How to Cross the Tairua Bar Safely
Tairua Bar is notoriously dangerous. Crossing the Tairua Bar should always be approached with the right preparation and attitude of caution. Maritime New Zealand have guidance information and resources for skippers and crew when crossing any bar or river entrance. Extreme caution must be exercised when crossing bars. Conditions prevailing on a bar, or in river approaches, may cause sudden steep and often breaking seas. Video produced by Waikato Regional Council and Bay of Plenty Regional Council, with funding from ACC and Maritime NZ.
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