Kite Spots

Learn the best kite spots that Auckland has to offer. 

Where to get the latest wind forecast for your next session and what kite to ride in the conditions. 

 

To navigate this page use the menu to the right. 

N

St Heliers

NW-NE
25mins from Uni

Tide: Any tide is fine but 2-3 hours before low is the best with butter flat silky smooth knee deep water.
Launch: Launch anywhere on the beach, most people launch just launch near the boat ramp

 

Don't launch eastern end of beach as there is a wind shadow

Tide: mid-high tide (however any tide is doable)
Launch: This is quite tricky, if your confident launch on the playing field then walk through the trees. Otherwise walk out and set up on the sand.

 

Bring booties if you're learning the oyster shells SUCK

Point Chev

SW-NW
15mins from Uni

E

Orewa

E or NE
32mins from Uni

Tide: Any tide - low tide the best.
Launch: Super easy, there is a whole beach.

 

Sometimes quite choppy so boots riding is not so enjoyable. Do not kite through swim lane.

Tide: Mid-low tide (however any tide is ridable)
Launch: Super easy anywhere along the beach.

 

Awesome flat water spot!

Eastern

E

25mins from Uni

E

25mins from Uni

Cheltenham

Tide: Mid-low tide (however any tide is ridable)
Launch: Super easy anywhere along the beach.

 

Awesome flat water spot! (Basically the same as eastern, not too good on low though - huge walk out.)

S

SW

30mins from Uni
 

Shoal Bay

Tide: Mid-high tide (However any tide is doable)
Launch: Only real place to do it is on the spit.

 

SW (West is doable but a bit gusty.)

Don't come here to learn, the mud sucks and only if you can ride upwind is it good.

Shakespeare

SE-SW
50mins from Uni

Tide: Mid-low tide (However any tide is ride-able.)
Launch: Super easy, anywhere along the beach.


Awesome learning spot especially on a cross wind.
If you're a learner, do not to come at high tide. 

Tide: Mid-high
Launch: Ok, just do it near the carpark.

 

If it gets too westerly, it gets too gusty. 

One of the hottest places in central Auckland, with a permanent sandspit. Super dope. Just make sure the wind doesn't catch ya its offshore.

 

Glendowie

Spit

S-SSW

22mins from Uni
 

W

Muriwai

Any W
40mins from Uni

Tide: mid-low tide (however any tide is doable)
Launch: Super easy, a whole beach for you to play on!

 

There is now a webcam so check it out here

Pine Habour

SW-NW
37mins from Uni

Tide: Mid tide (However any tide is ride able.)
Launch: Little bit dodge depending on tide, if its W then on the beach opposite the marina

 

Tends to be decent wind eh