Located 1 hour and a half north of Auckland City, this is one of the best flat water riding spots in the north island.
2 hours after high tide the entire river mouth fills up with water offering a huge area with nice steady winds and flat water, making it a perfect place for beginner to advanced riders. On a low tide you need to be able to ride up wind as you will have to ride on an offshore wind against the sun dunes.
If you are into wave riding this place also offers some nice waves on the ocean side. Better to go on an outgoing tide.
Rating: Beginner to Advanced
If you are a beginner, make sure you go two hours after low tide.
Wind direction: North East to South East, best on straight east.
Tide: 2 hours after low tide for beginners and any tide for intermediate to advanced
Good for: Freeride, freestyle and wave riding