NZ SURFING MAGAZINE
Raglan Road Rager Image Credit: NZ SURFING MAGAZINE
Raglan Road Rager Image Credit: NZ SURFING MAGAZINE

Raglan Road Rager

Where star power meets long left-hand points!

Luke Cederman

When I was asked to write this piece, I wasn’t too sure whether I should write it as a representative of The Raglan Surf Report, New Zealand’s number 1 surf-related web series, or as myself - Luke Cederman. It took me hours of deliberation, deep thought, contemplation… just a shit ton of thinking, to come to the conclusion that it’s basically the exact same thing and it didn’t matter at all. The main point in addressing this, obviously, was to first and foremost heavily plug my own endeavours whilst given this platform to do so. Now with that out of the way, we can focus on the topic at hand; How To Time Your Surfs In Raglan. It’s something that I’ve thought about a lot during my many years of surfing in Raglan, when are the optimum times for surfing in Raglan, it’s what everyone wants to know. So let’s break down a day. Generally, a day has about 24hours inside it, unless it’s a leap year, then we have 24 hours and 3 seconds in each day to make up for the extra day. If we have 24 hours in each day, that means we have 24 hours in each day that we’re able to ride waves, and you’re an idiot if you think waves don’t break when it’s dark, because they do, trust me I’ve seen them. Unfortunately due to our bodies requiring sleep/rest and food/fuel, we are unable to surf all of these 24 hours, or 24 hours and 3 seconds, so this is where the timing of our surfs becomes very important as well as the best times to surf. Not to sound like some washed-up old surf-dog legend, but I’ve been surfing Raglan for well over 20 years.


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