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Whangarei is one of the earliest settle- ments in New Zealand and is situated right inside a large harbour providing good windsurfing conditions in many different places. It is very tidal so care must be taken. At the mouth of the harbour is a hilly peninsula with some great walks, and beautiful bays for exploring.

Dial-a-forecast: 0900 999 05 / 0900 499 02
Info Centre: Tarewa Park, 92 Otaika Rd. Ph 09 438 1079
Local Shops:

  • Northland Surf'n'Sailboards. 3 Mile Bush Rd, Kamo. Ph 09 435 3572.
  • Whangarei Windsurf Specialists. 34 Dip Rd, Kamo. Ph 09 435 3884

Hire Schools: Available from both the above.


SlalomRace boardLearnerRigging
Sand and shell beach with grass rigging areas. A bit of a walk if the tide is out.
Suits: Slalom, longboard. Beginners........
Wind: NW,N,NE.
Water: Short chop with mild tidal current.
Watch: -
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SlalomRace boardLearnerRigging
10 minutes drive east from town is a mud and sand beach with good grass areas for rigging, and toilets.
Suits: Slalom, longboard. Beginners......
Wind: Most wind directions are good except for N, NE. Speed is often more than 10 knots.
Water: Flat water and short chop with strong current - great jumping.
Watch: The busy shipping lane. Sand bar exposed at low tide on other side of lane.
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Wave sailingChop jumpingSlalomLearnerRigging
20 minutes drive from town. Sail out from the race course or at the top end for flatter water. Sand beach with grass rigging area.
Suits: Slalom, wavesailing. Intermediate.....
Wind: N,NE,E,SE,S. Best wavesailing in N,NE (cross-shore).
Water: 1 - 1.5 metre waves which are closer together at high tide.
Watch: -
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