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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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 Waiwakaiho River Mouth Reef, Waisys

New Zealand, New Zealand NI, West Coast Taranaki

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North of New Plymouth on the West Coast of the
North Island of New Zealand. Past the Beach
Town of Fitzroy to the Waiwakakaiho river mouth
(melting snow from Mt. Egmont).

English (Translate this text in English): North of New Plymouth on the West Coast of the<br />North Island of New Zealand. Past the Beach<br />Town of Fitzroy to the Waiwakakaiho river mouth<br />(melting snow from Mt. Egmont).

English (Translate this text in English): North of New Plymouth on the West Coast of the&lt;br &#47;&gt;North Island of New Zealand. Past the Beach&lt;br &#47;&gt;Town of Fitzroy to the Waiwakakaiho river mouth&lt;br &#47;&gt;(melting snow from Mt. Egmont).

English (Translate this text in English): North of New Plymouth on the West Coast of the&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;North Island of New Zealand. Past the Beach&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Town of Fitzroy to the Waiwakakaiho river mouth&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;(melting snow from Mt. Egmont).

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name spot X

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityTotally Epic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomFlat rocks

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (&lt; 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over

Best tide positionHigh tide only

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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 Additional Information

Cross the snow melt creek ... very cold ...cross
the slimy cobblestones and paddle a long way out! There are three peaks and it can jump from 6 foot
to 20 foot in minuets ... you don't want to be caught inside!

English (Translate this text in English): Cross the snow melt creek ... very cold ...cross<br />the slimy cobblestones and paddle a long way out! There are three peaks and it can jump from 6 foot<br />to 20 foot in minuets ... you don't want to be caught inside!

English (Translate this text in English): Cross the snow melt creek ... very cold ...cross&lt;br &#47;&gt;the slimy cobblestones and paddle a long way out! There are three peaks and it can jump from 6 foot&lt;br &#47;&gt;to 20 foot in minuets ... you don't want to be caught inside!

English (Translate this text in English): Cross the snow melt creek ... very cold ...cross&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;the slimy cobblestones and paddle a long way out! There are three peaks and it can jump from 6 foot&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;to 20 foot in minuets ... you don't want to be caught inside!

Atmosphere

Located on the West Coast of the North Island of
New Zealand by New Plymouth lies the Waiwakaiho
river mouth reef. Melting snow from an extinct volcano cone (Mt. Taranaki) feeds a stream that runs over cobblestones into the sea. The whole
area is the remains of a volcanic nightmare
forming reefs and underwater canoyns and sometimes a cold water version of Sunset Beach Hawaii without the crowds, rip or scare factor!
You take off on a huge peak into a giant bowl
and on to nice inside wall! Works from waist
to doublehead with an outside Cloud Break!

English (Translate this text in English): Located on the West Coast of the North Island of<br />New Zealand by New Plymouth lies the Waiwakaiho<br />river mouth reef. Melting snow from an extinct volcano cone (Mt. Taranaki) feeds a stream that runs over cobblestones into the sea. The whole<br />area is the remains of a volcanic nightmare<br />forming reefs and underwater canoyns and sometimes a cold water version of Sunset Beach Hawaii without the crowds, rip or scare factor!<br />You take off on a huge peak into a giant bowl<br />and on to nice inside wall! Works from waist<br />to doublehead with an outside Cloud Break!

English (Translate this text in English): Located on the West Coast of the North Island of&lt;br &#47;&gt;New Zealand by New Plymouth lies the Waiwakaiho&lt;br &#47;&gt;river mouth reef. Melting snow from an extinct volcano cone (Mt. Taranaki) feeds a stream that runs over cobblestones into the sea. The whole&lt;br &#47;&gt;area is the remains of a volcanic nightmare&lt;br &#47;&gt;forming reefs and underwater canoyns and sometimes a cold water version of Sunset Beach Hawaii without the crowds, rip or scare factor!&lt;br &#47;&gt;You take off on a huge peak into a giant bowl&lt;br &#47;&gt;and on to nice inside wall! Works from waist&lt;br &#47;&gt;to doublehead with an outside Cloud Break!

English (Translate this text in English): Located on the West Coast of the North Island of&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;New Zealand by New Plymouth lies the Waiwakaiho&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;river mouth reef. Melting snow from an extinct volcano cone (Mt. Taranaki) feeds a stream that runs over cobblestones into the sea. The whole&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;area is the remains of a volcanic nightmare&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;forming reefs and underwater canoyns and sometimes a cold water version of Sunset Beach Hawaii without the crowds, rip or scare factor!&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;You take off on a huge peak into a giant bowl&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;and on to nice inside wall! Works from waist&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;to doublehead with an outside Cloud Break!

General

Rates in the top 5 spots in the world!

English (Translate this text in English): Rates in the top 5 spots in the world!

English (Translate this text in English): Rates in the top 5 spots in the world!

English (Translate this text in English): Rates in the top 5 spots in the world!

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Waiwakaiho River Mouth Reef, Waisys
De DrC123
Nov 16, 2007
Death wish - Check out this New Zealand outer reef:   http://www.surf.co.nz/surftv/index.asp?newsletterId=5712
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Waiwakaiho River Mouth Reef, Waisys
De DrC123
Jan 13, 2007
Spot X - Fitzroy Beach is located just a couple of miles north of New Plymouth and is also home to the New Plymouth Surfriders Club.  A little further north lies the Waiwakaiho River Mouth, Waiseys or Spot X, so called by Tony Florence.  A classic
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Viagem: The Endless Summer 63-73
De DrC123
Do Nov 15, 1963 ao Jun 7, 2007
The Swinging Sixties:  "It was the best of times it was the worst of times it was the 60's!" From the crack of a 6.5 millimeter Carcarmo on November 22nd 1963 to July 20th 1969 and the roar of  the mighty Saturn 5'
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By Anonymous , 01-05-2008

Caught on the inside shot - It's Mav's all day long. Size, hooded suits, and the way its focusing on the bowl... Mavs no question.

By anonymous , 30-03-2007

that pic aint rite - dat caught on the inside pic is definetly not waisys ive been local at dis break for 20 years and see it from my house every day. firstly waisys can get big but not that big ,looks more like mavericks. and secondly u woudnt see dat many people surfin on guns at waisys. and watch out for olk man jenkins out there on his 15ft 1 fin beast hes a feirce old local , some say hes surfd tha spot for 65 years others say for ever!

By hhhhhh , 21-03-2007

caught inside? - ha ha, i love that 'caught inside at waiwakaiho' photo one - in your dreams!

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