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First find raglan then just follow the road out to the points. As you come down the hill, you'll see the very obvious Manu Bay - with its paking lot usually full of surfers.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Raglan
Wave qualityWorld Class
PowerHollow, Powerful, Fun
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West
Good wind directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movement
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
The wave can be picked up in several places, but generaly you go up to the point and in off the rocks - fun when its big - timing is everything. The wave is a long regular left, which wraps around the point over rocks (small boulders), generaly it is more hollow at low tide. The wave is the final part of the Raglan Experience, with it very rarely connecting across from Whale Bay. Between the two is a headland and a very hard 'reef' section called 'the ledge' - The main take off zone is on the obvious point and you can surf forever on big days.
This is where they hold all of the competitions. In the weekend the carpark looks like a camping ground.
The most popular part of Raglan, offering a great 'performance' wave. As this is such a well known wave, you'll get crowds of sufers from the four corners of the globe here.
By Anonymous , 24-06-2010
Manu is finished - Unfortunately, the point has done its dash since the January cyclone. Have been there 4 times since, with the right conditions for it to be lining up but its sad that now it's sectioning multiple times, and not the perfect reeling setup it used to be. Even Indies is shutting down these days. Unfortunately I find myself heading Australia's west coast to get waves, much more consistent.
By Anonymous , 04-03-2010
- Surfed at Raglan for a couple of weeks in 1988. It was incredible. Great memories.
By Rike , 26-02-2010
- really nice. was there in 2005. love raglan and the beach. now i´m back in germany and miss surfing so much. hope i can go to australia next year :)
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