Dunedin, New Zealand: protecting the Kiwi surf breaks

New Zealand has announced the protection of 19 surf spots, under the revised Coastal Policy Statement.

This is a huge victory for the entire Kiwi surfing community. The water quality, access or placement of anything in or on the water that may affect swell reaching the surf breaks will be under tight control.

Although the consistency of the waves on 'The Whangamata Bar' is already in danger, because of the regular marina dredging, a new beginning is taking place in the country.

The Surfbreak Protection Society is one of the organizations that has worked hard to reach this unprecendent policy and will be monitoring the protection of surf spots very closely.

The protected surf breaks of New Zealand are:

Northland
Peaks - Shipwreck Bay
Peaks - Super tubes - Mukie 2 - Mukie 1
Waikato
Manu Bay - Raglan
Whale Bay - Raglan
Indicators - Raglan
Taranaki
Waiwhakaiho
Stent Road - Backdoor Stent - Farmhouse Stent
Gisborne
Makorori Point - Centres
Wainui - Stock Route - Pines - Whales
The Island
Coromandel
Whangamata Bar
Kaikoura
Mangamaunu
Meatworks
Otago
The Spit
Karitane
Whareakeake (Murdering Bay)