Makara is always a good spot for taking photos... it can be so bleak out there or on nice days, it is just stunning.
I was using the Makara landscape to practice panorama shots for stiching together in photoshop. I also took what I though was a perfect wildlife shot. There I was with a 300mm zoom lens focusing on some seagulls. I was so excited about getting a great shot (below) that I didn't realise till afterwards that they weren't real birds... doh... Just a different atmospheric shot out at Makara: An older couple heading out in their rowboat.
A surfer heading out. It wasn't great surf that day, pretty churny and messy, but surfers seem to head out in anything.