Big Manly

(AKA Big Manly) Whangaparaoa, Auckland, New Zealand

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Spots nearby(ish) manly . Manly Auckland . Tindalls Bay . Arkles Bay . Stillwater .

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Manly Beach

Big Manly, Whangaparaoa
Kite Surfing: freeride
11 am - 12:30 pm Saturday. August 19. 2017
my rating 2 star rating
Wind Direction: N Wind Strength: light

  First time kitesurfing in Big Manly

  The wind forecast was a little crazy but Jordan and I decided checkout Big Manly, for a long time I want kitesurf there but Orewa was always on the way. :-)

  This time because the forecast was not so good we thought will be a good idea check the place. The beach is very nice, we have some grass spot to pump the kite and a lot of sand to launch it.

  We get there and some guys were kiting, since we parked in the correct place they stop to change the kite to a big size. Not really a good sign, but still have some light wind to play. I pumped the Dice 12m, Jordan his 11m. The wind was pretty light but was enough to go upwind if I was not doing much, and the wind was switching direction as well, to keep going upwind I need to change direction following the wind shift.

  I could kite for a bit more than a hour and the wind die, I wait for long 10 minutes in the water the wind came back but nothing, the rain was coming in our direction and I rush to put all inside the car before the rain reach us. We were waiting for about 30 minutes after the rain stop to the wind, but nothing. We call the day off and chyange the wet suit, just after we change the wetsuit the wind started. I really want to know why is always like that.

  But was a good day, I will be back here when the wind is strong, looks a good place to kitesurf.",/p>

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