Forestry Spot Guide

About Forestry

A good option for beginners and intermediate surfers, Forestry is home to a series of beach break peaks and a fun left-hand point break, located south of Te Arai point near Auckland. A beautiful area with fun waves and a relatively uncrowded beach, but still only an hour drive from the city.

Source: Forestry Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Something for everyone.

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Pretty mellow.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

A little busy on weekends.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

User-friendly beach break appropriate for beginners, maybe lacking in excitement for experts.

Shoulder Burn

Light

Light Exhausting

Easy paddle, easy waves.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

The water is lovely.

Additional Information

Hazards

Sharks, rocks up at the top of the point.

Access

Drive to the car park, then walk through the forest a minute or two to the beach.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, funboard, longboard, bodyboard

Seabed

Sand.

Best Season

Summer is typically best.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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