Be wary of wind against tide

New Zealand Fishing World - - (Technique) -

At some stage a wind will blow di­rectly up or down a chan­nel so that means you’re go­ing to get wind against tide. With a low tidal flow and light wind there’s no prob­lem but a high tidal flow and strong wind means big prob­lems in chan­nels. Waves tend to stand up and get very nasty in th­ese con­di­tions and in a small boat it can get bloody dan­ger­ous very quickly so make sure to check th­ese two vari­ables aren’t go­ing to get to­gether on the day you’re go­ing out. The Mo­tu­ihe Chan­nel is very bad for this so be care­ful and come home safely.

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