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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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 Raglan - Manu Bay

New Zealand, New Zealand NI, West Coast Auckland

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 37° 49.279' S
Longitude: 174° 48.867' E

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 Access

First find raglan then just follow the road out to the points. As you come down the hill, you'll see the very obvious Manu Bay - with its paking lot usually full of surfers.

English (Translate this text in English): First find raglan then just follow the road out to the points. As you come down the hill, you'll see the very obvious Manu Bay - with its paking lot usually full of surfers.

English (Translate this text in English): First find raglan then just follow the road out to the points. As you come down the hill, you'll see the very obvious Manu Bay - with its paking lot usually full of surfers.

English (Translate this text in English): First find raglan then just follow the road out to the points. As you come down the hill, you'll see the very obvious Manu Bay - with its paking lot usually full of surfers.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Raglan

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionLeft

BottomBoulders

PowerHollow, Powerful, Fun

Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West

Good wind directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movement

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

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Dangers

- Rocks
- Localism

 Additional Information

The wave can be picked up in several places, but generaly you go up to the point and in off the rocks - fun when its big - timing is everything. The wave is a long regular left, which wraps around the point over rocks (small boulders), generaly it is more hollow at low tide. The wave is the final part of the Raglan Experience, with it very rarely connecting across from Whale Bay. Between the two is a headland and a very hard 'reef' section called 'the ledge' - The main take off zone is on the obvious point and you can surf forever on big days.

English (Translate this text in English): The wave can be picked up in several places, but generaly you go up to the point and in off the rocks - fun when its big - timing is everything. The wave is a long regular left, which wraps around the point over rocks (small boulders), generaly it is more hollow at low tide. The wave is the final part of the Raglan Experience, with it very rarely connecting across from Whale Bay. Between the two is a headland and a very hard 'reef' section called 'the ledge' - The main take off zone is on the obvious point and you can surf forever on big days.

English (Translate this text in English): The wave can be picked up in several places, but generaly you go up to the point and in off the rocks - fun when its big - timing is everything. The wave is a long regular left, which wraps around the point over rocks (small boulders), generaly it is more hollow at low tide. The wave is the final part of the Raglan Experience, with it very rarely connecting across from Whale Bay. Between the two is a headland and a very hard 'reef' section called 'the ledge' - The main take off zone is on the obvious point and you can surf forever on big days.

English (Translate this text in English): The wave can be picked up in several places, but generaly you go up to the point and in off the rocks - fun when its big - timing is everything. The wave is a long regular left, which wraps around the point over rocks (small boulders), generaly it is more hollow at low tide. The wave is the final part of the Raglan Experience, with it very rarely connecting across from Whale Bay. Between the two is a headland and a very hard 'reef' section called 'the ledge' - The main take off zone is on the obvious point and you can surf forever on big days.

Atmosphere

This is where they hold all of the competitions. In the weekend the carpark looks like a camping ground.

English (Translate this text in English): This is where they hold all of the competitions. In the weekend the carpark looks like a camping ground.

English (Translate this text in English): This is where they hold all of the competitions. In the weekend the carpark looks like a camping ground.

English (Translate this text in English): This is where they hold all of the competitions. In the weekend the carpark looks like a camping ground.

General

The most popular part of Raglan, offering a great 'performance' wave. As this is such a well known wave, you'll get crowds of sufers from the four corners of the globe here.

English (Translate this text in English): The most popular part of Raglan, offering a great 'performance' wave. As this is such a well known wave, you'll get crowds of sufers from the four corners of the globe here.

English (Translate this text in English): The most popular part of Raglan, offering a great 'performance' wave. As this is such a well known wave, you'll get crowds of sufers from the four corners of the globe here.

English (Translate this text in English): The most popular part of Raglan, offering a great 'performance' wave. As this is such a well known wave, you'll get crowds of sufers from the four corners of the globe here.

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By Anonymous , 24-06-2010

Manu is finished - Unfortunately, the point has done its dash since the January cyclone. Have been there 4 times since, with the right conditions for it to be lining up but its sad that now it's sectioning multiple times, and not the perfect reeling setup it used to be. Even Indies is shutting down these days. Unfortunately I find myself heading Australia's west coast to get waves, much more consistent.

By Anonymous , 04-03-2010

- Surfed at Raglan for a couple of weeks in 1988. It was incredible. Great memories.

By Rike , 26-02-2010

- really nice. was there in 2005. love raglan and the beach. now i´m back in germany and miss surfing so much. hope i can go to australia next year :)

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