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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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 Back Beach

New Zealand, New Zealand NI, West Coast Taranaki

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Just behind Paritutu rock at the port-end of New Plymouth. Easy to find

English (Translate this text in English): Just behind Paritutu rock at the port-end of New Plymouth. Easy to find

English (Translate this text in English): Just behind Paritutu rock at the port-end of New Plymouth. Easy to find

English (Translate this text in English): Just behind Paritutu rock at the port-end of New Plymouth. Easy to find

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerPowerful

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest, SouthWest

Good wind directionSouth, SouthEast, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

This is a long "Back" beach which gets the full brunt of the predominant SW swell. Always has a wave and a good indicator for whats happening further south down the coast.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a long "Back" beach which gets the full brunt of the predominant SW swell. Always has a wave and a good indicator for whats happening further south down the coast.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a long "Back" beach which gets the full brunt of the predominant SW swell. Always has a wave and a good indicator for whats happening further south down the coast.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a long "Back" beach which gets the full brunt of the predominant SW swell. Always has a wave and a good indicator for whats happening further south down the coast.

Atmosphere

I've had loads of great waves here... good summer break

English (Translate this text in English): I've had loads of great waves here... good summer break

English (Translate this text in English): I've had loads of great waves here... good summer break

English (Translate this text in English): I've had loads of great waves here... good summer break

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By anonymous , 21-03-2006

fun fun fun - back beech nrth has a fun shoriie on a small swell

By anonymous , 16-06-2004

BACKS - back beach is awesome! but watch out for those rocks

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