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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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New Zealand, New Zealand NI, SW Coast

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 41° 20.232' S
Longitude: 174° 48.427' E

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At the southern end of the Wellington airport runway.

English (Translate this text in English): At the southern end of the Wellington airport runway.

English (Translate this text in English): At the southern end of the Wellington airport runway.

English (Translate this text in English): At the southern end of the Wellington airport runway.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

Direction

BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast

Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rocks
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)

 Additional Information

Most people only surf here once. It's okay until you fall off and you are dragged accross the inside reef. It actually gets safer the bigger it gets. It is easy to find as it is the right hander breaking off the southern end of Wellington airport runway. Fortunately it is only 10 mins drive to the hospital.

English (Translate this text in English): Most people only surf here once. It's okay until you fall off and you are dragged accross the inside reef. It actually gets safer the bigger it gets. It is easy to find as it is the right hander breaking off the southern end of Wellington airport runway. Fortunately it is only 10 mins drive to the hospital.

English (Translate this text in English): Most people only surf here once. It's okay until you fall off and you are dragged accross the inside reef. It actually gets safer the bigger it gets. It is easy to find as it is the right hander breaking off the southern end of Wellington airport runway. Fortunately it is only 10 mins drive to the hospital.

English (Translate this text in English): Most people only surf here once. It's okay until you fall off and you are dragged accross the inside reef. It actually gets safer the bigger it gets. It is easy to find as it is the right hander breaking off the southern end of Wellington airport runway. Fortunately it is only 10 mins drive to the hospital.

Atmosphere

It's fairly freaky out at airport rights, what with aircraft taking off and landing only a few metres away. Also there are huge concrete blocks with rusty reinforcing sticking out of them next to the break. If you make your first wave you'll be wondering why no one surfs such a perfect spot, but if you fall off you probably will hit the bottom.

English (Translate this text in English): It's fairly freaky out at airport rights, what with aircraft taking off and landing only a few metres away. Also there are huge concrete blocks with rusty reinforcing sticking out of them next to the break. If you make your first wave you'll be wondering why no one surfs such a perfect spot, but if you fall off you probably will hit the bottom.

English (Translate this text in English): It's fairly freaky out at airport rights, what with aircraft taking off and landing only a few metres away. Also there are huge concrete blocks with rusty reinforcing sticking out of them next to the break. If you make your first wave you'll be wondering why no one surfs such a perfect spot, but if you fall off you probably will hit the bottom.

English (Translate this text in English): It's fairly freaky out at airport rights, what with aircraft taking off and landing only a few metres away. Also there are huge concrete blocks with rusty reinforcing sticking out of them next to the break. If you make your first wave you'll be wondering why no one surfs such a perfect spot, but if you fall off you probably will hit the bottom.

General

I've surfed it once and I must admit it scared the shit out of me. Essentially it hardly ever breaks and you'd have to be a bit of a nutter to hit it. Possibly a good booger spot.

English (Translate this text in English): I've surfed it once and I must admit it scared the shit out of me. Essentially it hardly ever breaks and you'd have to be a bit of a nutter to hit it. Possibly a good booger spot.

English (Translate this text in English): I've surfed it once and I must admit it scared the shit out of me. Essentially it hardly ever breaks and you'd have to be a bit of a nutter to hit it. Possibly a good booger spot.

English (Translate this text in English): I've surfed it once and I must admit it scared the shit out of me. Essentially it hardly ever breaks and you'd have to be a bit of a nutter to hit it. Possibly a good booger spot.

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By Gray , 30-07-2007

- I used to check this from time to time if the Island was blown out...but it was never big enough to make it worthwhile. The footage on LotD was awesome though - very gutsy display...

By Berrykartel , 06-06-2007

- I've seen this place many times, and seen many lunatics go out. Bottom line, its just not worth the risk , the ride is short and not great. Like the comments say, good thing the hospital is only 10 mins. Go for a geez round breaker instead. Much more fun.

By anonymo , 30-01-2007

rocks - hehe looks at those rocks!

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