Continent
Oceania
Country
New Zealand
Next Big City
Whangarei, Auckland
Next Town
Mangawhai Heads
 
Type:
Lagoon
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Ships
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
High tide

Best on mid to high tide. A bit choppier on high tide but flat behind sand bar.

Beach

Type:
Grass, Sand
Size:
Depending on Tide
Hazards:
No information
Beach Users:
January, February, December

Can pump up on grass near the car park even at high tide. Car park does flood on king tides so be careful about where you park then. Tricky to self launch on grass directly by water as houses close by, but ok to launch from grass if you have someone to launch you. There is a bird sanctuary across the estuary so read the signs about this - don’t want kiting banned like in other places.

Weather

Spring:
Shorty, Normal
Summer:
Shorts, Shorty
Fall:
Shorty, Normal
Winter:
Normal, Thick

Wind

Best Months:
No information
Wind Type:
No information
Best Direction:
NE, ENE, E, ESE, SE
Main Direction:
No information

Can also kite this spot on N wind but gustier. Can kite on SW if go around the corner.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
No information

Parking at Lincoln St Reserve. Campgrounds nearby but really need a car to get to spot.

Extra information

Rules
Zones

Read signs about bird sanctuary which is the big sandbar across the estuary. Don’t land kites there.

Nightlife

Shops & restaurants on Wood St at Heads or at Village. Mangawhai Tavern has bands sometimes.

Continent
Oceania
Country
New Zealand
Next Big City
Whangarei, Auckland
Next Town
Mangawhai Heads
 
Type:
Lagoon
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Ships
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
High tide

Best on mid to high tide. A bit choppier on high tide but flat behind sand bar.

Beach

Type:
Grass, Sand
Size:
Depending on Tide
Hazards:
No information
Beach Users:
January, February, December

Can pump up on grass near the car park even at high tide. Car park does flood on king tides so be careful about where you park then. Tricky to self launch on grass directly by water as houses close by, but ok to launch from grass if you have someone to launch you. There is a bird sanctuary across the estuary so read the signs about this - don’t want kiting banned like in other places.

Weather

Spring:
Shorty, Normal
Summer:
Shorts, Shorty
Fall:
Shorty, Normal
Winter:
Normal, Thick

Wind

Best Months:
No information
Wind Type:
No information
Best Direction:
NE, ENE, E, ESE, SE
Main Direction:
No information

Can also kite this spot on N wind but gustier. Can kite on SW if go around the corner.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
No information

Parking at Lincoln St Reserve. Campgrounds nearby but really need a car to get to spot.

Extra information

Rules
Zones

Read signs about bird sanctuary which is the big sandbar across the estuary. Don’t land kites there.

Nightlife

Shops & restaurants on Wood St at Heads or at Village. Mangawhai Tavern has bands sometimes.