Otherwise known as Sparkles, ebbing tide from Weiti River ramps up the waves in the bay when an Easterly swell is forecast. 

Less confident riders can still get a good ride in Arkles Bay 


Additional Details

  • Average wave heights (breaking shore waves to ride): 2-4ft, 4-6ft
  • Distance from waters edge to safe foiling depth.: 5-10m
  • Anything else we should know?:Couple of channel markers show the main channel, wind shadow under the big cliffs to the right.
  • Rider level: Intermediate, Foil Pro
  • Shore Description:Beach
  • Best wind direction: E, SE
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  • Best Tides: Out going, All tides
  • Best swell conditions: 2-4ft, 4-6ft
  • Best time of year:Dec - Feb, Mar - May, Jun - Aug, Sep - Nov
  • Car Parking: Grass
  • Rigging Area:Grass, Sand
  • Entering the Water: Beach
  • Average Wind: 15-20kts, 20-30kts
  • Best area or direction to ride:Due south into the Bay, long rides
  • Alternative landing locations:Long Bay, Up the Weiti River if you got into difficulty stay on right side of the river
  • Other likely on-water activities to watch for:Boating

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