Rarotonga / Muri Beach

Continent
Oceania
Country
Cook Islands
Next Big City
Rarotonga, Avarua
Next Town
Muri
 
Type:
Ocean, Lagoon
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Toilet, Food

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Reefs, Corals
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
No information

Clear, warm tropical lagoon. Only 200m x 200m wide really. Flat water that can get a little rough if the ocean swell makes it over the reef. Not very deep and can stand up in most places. Watch out for coral. If the wind is cross-onshore you can continue to kite around the reef for about 1/3 of the island (going South).

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Trees, Concrete
Beach Users:
None

Tricky launch, very thin beach, 2-5 m in some places. Nice white sand. Need to stand in water for the safest launch. Coconut palms and buildings right up to waters edge. Not for a beginner.

Wind

Best Months:
July, August, September
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal, Trade
Best Direction:
E, ESE, SE
Main Direction:
E, ESE, SE

Trade winds seem to be from July to September. Otherwise it gets sea breezes and occasional storms. I don't think it would be very reliable outside trade winds season.



How to get there

Transport
Car, Bus, Boat
Access
Short walk

This island is essentially round with only one road so you can't really miss it. Just get on a car/bus and drive straight ahead and eventually you will get there. Island is only 32 km around. Muri is on the East coast.

Extra information

Rules
None

Nightlife

No information