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Take the road from Whangarei towards Whangarei Heads ,you´ll end up at the end of the road which is Ocean Beach.
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
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ordinary, Fun
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Good wind directionWest, SouthWest, South, SouthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
As with most north east spots, Ocean beach tends to be most consistent during summer months (Dec -Apr) when pacific tropical lows send swell south thats hits the NE facing coast.
Sand banks are inconsistent and can range from terrible to world class depending on rainfall etc. Low to mid tide tends to produce the best waves with south to west winds being offshore.
Free camping in the 2 carparks provided, bring your own food water and grog etc. As good as it gets scenery, water quality and locals.
Despite the crowds it´s got a really nice atmosphere if you respect the locals they´ll treat you good and let you have a share of the waves. The spot picks up the smallest swell so it´s a good option if nothing else works.
The waves doesn´t get any better, the water is so clear that you can see to the bottom. Deffinetly worth a try. The scenery is awesome with mountains dropping straight into the ocean around you.
By Anonymous , 17-06-2008
New to town - Hi, Just moved here from gissy, Living cloesest to Ocean beach. are there any good board riders clubs (longboard or shortboard)in the area. see you in the water, cheers.
By Anonymous , 23-10-2006
"traveller" - traveller, your name claims what you are. dont roll into a place surf it for a week and think you know the mechanics of it.sandys is epic.maybe if you lived here you'd know that....
By Anonymous , 15-06-2006
you sound like a pome - sure oceans is great but there isn't anything wrong with sandys! in fact it goes off! I lived there for several years and have had some of my best waves there. go easy tourist
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