Tora

Martinborough, Wairarapa, New Zealand

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Tora:

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

Activities done here

Windsurfing - Waves
Mountain Biking - All Mountain, Cross Country
Surfing - long board
bodyboarding - prone

General Information

How do I get there?
Following SH2 Head over the Rimutaka to Featherston, then to Martinborough where you head south towards Lake Ferry. About 1 km after leaving Martinborough, you take a left, and its signposted from there right to the beach. Martinborough to beach is about 30 minutes of driving. Once you get to the beach, turn right, and follow road for about 1 km through the scattered beach batches. There is a round toilet hut near the beach, launch to the right of this little hut and river mouth.

What should I look out for?
Watch out for the sometimes mean shorebreak and especially the rocks just below the surface on the inside and at the launching spot. Avoid straying into the incredibly heavy Bombora on the northern side of the bay.

Who does it suit?
Intermediate to expert

 

edited by chris 14.01.10


Windsurfing

Probably the most consistent and full on wave sailing spot in the Wairarapa. This right hand breaking reef break is pretty much gauranteed to be working in a good southwester. The southwester is cross to cross-offshore and unlike most cross shore locations you can usually plane off the rocks, which is just as well as the launching area closes out regularly in large swells. Picks up any kind of swell, but an E to SE swell seems to wrap in best.

The break has two parts: the outer reef and the inner reef. The reefs break seperately on small swells and connect on large swells. Waves breaking on the outer reef get massive and the sailable wave easily gets over mast high and can handle much bigger. The bigger the swell, the further out the waves break and the better it gets. It is possible when the two reefs connect to get over 500 metre long rides. In small swells waves will break closer to the beach where you will find occasional rocks popping out whilst going down the line.

What are the best Windsurfing conditions?
Southerlies, best in a SW

edited by chris 14.01.10

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