Karekare

Site Information

This site is not often flown now with a better alternatives available.

Located just South of Piha on the West Coast and off the Piha road.

The hang glider take-off is on the cliffs between Piha and Karekare and the paraglider take off is at the Southern end of Karekare beach.

South Karekare

Walk to southern end of the beach to the first bluff, then head upstream approx 50 m, scramble up through trees and bushes until you reach a level area at about 100 ASL.

​Site Type

Coastal.

Landing

On the beach.

Weather and Wind Direction

North West, West, South West

The club operations a weather station at Muriwai

Mandatory Notices

None.

Site Radio Channel

None.

Restrictions

Hang Gliding

HG Intermediate + Cliff Launch

Paragliding

PG2 + 60 hours

Cautions

The Karekare launch should not be used if the wind is strong and coming from further north than NW.

There has been a near-fatality from rotor caused by the point at the north end of the beach.

The hang glider take-off is not suitable for paragliders because of rotor close to the edge.

Airspace

Located in CTA/C with flight ceiling of 2,500 foot A.S.L.

Access Conditions

None.

Site Monitor

None

Notes

None.

Site Achievements

None.