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Orewa is a busy place in summer being only 1/2 hrs drive north
of Auckland. The small town has lots of shops, places to stay and
things to do; all along the road which runs parallel to the sandy
beach. The Waiwera Hot Pools are just 10 minutes drive north -
great after a hard day windsurfing. Whangaparoa is a residential
peninsula with many beaches on both sides.
Dial-a-forecast: 0900 999 90 / 0900
Info Centre: Downtown, Aotea Square,
Auckland. Ph 09 366 6888.
Local Shop: Closest in Auckland.
Access: 2km of sandy beach facing east with several
access points - plenty of parking, grass rigging areas and
Suits: Slalom, wavesailing. Beginners.......
Wind: NE, E. SE is a bit gusty. Summer
seabreeze = 12-15knts average.
Water: Chop - ocean swell. Big in NE
Watch: Swimmers in holiday season. Beach
Access: Mud / sand beaches with good parking and
rigging areas, toilets and BBQ areas.
Suits: Slalom, longboard. Beginners.....
Wind: Works best in SE, S, SW. 10 - 15knts
Water: Medium - large chop.
Watch: Harbour traffic. Reef which runs out
300m NNW from Frenchmans Cap Isl. at half to low tide.
Access: Sandy beach with good facilities, toilets,
Yacht Club, plenty of parking and grass for rigging etc.
Suits: Longboard. Beginners......
Wind: NE = onshore
Water: Short chop in onshore winds
Watch: Other beach users - busy in summer.
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