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Latitude: 36° 47.473' S
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Short walk from Takapuna town centre. The reef is adjacent to the boat ramp, the south reef is at the far end of the beach.Best surfing area is between bottom of ewen street and Hauraki road
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthEast
Good wind directionWest, SouthWest, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementFalling tide
Week crowdFew surfers
Only waves with a big NE swell. Usually only when N storm wind is blowing onshore. Unusual to get Offshore wind while there is swell. Big long sandy beach with bigger waves at the southern end. There is a rock reef at the north end which works at high tide providing hollow lefts.
Great for windsurfing in the storms, but not so hot for surfing in onshore mess. Popular spot for surfing onshore days.If the wind is northeast, Milford is a better bet.
Great beach to hang out, right near the town, shops, pubs, restuarants etc. Good in storm surfs.
By Anonymous , 05-11-2006
- has anyone read the comment's for "tamaki reef"?it's obviously a hoax but there little forum going is an absoulute crack up!
By MHL , 21-06-2005
Not all bad - It hardly ever breaks, but when it does it is a classic. Steep chucking left that barrels and a wally workable right. If you disagree, then you've never scored it and you'll have to watch the swell a bit better. Great just before high tide when the swell is pushing into Rangitoto channel. Scored at 5 foot during last Febs troppy, there was also a great left between the carpark and o'neills.
By frank , 11-12-2004
- The only time taka breaks is when someones septic tank overflows causing a outgoing wave before that was when Rangitoto erupted
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