Take off on a swinging surfari
Downunder, and discover New Zealand - one of the worlds
exciting surfing destinations.
The New Zealand Information Network has compiled this guide to
New Zealands best surf breaks to help you enjoy our surfing
playground to the max.
It is no wonder that Kiwis are passionate about surfing as our
6,000 kms of exposed coastline has countless easily accessible
beach, point, reef and bar breaks. New Zealands long,
insular shape means that you can quickly zap across from one
coast to the other. So wherever you are in the country
theres bound to be a good break nearby. A glance at the
local weather map will tell you which coast has the right swell.
Our beaches can be surfed all year round. The North Island has
very warm temperatures in summer (December-March) and wet suits
are not usually needed. The South Island waters are colder and
generally call for some neoprene protection.
The variety of surf breaks is simply awesome - from clean barrels
rolling onto pure white sand beaches on the east coast, to gnarly
freight train sets pounding rugged west coast beaches. Check out
our supertubes with one kilometre long joy rides at
Ahipara and the consistently perfect peelers at our hottest surf
spot, Raglan. Experience giant steamrollers and Malibu-style wave
sets at Murderers Bay in Dunedin, as well as velvet-smooth
tunnels at Gisborne.
Theres all the wave-riding adventure you could possibly
desire on our shores, complemented by stunning scenery, uncrowded
waves, kiwi culture and friendliness - all absolutely free for
The surfs up in New Zealand. So grab a board, catch a wave,
and discover the freedom of board riding. As they say
Lifes a Beach - a Kiwi Beach, with perfect
Surf your heart out Downunder and have the time of your life.