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Latitude: 41° 30.434' S
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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...
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
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
Week-end crowdFew surfers
take booties + food
respect the locals (all 4 or 5 of them)
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
some of the best waves I've ever had - well worth the long drive
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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