Surf Travel within NZ
From long leisurely Lefts to beautiful barreling rights... Beach breaks, reef breaks and more all available here in Aotearoa. New Zealand consists of two small islands in the South West Pacific Ocean, Southern Hemisphere. Plonked in between two bodies of water (Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea), our somewhat temperate climate means seasonal changes annually and due to the vertical length of the country, we have extremes of climate between the very North and the very South. World famous surf breaks are Piha, Raglan, Ahipara, the Coromandel, Mt.Manganui, Surf Highway 45, Kaikoura, The Catlins and heaps more up and down this country. Search and ye shall find! Find Surf Travel info in NZ
This part of the world is littered with thousands of islands, beautiful white sand beaches and of course - plenty of SURF! Language is Bahasa Indonesia and the currency is the Rupiah. The last 30 years has seen Indonesia grow to be one of the biggest surf destinations in the world. The archipelago spans from Sumatra to Timor and is over 3,500km.
What hasn't been said or printed about this place?! Swells that hit Indo have had the entire Indian Ocean to form perfect swell trains- so once these gel with the reefs they form near perfect breaking waves. This place has something for everyone and waves to suit all levels of ability. Bali is great for families offering friendly beach breaks and epic points while the Mentawai Islands and further a field (Timor, Sumbawa etc) are great for the more adventurous and can be less crowded. Find Surf Travel info on Indo
Surf the Islands
The islands of Fiji, Samoa and Tonga are the most popular destinations in the South Pacific for travelling kiwi surfers. They receive swell all year round- whether being Antarctic ground swells that charge up from New Zealand, the Northern Pacific swells that originate from the Aluetian islands or the more locally generated tropical activity.
These swells come from out of deep water and un-load on coral reefs- often creating steep take-offs, fast waves and wide-open tubes, so even a 2ft day has a surprising amount of punch behind it!
Those of you who have surfed reef breaks before will know what I mean when I say a 2ft swell bump that is heading for you can turn into a heavy head-high barrel when it hits the reef. The majority of the breaks in the Pacific break over coral with a few spots being over rock or sand and these breaks are generally shallow. Find Surf Travel info on the Islands
Surf.co.nz works with and promotes a number of well respected Surf Travel organisations... The preceeding two sections were written by Pete Head of Island Holidays, who have also been working closely with us now for over 6 years.
The world is full of amazing coasts and with almost 70% of this planet being water and oceans - if there is such a thing as the 'ultimate wave', then its out there waiting for each of us to find.
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