Waikanae

Water type: Ocean (There is also a little estuary where you can kite when it’s high tide:-)

Water conditions: Waves

Beach conditions: Sand

Kite Level:

W/NW/SW
(Be safe and never kite Offshore)

Parking: Yes

Camping: Yes; 4 Self Contained vehicles – max 24h

Food: Nearby

Shower: No

Toilet: Yes

Great spot for all levels!
A road runs along the beach front and there are several car parks off to the side. This is a wide sandy beach at low tide but some sections are narrow (about 15m wide) at high tide. The best place to launch is the southwest end of the beach at the estuary. Almost guaranteed to meet other kiters if it is on.

In a NW this is one of the first beaches that does not get badly affected by Kapiti Island. Picks up more swell than Paraparaumu and is onshore / cross-onshore for N, NW and W winds. The surf is normally messy but is a good place to start kiting in waves.

When you’re a little more advanced with high tide you can also kite on the estuary. It is quite narrow, but a lot of flat water fun!

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