Manukau bar

(AKA Onehunga bar) onehunga, New Zealand

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Spots nearby(ish) Whatipu . Fosters . Manukau Heads . Piha . Jenkins Bay .

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Manukau Downwind Cornwallis 2 Blockhouse bay

Manukau bar, onehunga
Stand Up Paddle Boarding: Long distance
2 pm - 5 pm Sunday. December 20. 2015
my rating 4 star rating
Wind Direction: SW Wind Strength: strong breeze Swell Direction: SW Swell Size: knee Tide: High - Rising.

I hope this summer has heaps more of these epic downwind conditions out at Manukau. Mean downwind yesterday with the french bay sup crew. The 14km Cornwallis to blockhouse bay run is very hard to beat with great wind and the incoming tide. We were flying on the bumps trying to stay with Mike pirrit. Maybe having too much fun surfing on the Sic bullet 14 V1, when bracing backside broke my paddle at the 9km mark. Rest of the kms prone and on stomach. The bullet 14 V1 is So easy to ride at 27 wide and loads of nose rocker, don't get as tired, so relaxing and she flies alright on the bumps of its howling :)

Safety first everyone, just thought i should cut and paste this useful background info I posted earlier: " Should just mention that my paddle broke while bracing at a nick that i thought was only superficial that probably wore over time. Further I only attempted to paddle on stomach in these conditions for l think 5 km or so as the wind angle was favourable and I regualry checked my gps and land markings to make sure i was making ground and the tide had not turned yet. Word of advice I would not have attempted this on an out going tide. Wouldn't mess with the water out there and headed straight to nearest land. Might carry tape in my pfd in future. Stay safe everyone. "

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