Video's for education
& your enjoyment
Drone footage of a fishing boat launching out off the Patea Bar in pretty good conditions for a glorious days fishing.
Crossing the Patea Bar in good conditions
The conditions for this bar crossing were excellent. But even so, the skipper of this vessel still approaches the swell with caution.
A Days Fishing
A glorious day in Patea. This video shows a bit of fishing and some of the facilities such as wash down, clubrooms and the jetty.
How to cross a bar safely
Even for the most experienced boaties, bar crossings are a high-risk activity. This clip provides information on how to make safer bar crossings.
Reef diving off Patea
Some of the marine life at Spot X out off Patea. From The South Taranaki Reef Life Project.
Sponges of South Taranaki Reef 'The Crack'. A four nautical mile fault line, South Taranaki, New Zealand.
Patea bar at low tide
This video shows the issues of trying to cross the Patea bar when the tide is too low. Probbaly some damage to the boat here!
Bar crossings compilation
A video highlighting various bar crossings in New Zealand and Australia when it's gone wrong. Watch and Learn!
Going out over the Patea Bar
Amateur footage of two boats going out over the Patea bar. Two different styles!