Manu Bay

Quality Rating: 
9
Wave Type: 
Left point
Wave Size Min: 
2.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Wally
Fast
Powerful
Barrels
Long
Optimal Swell Direction: 
SW
Optimal Wind Direction: 
SE
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Boulder
Skill Level: 
Advanced
Crowd Level: 
9
Danger: 
Crowds. Careful on the rocks.

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Description: 

Manu Bay is the first and most popular of the world class Raglan point breaks. Manu Bay is a long left hand point break on a boulder beach, the wave reels across the whole bay, round past the boat ramp. The wave starts with a hollow drop in, into a barrel section and onto a long wally section. It is hollower and faster 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 2-10 foot. There is also an outside section further west round the point called Boneyards, a shorter wave but good to get away from the crowds. 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.

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. Wainui Road will take you all the way to Manu Bay, Turn right into the Manu Bay Reserve and find a park. You can see the surf from up in the reserve.
Nearest Town: 
Raglan
Nearest City: 
Hamilton
Travel Time from City: 
45mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Facilities: 
Toilets
Shower
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