Racing the Emerald Curtain
One of the best righthand points is Mangamari, where a rocky shoreline straddles a golden sand beach and waves peel for up to 800m on big glassy days. When the lines start bending by Mangamari Peta point, there is still 90% of the swell size breaking on the first rock clusters. At high tide, despite some backwash, waves can unzip pretty fast with a real tubular wall, breaking in front of the rocks that cut the wave in two at lower tides. Heavy refraction inside the bay means it is offshore all day in the SW monsoon and the fun sandbanks are perfectly suited to longboarding. Needless to say it’s a long walk back, zig-zagging between turds on the beach.
River flow can bring more poo-lution to the line-up.