WHAKATANE
NEW ZEALAND
Whakatane is located in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand. Sandy beaches are predominant along the 54 kilometres of coastline. Whakatane is the gateway to the East Cape, and the Whakatane and Motu Rivers. Activities include jet boating, rafting, dolphin watching, game fishing, bush walks, horse treks, 4x4 tours, hunting trips, helicoptor flights surfing on Ohope beach tramping in the Urewera National Park. Te Urewera National Park in the south is protected native forest home to a rich array of flora and fauna.
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SURF REPORT
Apart from special waves such as tsunamis, the only thing that produces the waves we see on our coasts is the action of the wind blowing over the sea surface. Waves arriving on a coast can be generated by local wind, in ‘real time’, in which case the waves are called windsea, or they can be the result of a wind that blew over the surface of the ocean thousands of kilometres away, up to several days before, in which case they are termed swell or groundswell.



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