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Go to the boardwalk in the middle of town, look north across the bay and it breaks off the headland at East End.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Bogs
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest
Good wind directionSouth, SouthEast, East
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
This is a great A-frame peak which starts breaking on a bombora reef. The right is a nice bowl that breaks in towards the city. The left starts with a nice wall that peals in to the East End point (inside bogworks). In a big swell the left can connect from the bombora to the point.
Nice wave and still not crowded even though it's right in the city.
By Anonymous , 27-03-2008
Be careful out there - Experts only. Only breaks properly when its over 8 foot faces. Gets a whole lot bigger. Tricky and sometimes very dangerous entryexit on sharp rocks and boulders. About a 15 to 20 minute paddle at a minimum. Lots of current that pulls you into the pit a la Haleiwa. Be prepared to get caught inside. Heaps of power. Shallow on the inside section. Slammed on the bottom a coupla times Closest break to the center of town but a long way from help. Have seen Orca there twice when it was breaking. Recently on a big day I saw a craypot heading North in the lineup. Thought the current was really strong. Later that morning a mate started pulling the craypot up out the back at YZ's and found a six foot mako on the other end!
By anonymous , 26-12-2005
u r blind - i live jst down the road from this break and its pretty much pumping most of the time. those photos are real so u must be blind !!
By stop the exageration , 12-12-2005
trippers - this spot never breaks like those photos-massive swells on the highest of tides only.As for breaking to east end,thats a very long wave as its about five K's away!!!Didn't realise we had chicima here in taranaki-trippers
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