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follow karioitahi beach road from Constable Rd,get out of your car and paddle out into the surf
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest, South
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
- Private beach
If you can surf here, you can surf anywhere
respect the ocean, he respects you.
very spiritual place
there are hundreds of sand banks thtat offer a different wave type
By PraiaKiwi , 07-03-2011
- Very much hit and miss, no real good banks so super messy. Have had a few good surfs out there but inconsistent breaks. Can park right in front of surf which is handy as very isolated.
By Anonymous , 25-10-2008
local - have had pits there people would dream about an long ripable banks, some of the longest beachies in nz on its day,likes smaller swells but with a good bank can hold solid 5,locals tend to regulate when its on.
By Roy , 21-09-2006
yeah not worth it. - i used to surf there all the time and it was ok. They fenced some dunes and its stolen all of the sand and now theres just big holes and no banks. Go to any of the auckland west coast beaches because they are way better. It does not work 150 days a year more like 5 if your lucky. Also car break ins and theft have been a big problem there recently
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