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User rating (6)
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
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
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
- Rips / undertow
On big days, the paddle out can be hard - but as this thins out the crowds its not such a bad thing!
Can get a bit competitive - due to the proximity to Napier, anyone without a car surfs here....
Not a bad break, but there are better breaks in the area - explore. Great view of the famous Art Deco town of Napier.
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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