Okukari Bay

Okukari Bay is exposed to surge from the open sea and is most uncomfortable in S conditions when the swell comes in from Cook Strait.

Okukari tends to be very windy in all wind directions, although holding is good. Whekenui Bay is rather more sheltered from N winds, but both bays get the full force of the wash from passing ferries.

During spring ebb tides, there is a strong counter current across the mouth of the bays that can be used to ones advantage.

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Anchorage
Undesirable
Shelter
Exposed to all winds
Holding
Good
Depth
Shallow (<5m) | Mid (5-10m)
Place name meaning
The place of young birds
Moorings
5 or less