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User rating (3)
just be for you reach the waitotara beach turn left at a gravel road follow till the start of third padock turn right and head towards beach .
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Alternative name waitotara
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good day lengthExceptional (>500m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South
Good wind directionNorth, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
go hard !!!!
big waves on a good day and some of the longest waves iv seen
By Anonymous , 12-02-2010
Fences - ha ha makes me laugh reading some of the feedback here. Fences rocks big time..one of the best rights, it's a break you have to know what swell direction it needs..people think it'll only work when the coasts huge or when wanganui is maxing...ha ha not true, yea the bigger the coast is the more swell hits the point, but that's the case anywhere aye...nah it,s knowing the conditions for it, I've scored it 3 ft and wanganui was only 2.5 to 3 ft...the best surf there is the dawn mission as the wind changes the place quickly...when it,s solid there ain't no cutbacks going down..it's full on frieght train material and can go til ya legs start giving way...no shit, local knowledge has kept it uncrowded search on coz when ya work it out you'll no when to hit the place...the place can look like j bay and barrel just the same...rock on fences...
By anonymous , 02-03-2006
fences - just scored at 3 foot, very clean, pealing for 300 meters, oponaki had been tripple over head and light offshore, went the soft option but hadn't scored a wave as long in my 20 years of surfing!Watch your car though, it can be rugged if we know your from out of town!!!.Enjoy!
By anonymous , 09-01-2006
Yeah you gotta rate Fences - I always check it out when driving to Taras. Hardly ever breaks but when it does its great. We really kooked it up one day when it was looking really nice but we got greedy and decided to check Opunaki. Yep two hours later the SW wind came in and blew the coast to shreds. Missed it. Talked to an old guy who surfed it in the 70s and he said on a huge swell you can get from Waitotara right through to the inside. Not sure about that but when its on it is definatly a great wave. Plus cause its so hard to get, theres nothing like telling all ya mates ya scored - "FENCES! yeah man , rides all the way from Waitotara to the inside, you losers should have been there!"
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