Thanks to local funding by the Raglan Point Boardriders and a grant from Waikato District Council, The Surfers Code signs can be seen at Ngaranui Beach, Manu Bay and Whale Bay.
With the water getting busier and busier, knowing the rules and practising safety in the water is crucial here on the West Coast. The main theme of the Surfers Code in Raglan: Respect the environment, the ocean and most importantly, each other.
The infamous waves at Manu Bay attract surfers from around the world. Before you jump into the water just to say "I've surfed Manu Bay in Raglan", take time to think if you really should be surfing there.
1. Point Break Ability: Intermediate to Expert - No Beginners
2. Paddling Out: Paddle wide of the wave. If caught inside, stay in the white water.
3. Keep the Wave Face Clear: Keep out of the way of approaching surfer.
4. Give way: Closest to peak has right of way. Wait your turn. Join at the end of the queue.
5. Remember to Communicate: Call it! Paddle with commitment and intent.
6. Control Your Equipment: Hold onto your equipment, it can be a danger to others.
7. Give Respect to Gain Respect: Don't drop in! No snaking, blocking, fading or burning.
8. Respect the ocean, land and local community.
In an emergency, dial 111.