Continent
Oceania
Country
New Zealand
Next Big City
New Plymouth
Next Town
Oakura
 
Type:
Ocean, River Mouth
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Chop, Medium wave
Hazards:
Animals, Rocks, Stones
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Low tide, Falling tide

The place has a fantastic setting! When clear, it has a great view of the mountain. There are waves and short flats between the waves depending on the tide and the sand bar some 50 m out! Close to car park with grass area. It is a river mouth (small river at the time I checked it).

Beach

Type:
Pebbles, Rocks
Size:
Tidal
Hazards:
Rocks, Stones, Bystanders, Other
Beach Users:
No information

It is near the cliffs. I was told that when the tide is high, the cliffs can cause the wind to go "funny".

Weather

Spring:
Normal
Summer:
Shorty
Fall:
Normal
Winter:
Normal

A wetsuit is always needed.

Wind

Best Months:
No information
Wind Type:
No information
Best Direction:
S, SSW, SW
Main Direction:
No information

I have not had my eye on this spot long enough to complete this section accurately. There seems to be wind mostly year around. It seems to be the preferred beach when the winds are anything towards S-SSW-SW.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

ust west of New Plymouth. Use the car park down near the beach rather than the one on top the cliffs.

Extra information

Rules
Other

Common sense. However this are is a Marine Reserve! More info on: www.doc.govt.nz (NZ Department of Conservation)

Nightlife

Nearest is in New Plymouth. Typical small town night life; plenty of restaurants to choose from; few busy bars.