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New Zealand , home to one of the longest keft breaking waves in the world: Raglan. The coastline of New Zealand offers plenty of breaks to the visiting surfer.
Climate in New Zealand : New Zealand has a temperate climate dominated by the east moving anti cyclones that bring clear skies or fog while weather conditions are highly changeable throughout the year. All months are moderately wet while the high mountains carry snow throughout the year. Average annual precipitation varies between 600 and 1,500 mm (24 and 59 inches). Average temperature ranges in Wellington are from 6 to 12 degrees Celsius (43 to 54 degrees Fahrenheit) in July to 13 to 21 degrees Celsius (55 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit) in January.
Coastline: 15,134 km

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Surf spots in New Zealand

Surf spots in New Zealand : 107
Surf pictures in New Zealand : 89
Surf videos in New Zealand : 13
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16 Sep 2018 Beginner Surf near Auckland 6159 views 1 replies

Beginner Surf near Auckland
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16 Sep 2018 Uncrowded surf in NZ 5876 views 2 replies

Uncrowded surf in NZ
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16 Sep 2018 Gisborne Area 13376 views 20 replies

Gisborne Area
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16 Sep 2018 How is the surfing and weather on the north island in July? 3351 views 0 replies

How is the surfing and weather on the north island in July?
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16 Sep 2018 How is da surf in NZ in may??? 5506 views 3 replies

How is da surf in NZ in may???
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30 Jan 2017 best place to live in NZ for surf and live music? 5288 views 1 replies

best place to live in NZ for surf and live music?
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07 Apr 2016 March wetsuit? 3461 views 1 replies

March wetsuit?
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07 Apr 2016 bring my own board or buy 2nd handed one in NZ 4437 views 1 replies

bring my own board or buy 2nd handed one in NZ
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10 Dec 2015 Surfing New Zeland,when is the best time of the year???? 20507 views 4 replies

Surfing New Zeland,when is the best time of the year????
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14 Nov 2015 New Zealand Bodyboard spot? 4215 views 0 replies

New Zealand Bodyboard spot?
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13 Nov 2015 new zealand surf/road trip 10009 views 8 replies

new zealand surf/road trip
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15 Apr 2015 Surfing Wellington 4313 views 2 replies

Surfing Wellington
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12 Mar 2015 Best way to find surf in NZ 2280 views 1 replies

Best way to find surf in NZ
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14 Nov 2014 Work and surf north island 2164 views 0 replies

Work and surf north island
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09 Nov 2014 Beginner waves North Island? 2641 views 0 replies

Beginner waves North Island?
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07 Oct 2014 Full Time Surfboard Laminator wanted - Gold Coast, Australia 1449 views 0 replies

Full Time Surfboard Laminator wanted - Gold Coast, Australia
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10 May 2014 Safety at Raglan 3444 views 4 replies

Safety at Raglan
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10 May 2014 Studying Abroad in New Zealand 2011 views 2 replies

Studying Abroad in New Zealand
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10 Apr 2014 Raglan Surfing School - experience or better recommendation? 2096 views 0 replies

Raglan Surfing School - experience or better recommendation?
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18 Mar 2014 Wellington Surfers 4372 views 6 replies

Wellington Surfers
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20 Feb 2014 Backpacking New Zealand (MARCH/APRIL) 2030 views 0 replies

Backpacking New Zealand (MARCH/APRIL)
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25 Sep 2013 Which beaches are best to surf in NZ? 4683 views 2 replies

Which beaches are best to surf in NZ?
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15 Jan 2013 buy used surfboards 6886 views 2 replies

buy used surfboards
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15 Jan 2013 North Island near Auckland 5099 views 1 replies

North Island near Auckland
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24 Oct 2012 Backpacking/surfing 4952 views 2 replies

Backpacking/surfing
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11 Oct 2012 Anywhere in NZ that you can surf wetsuit-free year round? 22893 views 15 replies

Anywhere in NZ that you can surf wetsuit-free year round?
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06 Mar 2012 Beginner/intermediate surf spot 6299 views 0 replies

