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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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New Zealand, New Zealand NI, West Coast Taranaki

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Drive 30min out of New Plymouth along surf highway
past Okato and take the right down Parao road

English (Translate this text in English): Drive 30min out of New Plymouth along surf highway<br />past Okato and take the right down Parao road

English (Translate this text in English): Drive 30min out of New Plymouth along surf highway&lt;br &#47;&gt;past Okato and take the right down Parao road

English (Translate this text in English): Drive 30min out of New Plymouth along surf highway&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;past Okato and take the right down Parao road

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (&lt; 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomBoulders

PowerOrdinary

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest

Good wind directionSouthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

after the take off the wave sometime goes flat so stay in the pocket because it will wall up again

English (Translate this text in English): after the take off the wave sometime goes flat so stay in the pocket because it will wall up again

English (Translate this text in English): after the take off the wave sometime goes flat so stay in the pocket because it will wall up again

English (Translate this text in English): after the take off the wave sometime goes flat so stay in the pocket because it will wall up again

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this was the fist coast spot i surfed and it is still one of the best around in Taranaki you can realy score this spot in the week.
on weekends go in the afternoon there is always less of a crowd sometimes nobody

English (Translate this text in English): this was the fist coast spot i surfed and it is still one of the best around in Taranaki you can realy score this spot in the week.<br />on weekends go in the afternoon there is always less of a crowd sometimes nobody

English (Translate this text in English): this was the fist coast spot i surfed and it is still one of the best around in Taranaki you can realy score this spot in the week.&lt;br &#47;&gt;on weekends go in the afternoon there is always less of a crowd sometimes nobody

English (Translate this text in English): this was the fist coast spot i surfed and it is still one of the best around in Taranaki you can realy score this spot in the week.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;on weekends go in the afternoon there is always less of a crowd sometimes nobody

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By melb , 27-12-2005

sik - the whole coast is sik ... as well as the locals ... absolutly amazing place ... grab a box of flame or waikato draught and chill .... anyone dat disses this place r wankas ... so stay away

By hydro bob , 12-12-2005

mickey the cat lives - wow,was surfing the right hander today and heard somebody behind me in the pit.turned and it was da cat on the nose-he's got ernies old caravan on the beach and is living off whitebait and seaweed.

By naki mafia , 12-12-2005

r u ralphing???? - come on ralph,you know as well as me that touro's will feel the wrath of the brotherhood.just ask edan and hes spose to be a "local".As for bill bailey-he used to surf once!!!graveys is an overated wave with a resonable take off and a fat fat fat wall to the inside-just like the patch.go to raglan for some real waves and less chance of being smashed by somebody straight outa once were warriors.

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