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Latitude: 38° 40.674' S
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Just up the road from Wainui, turn right at the store/gas station, where you see some pine trees on a little hill.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast, East, NorthEast
Good wind directionNorthWest, West
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide position
Best tide movement
Week crowdFew surfers
I'm not a local, but I thought I would put up a couple of pics from an end of week mission myself and a couple of friends did.
Apologies for the quality, they are from a video camera, and it was getting dark.
We chased a big south swell, but it was flat and onshore the next morning. It seems the winter season has been exceptional this year - 2002.
Everytime I've been to Gisborne it has a had nice clean waves. Like alot of NZ surf areas, it's a little out of the way from the larger cities, but life is great once you are there.
A nice hollow wave when I have seen it, the flat rocks underneath help make for consistent peaks.
By Dudley Slater , 01-03-2006
Pines is Sick - This place rules, I lived in Okitu for 6 months about 5 years ago and basically had a surf every day, It would crank all the time. Crowds did not seem to be a problem back then especially when it was big and locals were sweet once you talked to them. There was a hot left off the rock outcrop which threw out some fat barrels. Golden sand sunshine and beutiful girls hot surf, couldnt ask for a better place to be......I cant wait to go back sometime.
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