Earth n’ Surf has access to some of the best surf spots in the country. Hire our gear and do the ‘East Coast Shuffle’!
This surf beach is an exposed beach and point break that has quite reliable surf.
Works best in offshore winds from the west however can be surfed in several conditions. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right and there is a left hand point break too, known as the Mangawhai bar. Here, the surf can get quite large and is better suited for the more experienced surfer.
Toilets, changing rooms, Mangawhai beach has it all. Can get crowded from time to time. Mobile food and drinks in the summer.
Te Arai Beach
Our home beach! You'll see us here in the summer! Consistant, reliable and just an awesome surf beach. There is a natural rip on the far right of the beach along the rocky point Eyres Point. Keep to the beach no need to get near the point.
Great on all tides however right on high tide is not the best for this beach break. Carpark, Toilets and changing facilities but still with that untouched NZ coastal feel!
Surf is always a little bit smaller than Te Arai beach, more sheltered from the wind.
Good for beginners when the swell is a bit too big at Te Arai. Access Forestry via Forestry Camp road off Ocean View Rd. Low tide can produce a significant rip at this beach. Never surf alone! No facilities. We suggest staying at Forestry Camp if surfing this area.
Pacific Beach or Black Swamp
Technically North Te Arai beach. Probably the best surf in the area on a high tide.
Access via Pacific Rd. No facilities except the carpark
Safe, smaller swell as it is sheltered beach, very picturesque. Only carpark facilities
Always a nice spot for surfing, beach break, and works well off most tides. Toilets, changing, carpark, shops, café. Why not! West coast exploring head to Bailys Beach!