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turn off the Napier-Gisborne highway at Nuhaka and drive 3 or 4 miles , where road first meets the beach you are there blacks reef you cant miss it lots of surfers and cars.....
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast, East
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
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
a nice right with a short left. can have barrels when conditions are right, is one of new zealands most consistent waves with some localism from napier and gisborne surfers just one off mahias hot waves, check out mahias several other HOT WAVES
By Anonymous , 19-10-2007
blacks was mean back in day - the right out at blacks is fucked up now it closes out hard. back in the day we were getting fucken perfect bowly 100 metre rides on da rights those were da days
By Anonymous , 12-02-2007
- whoever posted this wave is a dumb fuck...an east swell wont get into blacks at all..and south-west wind is onshore as..It works best in a south-west swell..cool how the swell comes up the east coast of the islands and mahia sticks out enough to get it...a blessing for sure
By bilambil surfererer , 02-12-2006
yer think your right - haha , havent bin on this site in ages, when i said that comment , i could barely stand on a surfboard , now when i look at that photo 3 ,it definatly aint blacks or spit, it looks more like a beach break in australia.
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