Located in Waikato, New Zealand, is one of the most incredible left hand points in the world. Raglan is considered absolutely mechanical in nature, and provides multiple sections good for most levels of surfer along with consistent leg burning rides. Other positives include good consistency, space for the insane crowds, and a long enough paddle to deter at least some people. The waves here can be heavy, but only when big. On a good day you can connect through the multiple sections and get rides of up to 600 meters over the rocky bottom. Depending on the section it can be rippable, barreling, or cruisy. See our pages on the individual sections for more in depth breakdown of each one.
What are the best surf conditions for Raglan?
Gets good between waist high and double overhead. We recommend riding a longboard, shortboard, or step up as the size increases. This break is good for intermediate and advanced level surfers. The surf here is consistent (7/10) and will get insanely crowded (9/10). The best winds are from the East. The best swells are from the Southwest. Works on all tides, or at least one of the sections will be working on all tides.
We recommend wearing a 3/2 in the summer when water temperatures reach 16 degrees. In the winter a 4/3 is best when water temperatures drop to 12 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.