Orewa

Auckland, New Zealand

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Why Isn't It Like This Every Weekend!?

Orewa, Auckland
Windsurfing: Waves
3 pm - 5 pm Saturday. July 9. 2016
my rating 5 star rating
Wind Direction: SE Wind Strength: underpowered   using 5.1 - 5.5m sail. Swell Direction: E Swell Size: shoulder Tide: Low - Falling.

The mythical SE forecast actually happened! I waited for the mid/low tide and fanged up to Orewa to be greeted with a side shore breeze and head high sets! O.M.G! Rigged 5.3 in record time and busted out the 87 Black Box and hit it. The wind was gusty and patchy but there was a ground swell getting in. I hooked into some nice set waves and scored a couple of 6 bottom turn waves! The waves were breaking best in the middle of the beach down wind from where we launch so had to ride them and then hack back upwind again and re-launch - hard work but so much fun. The waves were soft as shite and there wasn't much wind so it was powered-up-or-float'n'ride conditions but the Black Box just revels in this stuff and gives you extra turns as it just surfs DTL without needing rig power. The kiters were all kooks as they get confused when the wind goes side shore and there were kites crashing out of the sky all over the place. There were the usual suspects out but a bunch of faces I didn't recognise. Windboy, Hans and I had to re-hydrate at the craft beer bar in Orewa which was an ideal end to the season!

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