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Boat ride throught the harbour mouth then anchor out 100 feet past the break. Or go by car to the north of the parking. Pay to park.
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Private access
Special accessDon't know
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionEast, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
- Private beach
Long consistent sandbar peaks. With a North swell: right waves. With a South swell: left waves.
By Anonymous , 06-02-2009
Zimbo - I remember when they built the North Jetty. I remember you could here the rocks hit when the crane dropped them while you were surfing the pier. Harbor was crystal clear, we used to snorkel in it. Sad to hear bout the pollution now.
By The Chief of Marine Safety , 29-06-2007
N Zed '76 - I haven't seen that many great whites since prawn trawling the south end of the Great Barrier reef in OZ in the early eighties. And since the Boulevard has shut down due to lack of sand there are at least twice as many snake sightings . . . especially that guy on the yellow DT egg, the one locals call "the Snake Charmer."
By Carlos Castaneda Art of Dreaming/Surfing , 21-06-2007
sharks yes...... - 3 weeks ago there were dead seal carcasses litering the beach. I saw one of them get pitched in the air by what appeared to be a shark about 20 feet away from the North Jetty. Spot has become heavily localized by takayama longboard crew. Beware......
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