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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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 The Gap

New Zealand, New Zealand NI, South East Coast

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Go to south of Castlepoint, park your car and walk up the hill. There is a path which you can follow. It is beside a big rock, you will see it.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to south of Castlepoint, park your car and walk up the hill. There is a path which you can follow. It is beside a big rock, you will see it.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to south of Castlepoint, park your car and walk up the hill. There is a path which you can follow. It is beside a big rock, you will see it.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to south of Castlepoint, park your car and walk up the hill. There is a path which you can follow. It is beside a big rock, you will see it.

DistanceWeek-end trip

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special access4x4

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

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

PowerHollow, Fast, Ordinary, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast, East, NorthEast

Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

Webcam urlhttp://surf.co.nz/reports... 

Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

drive down the beach, watch for soft spots!

English (Translate this text in English): drive down the beach, watch for soft spots!

English (Translate this text in English): drive down the beach, watch for soft spots!

English (Translate this text in English): drive down the beach, watch for soft spots!

Atmosphere

Awesome when it works, good atmospere and many places to surf around there.

English (Translate this text in English): Awesome when it works, good atmospere and many places to surf around there.

English (Translate this text in English): Awesome when it works, good atmospere and many places to surf around there.

English (Translate this text in English): Awesome when it works, good atmospere and many places to surf around there.

General

Fun and really good when there is a good swell.

English (Translate this text in English): Fun and really good when there is a good swell.

English (Translate this text in English): Fun and really good when there is a good swell.

English (Translate this text in English): Fun and really good when there is a good swell.

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By j-dawg , 29-12-2006

my photo - this was a photo my mate took from the car with just 2 of us on it. Best surf eva. Must have been snaked from surf.co.nz when i submitted it to them.

By Anonymous , 25-08-2006

the gap - the gap rocks

By locals only , 24-06-2006

Yes i agree - The group of us that go out nearly every weekend get sick of all the wellingtonians that come over and think they own the show droping in and snaking waves stay in lyall boys

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