During bright sunny days kitefishers are best to set their gear 1500 metres or more offshore.
Orewa is a clear beach and can be fished easily with any of the kitefishing methods. The things to watch out for are the rocks at the northern end of the beach and marker buoys which are generally around 500 metres offshore in the middle of the bay
as well as the two poles that are visible from shore.
At the southern end of the bay a rock groyne maintains the channel edge to drain the estuary and this obstruction goes for some considerable distance offshore.
A snag is reported to be around 800m offshore from the end of Noel Road at the northern end of the beach. Using a Dropper Rig in this area would be wise until you identify exactly where the snag is.
Orewa is excellent for fishing at night as there is good lighting and access to shops for food and drinks just across the road from the beach.
Red Beach fishes well with small Dropper Rigs in a southerly or southwesterly wind.
Stanmore Bay, Army Bay and Shakespeare Bay are all narrow rocky beaches that are popular with the smaller Dropper Rigs such as the Pocket Sleds and Flexiwings. These beaches are not suitable for Bottom Longline Rigs and are best fished with floating
baits or ledger rigs with sacrificial weights.