After a fast 10 minute water taxi ride from Opononi we arrived on the northern side of the Hokianga Harbour. Our very knowledgeable skipper gave us a quick run through of the history of the area and then a briefing on how to get the boogie board to fly down the dunes and we were left to it. The sand dunes did not look too high until you started climbing them, especially on a windy day with a boogie board. Sometimes it was hard to get yourself launched, but once you got going you went down rather fast. Some sledgers came within inches of going in the tide.