Hatfields Beach is easy to fish in both a southerly and a northwesterly wind. It is free of snags if
one stays near the centre of the beach.
I have seen other kitefishers do well here with catches of small snapper, kahawai etc but I have not had a good strike here myself yet.
Hatfields Beach has advantages that it is close to Auckland and accessible. Kitefishers should think in terms of 1500 to 2000 metres of mainline.
There can be red weed in early winter which can make kitefishing difficult. If present, it can slow down the setting and retrieving of gear. The weed does not stop the fish biting if your baits stay clear of the weed.
Note: To alleviate this problem try using the Running Float Dropper Rig System