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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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 Marine Parade

New Zealand, New Zealand NI, Napier

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Right out the front of Napier - as the name suggests!

English (Translate this text in English): Right out the front of Napier - as the name suggests!

English (Translate this text in English): Right out the front of Napier - as the name suggests!

English (Translate this text in English): Right out the front of Napier - as the name suggests!

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerPowerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

On big days, the paddle out can be hard - but as this thins out the crowds its not such a bad thing!Deep and heavy water,undertow strong!

English (Translate this text in English): On big days, the paddle out can be hard - but as this thins out the crowds its not such a bad thing!Deep and heavy water,undertow strong!

English (Translate this text in English): On big days, the paddle out can be hard - but as this thins out the crowds its not such a bad thing!Deep and heavy water,undertow strong!

English (Translate this text in English): On big days, the paddle out can be hard - but as this thins out the crowds its not such a bad thing!Deep and heavy water,undertow strong!

Atmosphere

Can get a bit competitive - due to the proximity to Napier, anyone without a car surfs here....

English (Translate this text in English): Can get a bit competitive - due to the proximity to Napier, anyone without a car surfs here....

English (Translate this text in English): Can get a bit competitive - due to the proximity to Napier, anyone without a car surfs here....

English (Translate this text in English): Can get a bit competitive - due to the proximity to Napier, anyone without a car surfs here....

General

Not a bad break, but there are better breaks in the area - explore. Great view of the famous Art Deco town of Napier.

English (Translate this text in English): Not a bad break, but there are better breaks in the area - explore. Great view of the famous Art Deco town of Napier.

English (Translate this text in English): Not a bad break, but there are better breaks in the area - explore. Great view of the famous Art Deco town of Napier.

English (Translate this text in English): Not a bad break, but there are better breaks in the area - explore. Great view of the famous Art Deco town of Napier.

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By anoymous , 04-01-2006

undertow - Marine Parade is not what i would call a wave for beginers,it's deep water,good luck trying to find the surface on a big day! Size is deceiving when your standing on the beach.This beach drowns 1-2 tourists a year.

By anonymous , 22-10-2004

what da fuuk - who would want 2 surf at dis shithole place u get fkd up and its got a massive undertoe.NO 1 surfs here dnt no what da fk those unda messages r about dr all shing.drs only one legend that surfs there and apprently his name is finlay hunter hes a legend and gets roots

By anonymous , 28-09-2003

Its not that bad - The parade can be great fun. Have spent many a day with my friends dodging shorebreaking sledghammers.

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