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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Latitude: 46° 34.685' S
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Between Papatowai and Tautuku on the Southern Scenic Route
Easy to find?
Alternative name Skeleton Point
Good day length
Good swell direction,
Good wind direction, ,
Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to
Best tide position
Best tide movement
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.
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
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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