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From wellington airport (Lyall bay) follow the road west towards houghton bay. Go past houghton bay, Island Bay and then Owhiro bay, as you come out of the bay. Opposite house number 156. Youl'll see it.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Bombie
Wave qualityRegional Classic
ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day length
Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to
Best tide position
Best tide movement
- Rips / undertow
By Owhiro hardcore , 07-02-2007
=) - Is it that break at the quarry carpark?? seen that easily surfable been tempted to paddle out afew times but if thats on other places are less deadly/better.
By G J Sheehan , 22-01-2007
Ha - 150 days a year? - This wave would be lucky to break 150 days a decade...
By Anonymous , 16-09-2006
- It probably is a waste of time being on here as no one surfs it, but the bombra is about 75-100m off the rocks.It usually dies out in the thick pactch of seaweed, then reforms and breaks hard on the rocks.
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