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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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 Tuapeka Point

New Zealand, New Zealand SI, NE Coast

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 43° 43.62' S
Longitude: 176° 29.487' W

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Drive North towards Kaingaroa, before you hit Ocean Mail you cross the dunes.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive North towards Kaingaroa, before you hit Ocean Mail you cross the dunes.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive North towards Kaingaroa, before you hit Ocean Mail you cross the dunes.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive North towards Kaingaroa, before you hit Ocean Mail you cross the dunes.

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Ocean Mail

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerPowerful

Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, East, NorthEast

Good wind directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast

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

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

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- Rips / undertow
- Localism
- Sharks

 Additional Information

Bo! it's clear water, hollow and it's regular. The downside is that you will meet at least three guys on the island who are Whitey attack victims. The Chathams is the only place Great Whites are documented hunting in packs.

English (Translate this text in English): Bo! it's clear water, hollow and it's regular. The downside is that you will meet at least three guys on the island who are Whitey attack victims. The Chathams is the only place Great Whites are documented hunting in packs.

English (Translate this text in English): Bo! it's clear water, hollow and it's regular. The downside is that you will meet at least three guys on the island who are Whitey attack victims. The Chathams is the only place Great Whites are documented hunting in packs.

English (Translate this text in English): Bo! it's clear water, hollow and it's regular. The downside is that you will meet at least three guys on the island who are Whitey attack victims. The Chathams is the only place Great Whites are documented hunting in packs.

Atmosphere

If you wait around for half an hour and watch closely you might notice the 4m+ Whiteys in the bay.

English (Translate this text in English): If you wait around for half an hour and watch closely you might notice the 4m+ Whiteys in the bay.

English (Translate this text in English): If you wait around for half an hour and watch closely you might notice the 4m+ Whiteys in the bay.

English (Translate this text in English): If you wait around for half an hour and watch closely you might notice the 4m+ Whiteys in the bay.

General

Extremely remote, and raw!

English (Translate this text in English): Extremely remote, and raw!

English (Translate this text in English): Extremely remote, and raw!

English (Translate this text in English): Extremely remote, and raw!

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