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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
Info Centre: Tarewa Park, 92 Otaika
Rd, Whangarei. PH 09 438 1079.
Local Shop: Closest is in Whangarei.
Access: 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
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.
Access: 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.
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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