Safety on the bar

On a normal day, crossing the Mangawhai Bar is a breeze, but it is a bar and you do have to be aware of the dangers as some boaties have been known to misjudge and lose their boats.

Stay out of trouble and keep yourself and everyone on board safe by following some simple but vital rules.

If you have never been out of the Mangawhai Estuary and over the bar and need to know where the channel lies, contact the club or just ask any local, and we will show you the way.

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Communication on the water

Before you head out, make sure you know the right Coastguard radio channel for the area you're in (channels changed on 1 October 2016) and make sure you let someone on land know where you're going and when you expect to be back.