at that time 'cause they are always shifty if theres been a bit of swell for awhile.

Atmosphere

This spots a beauty, you know when the suns going down, natures all around, the middle of summer, you been out all day and your sitting on a perfect bank breaking left and right barreling the whole way down the line like its been all day and you got it all to yourself. perfection. This beach usually has the best waves when its around 3-4 and the tides a mid incoming but sometimes it can get to full when the tide comes in the waves get really fat but it all depends on what the banks are doing, you can usually always find one thats breaking good.

English (Translate this text in English): This spots a beauty, you know when the suns going down, natures all around, the middle of summer, you been out all day and your sitting on a perfect bank breaking left and right barreling the whole way down the line like its been all day and you got it all to yourself. perfection. This beach usually has the best waves when its around 3-4 and the tides a mid incoming but sometimes it can get to full when the tide comes in the waves get really fat but it all depends on what the banks are doing, you can usually always find one thats breaking good.

English (Translate this text in English): This spots a beauty, you know when the suns going down, natures all around, the middle of summer, you been out all day and your sitting on a perfect bank breaking left and right barreling the whole way down the line like its been all day and you got it all to yourself. perfection. This beach usually has the best waves when its around 3-4 and the tides a mid incoming but sometimes it can get to full when the tide comes in the waves get really fat but it all depends on what the banks are doing, you can usually always find one thats breaking good.

English (Translate this text in English): This spots a beauty, you know when the suns going down, natures all around, the middle of summer, you been out all day and your sitting on a perfect bank breaking left and right barreling the whole way down the line like its been all day and you got it all to yourself. perfection. This beach usually has the best waves when its around 3-4 and the tides a mid incoming but sometimes it can get to full when the tide comes in the waves get really fat but it all depends on what the banks are doing, you can usually always find one thats breaking good.

General

I've had some of my most messmorizing and more mystic surfs at this beach. When its on its goods, really goods and thats usually any swell between 2-4 feet from the eastly directions with a light w-sw offshore and a low tide incoming. Just watch the banks, if they havn't been good your last few times it might be worth goin to another break.

English (Translate this text in English): I've had some of my most messmorizing and more mystic surfs at this beach. When its on its goods, really goods and thats usually any swell between 2-4 feet from the eastly directions with a light w-sw offshore and a low tide incoming. Just watch the banks, if they havn't been good your last few times it might be worth goin to another break.

English (Translate this text in English): I've had some of my most messmorizing and more mystic surfs at this beach. When its on its goods, really goods and thats usually any swell between 2-4 feet from the eastly directions with a light w-sw offshore and a low tide incoming. Just watch the banks, if they havn't been good your last few times it might be worth goin to another break.

English (Translate this text in English): I've had some of my most messmorizing and more mystic surfs at this beach. When its on its goods, really goods and thats usually any swell between 2-4 feet from the eastly directions with a light w-sw offshore and a low tide incoming. Just watch the banks, if they havn't been good your last few times it might be worth goin to another break.

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By Anonymous , 23-07-2007

sner - parkiri is lame dont go there it never works.. the real pros go to taka

By point boy , 13-04-2006

aussie on holidays - got some of the best sessions of my lfe at this beach whilst on holidays iin N.Z..Realy does go off if the conditions are right.Got perfect A frame barrels 9 out of the 10 times I went there.Great scenery too!.Went to a new years eve party there with Shihad and Head like a hole playing,fucking went off!.

By anonymous , 05-05-2004

no title - i'm a local pakiri can go off but you need to get it when the bars are good and the swell is at least 4 foot

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