Long Bay

Quality Rating: 
4
Wave Type: 
Reef
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Soft
Fat
Optimal Swell Direction: 
NE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
W
Tide: 
Low
Mid
Outgoing
Beach Type: 
Sand
Rock
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
8
Danger: 
Crowded break - know the rules and respect the locals. Watch out for swimmers. Careful round the rocks, and watch out for rocks off the point.

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Description: 

Long Bay is a beach break/reef break on a sandy/rocky beach, located at Long Bay, Torbay on Aucklands North shore. There are several peaks along the beach with both right and left handers. The wave is mellow and fat, but can be fun. Watch out for shallow rocks off the point. Good for beginner to expert surfers. This break can get crowded, so know the rules and repect the locals.

Directions: 
Long Bay is located in the suburb of Torbay, north of Devonport on Aucklands north shore, east coast. From Auckland, head north on Auckland Northern Motorway, State Highway 1, over the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Take exit 410, then turn right onto Oteha Valley Road. Continue onto Carlisle Road, then turn left onto Beach Road. Turn right onto Rewi Street, then find a park on Cliff Road and the reef is right out in front.
Nearest Town: 
Torbay
Nearest City: 
Auckland
Travel Time from City: 
25mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Facilities: 
Toilets
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Long-Bay
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