Stent Road Spot Guide

About Stent Road

This is the best wave on the Taranaki Coast - a top-shelf righthand pointbreak about six hours south of Auckland and four north of Wellington. Paddle out and you'll be fronted with an intense takeoff followed by a fast wall. Barrels and big, heavy waves are the norm here.

Source: Stent Road Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate, Advanced

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Respect the local crew or you may have a bad time. Home to some big-wave chargers.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Crowded.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Above average pointbreak that gets good when it's on.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Not too bad.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Pretty good

Additional Information

Hazards

Bouncing off the reef.

Access

Easy.

Bring Your

Shortboard, gun

Seabed

Reef

Best Season

Southern Hemisphere winter, May-August

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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