Whatarangi

Whatarangi, New Zealand

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Whatarangi:

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Information about Whatarangi, what's done there and who does it

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Activities done here

Stand Up Paddle Boarding - Surfing
Windsurfing - Waves,
Surfing - short board, long board
Kite Surfing - waves
Sports Photography - Just Cruising

General Information

How do I get there.
From Martinborough, turn south, and keep going towards Lake ferry. A short while after Pirinoa, turn left towards Cape Palliser, you will finally get to Whatarangi village. Spot is on your right, you will not miss it. There is a little 4 WD track 50 meters long. That is where you park and launch.

edited by chris 15.01.10


Surfing

There are a number of breaks around Whatarangi.

Whata Point obvisiously at the point, and the Whata Reef (Bombie).

The point holds 2-4m swell, it has a fast pitching first section, get too deep and it eats you, it then walls up for about 100m and have multple reforms. On big days it joins up with the Reef.

The REEF  can hold 5/6 meter swell which can be pretty frightening at that size. That said if you have the balls it can be bloody great fun.

On the Point towards the bay was a shearing shed that now has been washed away, so has much of the point, which is creating and better wave. Yee ha.

Further down the road is another break immediately opposite Sids farm gate. His farm is called Whatarangi a 2/3 section, very fast trimming wally wave.

The Pikari bar is a small stream spot down the road from Whatarangi has some classic waves but you have to be there to pick it right. 

 

 

edited by chris 16.04.10

Windsurfing

Whats it like.
Pointbreak lefthander, better at lowish tide. Porttack wavesailing. The wave sometimes runs a long way through to the Bombora further out. Wave can be 200 meters long in good conditions.

Who does it suit.
In moderate days very suitable for beginner to intermediate wavesailors.

What are the best conditions.
Wind needs to be S to SE, anything SW will make this cross onshore and not much fun. Can also be sailed in a northerly, but there needs to be a good southswell coming in, else it will be blown flat.  Waveface is quite smooth in southerlies, but choppy in northerlies

What should I look out for.
A couple of rocks below water at launching point, but not too hardcore.

[source: wwa.org.nz]

edited by chris 15.01.10

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