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New Zealand’s Best Surfing Spots

By Wild Kiwi Team
on  December 06, 2017

If you’re keen to catch some surf as often as possible during your New Zealand road trip, you’re in luck! With more than 15,000 km of coastline it’s perhaps no surprise that New Zealand is home to some of the best surfing spots in the world and here are just a few of our favourites.

Ride The Waves In Raglan

Raglan may be a tiny town on the North Island, but it’s arguably one of New Zealand’s most renowned and celebrated surfing spots. Conditions are remarkably consistent, with waves ideal for both beginners and experienced surfers alike.


Surf In Picturesque Paihia 

If catching some waves in one of the most scenic regions of New Zealand is high on your must-do list, let’s just say you’ll love your time in Paihia on the western side of New Zealand’s North Island.

Catch Some Breaks In Christchurch

You’ll be spoilt for choice for excellent surfing locations in Christchurch. For instance, Taylors Mistake is home to some powerful waves with a good swell. Moreover, the soft waves at South Shore are ideal for beginners, and New Brighton’s south ramp provides a reliable bank that all surfers will appreciate.


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Enjoy Wellington’s Waves

Wellington is similar to Christchurch in that there are an array of prime surfing spots suitable for all abilities. Experienced surfers will enjoy the challenge of the waves at Houghton Bay, with beginners enjoying the somewhat more mellow offerings at Eastbourne.

Trust us when we say this is a very small taste of what this spectacular country has on offer. Honestly, it’s almost as if New Zealand was created specifically to be a surfer’s paradise. Not to mention, the ridiculously beautiful views you’ll soak in while riding the waves. Surf’s up!

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