The surf spot is about a 10 minute drive up the road, just enter “Manu Bay” into Google Maps and it will take you there. There is a beginners spot on the drive to Manu Bay that is good for those looking to learn on the whitewater but not much else.
The two surf spots just past Manu Bay are for advanced surfers only. The surf works best at medium tide and has a very strong rip at low tide.
Raglan with Kids
Raglan New Zealand is a wonderfully cute and hospitable town perfect for families with small children.
We went there for Manu Bay and to find (and hopefully surf) the longest left hand break in the world.
Hanging 10 at Manu Bay
What we found was a wonderful holiday park, with a skate park, playground and a short walk to the postcard-perfect city.
We hired a surfboard for about $19 US per day and hit the surf.
We stayed in Raglan for 3 nights but wanted to stay for 3 weeks.
Mid-week in the off-season we had the place to ourselves. We were there for the Labor Day Weekend so it was amazing to watch how this changed in the matter of a couple hours.