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Napier is thriving town with fishing, wine-making and agri-
culture providing the main industries. Take a tour around some of
the many vinyards, or visit the Aquarium or Marineland on wind-
less days. Drive to the Bluff Hill look- out for views over the
harbour, city and Bay or, in summer, visit the Gannet Colony out
on Cape Kidnappers.
Dial-a-forecast: 0900 999 19 / 0900
Info Centre: Marine Parade. PH 06
Local Shops: Westshore Watersports. Pandora
Rd Ahuriri. Ph 06 835 0684
Access: 5 minutes drive from town. Toilets, grass
rigging, BBQ areas. Best 2 hours either side of high tide.
Suits: Slalom, longboarding. Beginners......
Wind: NW is best. NE seabreeze is Ok, other
Watch: Other pond users. Lots of sand banks
- so keep to main pond.
Hire School: In summer from local shop.
Access: Opposite the pond - there is a sandy beach,
toilets, grass rigging areas, good parking.
Suits: Slalom, longboarding. Beginners....
Wind: Either heaps or no wind. NW is best.
Water: Small chop.
Watch: A few sharks.
Access: 45 minute drive south of town. Sandy ocean
beach. No facilities.
Suits: Wavesailing. Experienced
Wind: SE,S,SW. Predominant wind which often
brings rain and squalls.
Water: Rough up to 2m.
Watch: Rips. Mean shore break.
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