Taken 27-Oct-12
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Keywords:New Zealand, north, island, auckland, muriwai, regional, park, paragliding, paraglider, adventure, sport
Photo Info

Dimensions4896 x 3264
Original file size4.01 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken27-Oct-12 14:40
Date modified3-Nov-12 10:42
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1D Mark IV
Focal length70 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/125 at f/18
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern


Adventure sports enjoyed at Muriwai Beach also includes paragliding and hang gliding, especially when the prevailing souwesterly wind provides favourable conditions. Paragliding is a simple form of human flight and also an adventure sport that people all over the world compete or participate in for high-flying fun. Much like an eagle, paragliders can soar in flights which last several hours and cover many hundreds of miles.

Muriwai Regional Park is a windswept rugged coastline on the west coast about 42 kilometres northwest of Auckland and Muriwai Beach is one of New Zealand's most spectacular black sand surf beaches. One of several popular beaches in the area (others include Piha and Karekare), it experiences a population explosion in summer when Aucklanders head to the sea.