Featured location: At Pukehina Beach offshore winds blow from the South-West. This surf beach is suitable for more experienced surfers due to the strong currents that are often present. Less crowded than many other beaches.
Site News: A new Mount Surf Report page has been added that provides the current wind direction and allows for quick user submitted surf condition updates. We herald the addition of SurfNZ Todolist to the list of network lists at the top, which lets you create a list of todo items, which can be accessed using your smartphone browser too. Create an account or use your existing Facebook account to sign-in. Also, if you have anything to sell then you can list and sell it for free in SurfNZ Classifieds
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"Speak, thou vast and venerable head," muttered Ahab, "which, though ungarnished with a beard, yet here and there lookest hoary with mosses; speak, mighty head, and tell us the secret thing that is in thee. Of all divers, thou has dived the deepest. That head upon which the upper sun now gleams has moved amid the world's foundations. Where unrecorded names and navies rust, and untold hopes and anchors rot; where in her murderous hold this frigate earth is ballasted with bones of millions of the drowned; there, in that awful water-land, there was thy most familiar home. Thou hast been where bell or diver never went; has slept by many a sailer's side, where sleepless mothers would give their lives to lay them down. Thou saw'st the locked lovers when leaping from their flaming ship; heart to heart they sank beneath the exulting wave; true to each other, when heaven seemed false to them. Thou saw'st the murdered mate when tossed by pirates from the midnight deck; for hours he fell into the deeper midnight of the insatiate maw; and his murderers still sailed on unharmed -- while swift lightnings shivered the neighboring ship that would have borne a righteous husband to outstretched, longing arms. O head! thou has seen enough to split the planets and make an infidel of Abraham, and not one syllable is thine!" -- H. Melville, "Moby Dick"