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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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 Ruapuke

New Zealand, New Zealand NI, West Coast Auckland

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
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Latitude: 37° 56.357' S
Longitude: 174° 46.784' E

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Drive out along the coast from Raglan along the gravel road, 20 mins. Watch out for cliffs. Nice views. Or drive out toward Bridal Veil falls from Hamilton. That will take you 50 mins from Hamilton.

Dont drive fast on the gravel road, or you will eat it.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive out along the coast from Raglan along the gravel road, 20 mins. Watch out for cliffs. Nice views. Or drive out toward Bridal Veil falls from Hamilton. That will take you 50 mins from Hamilton.<br /><br />Dont drive fast on the gravel road, or you will eat it.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive out along the coast from Raglan along the gravel road, 20 mins. Watch out for cliffs. Nice views. Or drive out toward Bridal Veil falls from Hamilton. That will take you 50 mins from Hamilton.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Dont drive fast on the gravel road, or you will eat it.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive out along the coast from Raglan along the gravel road, 20 mins. Watch out for cliffs. Nice views. Or drive out toward Bridal Veil falls from Hamilton. That will take you 50 mins from Hamilton.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Dont drive fast on the gravel road, or you will eat it.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (&lt; 5min)

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun, Powerless, Ledgey

Normal lengthShort (&lt; 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

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

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

A typical west coast beach in New Zealand that is more often than not, too big and out of control to surf. Its a beach break so the banks shift around with the rips etc. Pick your bank, you can see them all from the car park which is about 1 meter from the sand. Very exposed to swells.

English (Translate this text in English): A typical west coast beach in New Zealand that is more often than not, too big and out of control to surf. Its a beach break so the banks shift around with the rips etc. Pick your bank, you can see them all from the car park which is about 1 meter from the sand. Very exposed to swells.

English (Translate this text in English): A typical west coast beach in New Zealand that is more often than not, too big and out of control to surf. Its a beach break so the banks shift around with the rips etc. Pick your bank, you can see them all from the car park which is about 1 meter from the sand. Very exposed to swells.

English (Translate this text in English): A typical west coast beach in New Zealand that is more often than not, too big and out of control to surf. Its a beach break so the banks shift around with the rips etc. Pick your bank, you can see them all from the car park which is about 1 meter from the sand. Very exposed to swells.

Atmosphere

Ruapuke is a nice wave when its on. It packs some serious power. Go here when Raglan is flat or 1 foot and Ruapuke will be 3 -4 feet. Best winds are from the easterly quarter. Quality depends on the banks, which can be world class or utter shite. Generally there is something to ride. Watch for the seabreeze in summer. Best swell is a southwest north west combo for wedge tube fun. Generally the beach has about 4-5 main banks that always are in the same general area.

English (Translate this text in English): Ruapuke is a nice wave when its on. It packs some serious power. Go here when Raglan is flat or 1 foot and Ruapuke will be 3 -4 feet. Best winds are from the easterly quarter. Quality depends on the banks, which can be world class or utter shite. Generally there is something to ride. Watch for the seabreeze in summer. Best swell is a southwest north west combo for wedge tube fun. Generally the beach has about 4-5 main banks that always are in the same general area.

English (Translate this text in English): Ruapuke is a nice wave when its on. It packs some serious power. Go here when Raglan is flat or 1 foot and Ruapuke will be 3 -4 feet. Best winds are from the easterly quarter. Quality depends on the banks, which can be world class or utter shite. Generally there is something to ride. Watch for the seabreeze in summer. Best swell is a southwest north west combo for wedge tube fun. Generally the beach has about 4-5 main banks that always are in the same general area.

English (Translate this text in English): Ruapuke is a nice wave when its on. It packs some serious power. Go here when Raglan is flat or 1 foot and Ruapuke will be 3 -4 feet. Best winds are from the easterly quarter. Quality depends on the banks, which can be world class or utter shite. Generally there is something to ride. Watch for the seabreeze in summer. Best swell is a southwest north west combo for wedge tube fun. Generally the beach has about 4-5 main banks that always are in the same general area.

General

Nice, relaxing. Hardly ever crowded. Annoying motorbike riders ruin the tranquilty of the spot. Good spot for Hamiltons weekend surfers to give their Subaru legacies and Mitsubishi Libreos a run. Odd fisherman in the summer,but mostly they leap to their deaths off the rocks at the northern end of the beach and are not a hassle. Good place for wave starved east cost surfers to come and get some real waves.

English (Translate this text in English): Nice, relaxing. Hardly ever crowded. Annoying motorbike riders ruin the tranquilty of the spot. Good spot for Hamiltons weekend surfers to give their Subaru legacies and Mitsubishi Libreos a run. Odd fisherman in the summer,but mostly they leap to their deaths off the rocks at the northern end of the beach and are not a hassle. Good place for wave starved east cost surfers to come and get some real waves.

English (Translate this text in English): Nice, relaxing. Hardly ever crowded. Annoying motorbike riders ruin the tranquilty of the spot. Good spot for Hamiltons weekend surfers to give their Subaru legacies and Mitsubishi Libreos a run. Odd fisherman in the summer,but mostly they leap to their deaths off the rocks at the northern end of the beach and are not a hassle. Good place for wave starved east cost surfers to come and get some real waves.

English (Translate this text in English): Nice, relaxing. Hardly ever crowded. Annoying motorbike riders ruin the tranquilty of the spot. Good spot for Hamiltons weekend surfers to give their Subaru legacies and Mitsubishi Libreos a run. Odd fisherman in the summer,but mostly they leap to their deaths off the rocks at the northern end of the beach and are not a hassle. Good place for wave starved east cost surfers to come and get some real waves.

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By anonymous , 17-11-2005

Bald head DICK! - Whaanga Rd is pronounced Faar-nga you big CAKE!

By h-townarserapper.com , 02-03-2004

Represent! - looking good dale. get ur arse there again and get some more, and take us wif u!

By anonymous , 24-06-2003

Typo - The road is called Whaanga (pronounced Fong-a).

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