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Whangaruru Harbour/Upper East Coast

North of Whangarei along the east coast there are many bays, most of which are as yet unchartered by windsurfers. Most of the roads in the area are gravel, and there are few towns. Tutukaka is a beautiful place to visit and provides good long- boarding conditions for all levels. At Whangaruru there is a campground right at the end of the peninsula.

Dial-a-forecast: 0900 999 05 / 0900 499 02
Info Centre: Tarewa Park, 92 Otaika Rd, Whangarei. PH 09 438 1079.
Local Shop: Closest is in Whangarei.


SlalomRace boardLearnerRigging
1 hour drive north of Whangarei, take the turn off and follow the gravel road for 6km. Good parking and rigging areas. You can go cruising right up the harbour on a longboard.
Suits: Slalom, longboard. Beginners........
Wind: W,SW funnels up the harbour. Other directions are Ok but gusty.
Water: Flat, and quite shallow.
Watch: The dolphins come in occasionally.


Wave sailingChop jumpingSlalom
100 metres on the other side of the peninsula is the ocean facing beach. If conditions are no good on the other side, they will be good on this side.
Suits: Slalom, wavesailing. Intermediate......
Wind: Easterly directions are onshore.
Water: Good ocean swell and chop for jumping, best out on the reefs.
Watch: Rugged beach break.

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