Piha Eco Sanctuary is your perfect surf & wellbeing retreat in the beautiful New Zealand. Surf great waves in Piha, eat healthy organic food, indulge yourself in massage, get your health & wellbeing assesment and do beach and bush walks – or just relax, have BBQ and surf… South Piha has a quality left hand bar break, which can be very hollow and has long workable walls.
Piha is northwest of Auckland and is the birth place of surfing in NZ. Morphing sand bars assist in creating a very reliable left hander. Lion Rock offers left and right options with backwash vectors from the rocks creating interesting scenarios. Some great beach breaks on the right day to the north of Lion Rock right up the beach. Best at around 3-6 ft.
One of the best left-hand point breaks in the world. A naturally occurring reverse superbank. This spot was the star in Bruce Brown’s epic ‘endless summer’. Shippies works by wrapping a solid SW swell around the headland so whilst it’s rarely flat, it can be small but ideally suited to a longboard.
The Whangamata Bar at the northern end of the beach is the main spot, producing a long peeling, left hand, sand bar beach break with north-easterly swells on an incoming tide. If the bar is crowded or the tidal flow is too hectic, you can simply move down the beach.
A difficult paddle on a big day, best done from the relative safety of Whale Bay or the headland to the east of it. Indicators is the main break but depending on the size of the swell, another 3 spots can be found along this inlet.
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This boutique sanctuary has one main house and three tranquil eco units in a magnificent forest setting with bird song, a crystal clear stream and organic garden. A piece of paradise awaits you. The central building is a completely renovated cottage set amongst tall native trees. The main cottage is where the majority of cooking and socializing occurs has 2 bedrooms, toilet and a large open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area.
Piha Beach is located on Auckland's west coast, a beautiful rugged coastline that offers consistent quality and often very hollow beach breaks. Winter brings constant south-west storms producing solid ground swells for weeks, while summer offers smaller cleaner offshore conditions. Piha’s black sand beach is set amongst rugged cliffs and dense bush valleys, resulting in an inspiring and magical backdrop while surfing.
Health and Wellbeing assessments are available with qualified nautropath, herbalist and Iridologist on call. All their food is nutrious and 100% organic and where possible, is taken fresh from their own garden and orchard. Detox juice plan and soul guidance is also available for those who want to go deeper into their body rejuvenation. They have a range of activities on offer, ranging from walks in the native bush through to yoga and massage.