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Waikanae Beach

Waikanae Beach

Level All Levels
Wind Direction Works NE to SW, but is very gusty in a W (do not kite if wind is coming directly from island) .
Location Kapiti Coast
The word: Recommended number 1 spot for learning and good for all when its on

Best wind link: http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=IWAIKANA1

Setting up and Launch

From Highway 1 turn left at the shops and follow the road to the beach. A road runs along the beach front and there are several car parks off to the side. This is a wide sandy beach at low tide but some sections are narrow (about 15m wide) at high tide. The best place to launch is the southwest end of the beach at the estuary. Almost guaranteed to meet other kiters if it is on.

On the Water

In a NW this is one of the first beaches that does not get badly affected by Kapiti Island. Picks up more swell than Paraparaumu and is onshore / cross-onshore for N, NW and W winds. The surf is normally messy but is a good place to start kiting in waves.

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