Waves get surfers pumping

Posted at 3:06pm Wednesday 18 Nov, 2020

Surfers of all ages took advantage of great waves at local beaches after an onshore storm in early November.

Local surfers are always on the look out for just this combination of wind and wave and they hit the water in big numbers. This was despite the Safeswim red alert that was placed on Ōrewa for two days after the storm. The red alert indicates a “high risk of illness from swimming” and is a result of contaminants in stormwater entering the sea after heavy rain.

Long boards, short boards, paddleboards, sea kayaks, wave skis and boogie boards were all out in force at Ōrewa but also at Red Beach, Stanmore Bay and various “secret spots” around the peninsula.

As well as some spectacular wipeouts, there were some great rides to be had.

The big sets continued to roll in for two days.


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