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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Sandy Bay

New Zealand, New Zealand NI, N Coast

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 35° 33.409' S
Longitude: 174° 28.597' E

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Follow the directions to Sandy Bay, park, then walk onto the beach, then walk into the water, then get onto your board, then paddle out to the break, then surf it.

English (Translate this text in English): Follow the directions to Sandy Bay, park, then walk onto the beach, then walk into the water, then get onto your board, then paddle out to the break, then surf it.

English (Translate this text in English): Follow the directions to Sandy Bay, park, then walk onto the beach, then walk into the water, then get onto your board, then paddle out to the break, then surf it.

English (Translate this text in English): Follow the directions to Sandy Bay, park, then walk onto the beach, then walk into the water, then get onto your board, then paddle out to the break, then surf it.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Sandy Bay

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Ordinary, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionEast, NorthEast

Good wind directionWest

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdCrowded

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 Additional Information

Sandy bay is the coolest bay around man.

English (Translate this text in English): Sandy bay is the coolest bay around man.

English (Translate this text in English): Sandy bay is the coolest bay around man.

English (Translate this text in English): Sandy bay is the coolest bay around man.

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its cool

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By Anonymous , 17-03-2013

Nw coast - Spent two years on this coast. I never got good waves. I take that back. On rare occasions I got good waves. Mostly closed out beach breaks. The Gold Coast of Australia is way better. I live hear now. I can actually get waves on a regular basis. Waste of time living here. I was an idiot for thinking there was good surf up here!

By Stefan , 17-05-2010

It sucks for tourists - Sandies is full of groms who won't hesitate to drop in on travelling surfers. Also don't try to have them on about drop ins/snaking because theyll just get you even more. I spent about a month there during the summer and the waves were occasionally good but I never seemed to get any sets because of all the little s#!t$ stealing them.
If u want a few waves go somewhere like oceans where u will get way more swell, good banks and mellower locals.
Cheers

By Anonymous , 29-09-2009

Go somewhere else! - Yeh, I agree. Travelling surfers should go up north to some other beach, nothing to see here folks , nothing to see here...

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