Tapora

(AKA Journeys End) Wellsford, Northland, New Zealand

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Tapora:

Information

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

Activities done here

Windsurfing - Bump n Jump, Just Cruising, Speed, Freestyle, Racing, Grovel/Swim
Kite Surfing - freeride, freestyle

General Information

40 mins from Warkworth. SH1 to Wellsford, SH16 to Port Albert turn off and follow the signs to Tapora. Turn right at the school in to Journeys End Rd. and follow aprox 5 km to small settlement at end of road. Best winds from west S/SW - NW. 1.5 hrs each side of tide. High high tides 2 hrs each side. Grass launch area. Flat speed, bump and jump inside island.

Outside in harbour lots of options with xtra 5-7 kts wind. Ramps, long reaches across harbour, 7.5 ks in SW coming through harbour entrance. Take food and drinx. Compared to East Coast, SW wind is clean and less gusty. Check Manakau harbour @ www.wind.co.nz/region.php, Muriwai and Piha @ www.surf2surf.com for current wind and tide comparison which is a good indicator for a session at Tapora. Makes for a good day trip in right conditions.

P.S. Take a mountain bike (just in case the wind Gods arent smilin) and check out Atiu Creek Regional Park. G

edited by puka5 03.11.09


Kite Surfing

edited by wombat 21.06.09

Windsurfing

edited by wombat 21.06.09

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