Indicators

Quality Rating: 
9
Wave Type: 
Left point
Wave Size Min: 
2.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Fast
Powerful
Hollow
Barrels
Long
Optimal Swell Direction: 
SW
Optimal Wind Direction: 
SE
Tide: 
Low
Mid
Incoming
Beach Type: 
Rock
Skill Level: 
Advanced
Crowd Level: 
9
Danger: 
Careful on the rocks

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Description: 

Indicators is the third break of the world class Raglan point breaks. Indicators is a long left hand point break on a boulder/rock beach. The wave is the longest, fastest wave out of the three Raglan points. The wave has two main parts, Outers and Insides. Outers is further out at the point (West end) and starts with a gnarly drop in, into a fast barrel section. On big enough days you can surf through to insides, or on smaller days the wave will be too fast for you to make it through. Insides has a nice drop in, with various sections, from wally cutback sections, to several fast barrel sections. The end section is fast and can get shallow, so watch out. The Whale Bay Valley is also a good wave, with less people than the main point line ups.  Indicators is better on the lower tide.  Jump off the rocks at the point, western end of the bay to join the line up. be careful on the rocks. Good anywhere from 2-12 foot. On a huge, epic day you can surf right through from Indicators, to Whale Bay, to Manu Bay. All the Raglan breaks are very popular and get really crowded, so know the rules and respect the locals. Experienced surfers only, best for advanced to expert surfers only.

Directions: 
From Hamilton head west on Whatawhata Road State Highway 23, all the way to Raglan. In Raglan you will enter on Main Road, which then turns into Bow Street. Continue to the first roundabout and turn left onto Bankart Street, then turn left at the next roundabout onto Wainui Road. Continue on Wainui Road past the Manu Bay Reserve, then turn right onto Calvert Road, then turn right onto Tohora Close. Find a park around here, it can be very busy in summer. There is a walk way at the end of Tohora Close that will take you past the houses and down to the beach at Whale Bay, then walk west around the shore line to the next bay, Indicators.
Nearest Town: 
Raglan
Nearest City: 
Hamilton
Travel Time from City: 
50mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
Yes
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