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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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 Tora

New Zealand, New Zealand NI, South East Coast

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 41° 30.434' S
Longitude: 175° 30.916' E

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From township of Martinborough - head south apprx 1km, then turn left onto Tora & Whiterock Road, this road eventually becomes unsealed. After you cross one of many small bridges - turn left for road out to Tora, or straight through for White Rock (all well signposted). When you hit the coast, there are great waves both up and down the coast...

From where you reach the coast:

Bombora - straight out in front, BIG left hand reef break

Styx - 2 min drive north to the near side of the first headland - medium sized left reef reak

Tora Point - 3 min drive south until you reach the tiny public toilet - long, long medium sized right point, needs at least a head high swell, fast and slow sections, often links up with a smaller right reef in front of the toilet

Shipwrecks - 5 min drive south, straight out in front of the wreck, medium sized left and right reefs

Plus many, many other unnamed spots

English (Translate this text in English): From township of Martinborough - head south apprx 1km, then turn left onto Tora &amp; Whiterock Road, this road eventually becomes unsealed. After you cross one of many small bridges - turn left for road out to Tora, or straight through for White Rock (all well signposted). When you hit the coast, there are great waves both up and down the coast...<br /><br />From where you reach the coast:<br /><br />Bombora - straight out in front, BIG left hand reef break<br /><br />Styx - 2 min drive north to the near side of the first headland - medium sized left reef reak<br /><br />Tora Point - 3 min drive south until you reach the tiny public toilet - long, long medium sized right point, needs at least a head high swell, fast and slow sections, often links up with a smaller right reef in front of the toilet<br /><br />Shipwrecks - 5 min drive south, straight out in front of the wreck, medium sized left and right reefs<br /><br />Plus many, many other unnamed spots

English (Translate this text in English): From township of Martinborough - head south apprx 1km, then turn left onto Tora &amp;amp; Whiterock Road, this road eventually becomes unsealed. After you cross one of many small bridges - turn left for road out to Tora, or straight through for White Rock (all well signposted). When you hit the coast, there are great waves both up and down the coast...&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;From where you reach the coast:&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Bombora - straight out in front, BIG left hand reef break&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Styx - 2 min drive north to the near side of the first headland - medium sized left reef reak&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Tora Point - 3 min drive south until you reach the tiny public toilet - long, long medium sized right point, needs at least a head high swell, fast and slow sections, often links up with a smaller right reef in front of the toilet&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Shipwrecks - 5 min drive south, straight out in front of the wreck, medium sized left and right reefs&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Plus many, many other unnamed spots

English (Translate this text in English): From township of Martinborough - head south apprx 1km, then turn left onto Tora &amp;amp;amp; Whiterock Road, this road eventually becomes unsealed. After you cross one of many small bridges - turn left for road out to Tora, or straight through for White Rock (all well signposted). When you hit the coast, there are great waves both up and down the coast...&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;From where you reach the coast:&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Bombora - straight out in front, BIG left hand reef break&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Styx - 2 min drive north to the near side of the first headland - medium sized left reef reak&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Tora Point - 3 min drive south until you reach the tiny public toilet - long, long medium sized right point, needs at least a head high swell, fast and slow sections, often links up with a smaller right reef in front of the toilet&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Shipwrecks - 5 min drive south, straight out in front of the wreck, medium sized left and right reefs&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Plus many, many other unnamed spots

DistanceDay trip

WalkInstant access (&lt; 5min)

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Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (&lt; 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast, East, NorthEast

Good wind directionNorthWest, West

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

take booties + food
park anywhere
respect the locals (all 4 or 5 of them)

English (Translate this text in English): take booties + food<br />park anywhere<br />respect the locals (all 4 or 5 of them)

English (Translate this text in English): take booties + food&lt;br &#47;&gt;park anywhere&lt;br &#47;&gt;respect the locals (all 4 or 5 of them)

English (Translate this text in English): take booties + food&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;park anywhere&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;respect the locals (all 4 or 5 of them)

Atmosphere

one of the most isolated spots in the north island - empty, windswept, cold, barren powerful uncrowded waves not the kind of place you where you feel comfortable surfing by yourself

English (Translate this text in English): one of the most isolated spots in the north island - empty, windswept, cold, barren powerful uncrowded waves not the kind of place you where you feel comfortable surfing by yourself

English (Translate this text in English): one of the most isolated spots in the north island - empty, windswept, cold, barren powerful uncrowded waves not the kind of place you where you feel comfortable surfing by yourself

English (Translate this text in English): one of the most isolated spots in the north island - empty, windswept, cold, barren powerful uncrowded waves not the kind of place you where you feel comfortable surfing by yourself

General

some of the best waves I've ever had - well worth the long drive

English (Translate this text in English): some of the best waves I've ever had - well worth the long drive

English (Translate this text in English): some of the best waves I've ever had - well worth the long drive

English (Translate this text in English): some of the best waves I've ever had - well worth the long drive

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By anonymous , 23-10-2005

- this place looks fu**ing sik.

By Tora Local , 09-06-2005

Leave Tora Alone ! - All of those whinging about the wind, Castlepoint is no better. But please keep going to Castlepoint and leave Tora for the more hardy souls.

By anonymous , 28-07-2004

windy but good - windy but if you can get it when its not and the south swells up its all good

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