northerly wind, and most popular wavespot. Heaps of parking, changing rooms, grass
rigging and a nice sand beach. No shorebreak to speak of.
The waves form on
a sandbar in the middle of the bay. Once you have your waterstarts nailed, this is the place for learning to
wavesail or to get the most air you have ever experienced. Its a slow wave, starboard tack wavesailing. Mostly cross-onshore, average headhigh wave.
Who does it suit
Plimmerton is used by all levels of sailors, from first time wavesailors, to experienced old timers throwing big loops and hitting lips. Its a really fun spot for
shredding it up. Plimmerton is also rated by slalom sailors, in any
southerly aswell as light northerly winds. Great course racing on
"calm" days out to Mana Island.
How do I get there
Take State highway 1 the west coast highway north past Porirua. Watch for the
Plimmerton turn off. Spot is located at the railway crossing when
entering Plimmerton. Takes about 30 minutes from central Wellington.
What should I look out for
Some rigging and parking is right by the railway line, and you may end
up carrying gear across the road. Look out for trains and cars. Avoid
parking in private drive ways.
There is a group of rocks on the shore about 200m south of the grass
rigging area. If you break equipment on the water, or are forced to
swim, its safe to avoid these rocks by heading further south and coming
ashore on sand, and walking back.
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