1 hour drive north of Auckland. Offers something for all levels. Beginners can learn on the sheltered estuary launching at either end of the causeway that crosses the estuary. You will need a shorter mast and a full tide to foil the estuary but it will accomodate almost all wind directions. Omaha beach offers great swell riding conditions for the intermediate to advanced foiler. Best wind direction is an Easterly, or South Easterly. The Northerly/Ne is also rideable but can be gusty at the north end of the bay. West to Southwest is best for the estuary. More advanced riders will find nearby Jone’s Bay a better option in W/SW.

There can be a heavy beach break. Access is best where marked with an X. In an easterly head to the south end and launch in the sheltered water by the rocks. You will need to paddle out a bit. If its more in the north head to the north end and drop in behind the large groyne and paddle out a bit. In strong easterly winds the bay offers large swells to ride with more power than the more shallow city beaches. The beach itself has a dumping beach break that will eat your gear and is not recommended for foil surfing. The middle of the beach has a surf club and carpark that can be crowded in summer. Although it is possible to launch mid-beach when the surf is smaller, the north or south ends offer easier access for the wing foiler.


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