Re: Whangarei / Waipu cove trip
Happy to take you out on the ski if that is of interest, provided that your parents are cool with that, the weather is good AND I have a day off. You'd be surprised at how infrequently the latter don't line up
See if I can get you on to some of our big Northland snapper. I normally launch from Parua Bay (Whangarei Harbour) or Tutukaka.
There's lots of trip reports on Tutukaka. As for the harbour, if you decide to go out on the yak, bear in mind that it can be a nasty bit of water. Strong currents, lots of boats driven by idiots and it's surprisingly exposed to the prevailing southwesterlies.