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Helena Bay Reviews and Ratings

(Northland, New Zealand)

Visitor reviews of Helena Bay surf break

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Helena Bay Ratings

Overall: 1.6. Based on 2 votes. Vote

Quality on a good day: 2.0

(1 star: Even when the swell and winds are optimum, the waves are poor quality, 5 stars: If conditions are right, the waves will be World Class).

Consistency of Surf: 2.0

(1: Helena Bay is a fickle surf spot that only works a few times a year. 5: Reliable year-round spot).

Regional Rating: 1.0

(1: Helena Bay is usually very poor quality compared to other spots in Northland. 5: the best break in Northland).

Difficulty Level: 1.0

(1: Suitable for Groms. 3: Intermediates. 5: Expert tow-in surfers only).

Onshore Wind: 1.0

(1: even a light onshore ruins the surf. 5: Helena Bay can offer better rides with a light wind behind them).

Other Options: 1.0

(1: If wind or tide conditions are poor at Helena Bay, it will be poor everywhere nearby. 5: other locations nearby provide a rich variety of wind and swell exposures).

Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0

(1: An unsuitable spot. 5: Wind and wave conditions at Helena Bay are often excellent).

Water Quality: 2.0

(1: Known health risks from pollution. 5: Never any pollution).

Crowds: 2.5

(1: Often too crowded. 5: Helena Bay is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).

Access: 3.0

(1: Getting to Helena Bay requires an overland expedition or chartering a boat. 3: A 30 minute walk from the nearest parking. 5: Park a vehicle right by the break).

Scenery: 1.0

(1: An ugly industrial backdrop. 5: A spectacular setting).