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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Papatowai

New Zealand, New Zealand SI, Far South

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Latitude: 46° 34.685' S
Longitude: 169° 28.402' E

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Between Papatowai and Tautuku on the Southern Scenic Route

English (Translate this text in English): Between Papatowai and Tautuku on the Southern Scenic Route

English (Translate this text in English): Between Papatowai and Tautuku on the Southern Scenic Route

English (Translate this text in English): Between Papatowai and Tautuku on the Southern Scenic Route

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Alternative name Skeleton Point

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This wave is definitely a hard-core tow-in wave, although several locals paddle into it. Papas breaks with size several times a year but usually also has gale-force cross shore winds. The session in the photos is thought to be the biggest waves ever ridden in New Zealand with RCJ and Tony Ray comparing it to a Mavericks.

English (Translate this text in English): This wave is definitely a hard-core tow-in wave, although several locals paddle into it. Papas breaks with size several times a year but usually also has gale-force cross shore winds. The session in the photos is thought to be the biggest waves ever ridden in New Zealand with RCJ and Tony Ray comparing it to a Mavericks.

English (Translate this text in English): This wave is definitely a hard-core tow-in wave, although several locals paddle into it. Papas breaks with size several times a year but usually also has gale-force cross shore winds. The session in the photos is thought to be the biggest waves ever ridden in New Zealand with RCJ and Tony Ray comparing it to a Mavericks.

English (Translate this text in English): This wave is definitely a hard-core tow-in wave, although several locals paddle into it. Papas breaks with size several times a year but usually also has gale-force cross shore winds. The session in the photos is thought to be the biggest waves ever ridden in New Zealand with RCJ and Tony Ray comparing it to a Mavericks.

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Chronic.

English (Translate this text in English): Chronic.

English (Translate this text in English): Chronic.

English (Translate this text in English): Chronic.

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By sam , 02-02-2009

Brad - hey man i go down there heaps wev got a hell crew and always meet up with the dunnos tow crews, tow or paddle ur call. email me if ur serious asbout ut, cheer

By Anonymous , 27-10-2008

Guy below this - Hey dude leave ya email, ill get in contact.I live in North island. Im keen as to hit it next easter winter, wenever the forecasts looking spot on. Cheers
Brad

By Anonymous , 21-07-2008

papas - I want to surf this wave. serious, any1 have any connections? im in aust tasmania perhaps could do some wave trading (stern)? please just serious responses.

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