Beginner/intermediate surf spot
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12 Dec 2011 Where to surf on Sth Island 5397 views 0 replies

Where to surf on Sth Island
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03 Apr 2011 Is it possible to surf in Long Beach (Dunedin)? 4255 views 0 replies

Is it possible to surf in Long Beach (Dunedin)?
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15 Mar 2011 Surfing NZ in may 4301 views 0 replies

Surfing NZ in may
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04 Feb 2011 are there waves in auckland 5242 views 0 replies

are there waves in auckland
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11 Jan 2011 Surfing in late March--should I go north or south island? 6278 views 1 replies

Surfing in late March--should I go north or south island?
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11 Oct 2010 Seeking surf advice and surf buddies in Hawkes Bay area 4065 views 0 replies

Seeking surf advice and surf buddies in Hawkes Bay area
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22 Apr 2010 Moving to Auckland 4798 views 3 replies

Moving to Auckland
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30 Mar 2010 sick of wellington surfers at castlepoint??? 19197 views 19 replies

sick of wellington surfers at castlepoint???
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24 Mar 2010 Campervaning around NZ 4738 views 1 replies

Campervaning around NZ
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16 Dec 2009 Best city for surfing in NZ? 12695 views 8 replies

Best city for surfing in NZ?
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14 Dec 2009 Moving to New Zealand 7436 views 7 replies

Moving to New Zealand
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02 Nov 2009 New to surfing in NZ. 4282 views 1 replies

New to surfing in NZ.
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16 Oct 2009 Surfing in Dunedin. 5192 views 3 replies

Surfing in Dunedin.
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07 Oct 2009 Canadian chic seeking some NZ info for surf adventure! 4400 views 4 replies

Canadian chic seeking some NZ info for surf adventure!
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25 Sep 2009 Where to surf in South Island in Nov/Dec? 3744 views 0 replies

Where to surf in South Island in Nov/Dec?
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20 Sep 2009 aukland or dunedin? 3715 views 1 replies

aukland or dunedin?
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26 Aug 2009 big waves at mexico this august 3296 views 0 replies

big waves at mexico this august
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15 Aug 2009 Oct. travel 3205 views 0 replies

Oct. travel
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27 Jul 2009 bodyboarding spots in maui 9215 views 4 replies

bodyboarding spots in maui
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16 May 2009 surf work and start a new live in new zeland 27331 views 28 replies

surf work and start a new live in new zeland
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12 May 2009 help me 2912 views 0 replies

help me
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08 May 2009 Surf a good standard wondering what the surf is like AUG/SEP 2939 views 1 replies

Surf a good standard wondering what the surf is like AUG/SEP
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25 Apr 2009 Doctor looking for quality surf in NZ. where to live? 3573 views 3 replies

Doctor looking for quality surf in NZ. where to live?
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02 Apr 2009 surf shop 3001 views 0 replies

surf shop
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27 Jan 2009 All-round wetsuit March/April North/South NZ 3449 views 0 replies

All-round wetsuit March/April North/South NZ
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14 Jan 2009 Wetsuits in Feb 3940 views 3 replies

Wetsuits in Feb
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08 Dec 2008 Is it true a new surf lodge for Hickory bay banks peninsula 3665 views 0 replies

Is it true a new surf lodge for Hickory bay banks peninsula
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05 Dec 2008 water temp 5433 views 1 replies

water temp
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04 Dec 2008 Consistancy and trip length. 4078 views 2 replies

Consistancy and trip length.
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22 Nov 2008 Visiting student - Better surf, Dunedin or Christchurch?? 5267 views 4 replies

Visiting student - Better surf, Dunedin or Christchurch??
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27 Oct 2008 place to live at northern island 3240 views 0 replies

place to live at northern island
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09 Oct 2008 looking for some people from Auckland to go surfing 2958 views 0 replies

looking for some people from Auckland to go surfing
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18 Sep 2008 Best Surf within easy reach from Hamilton 4860 views 1 replies

Best Surf within easy reach from Hamilton
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27 Aug 2008 Anyone willing to discuss surfing options near Hamilton? 3019 views 2 replies

Anyone willing to discuss surfing options near Hamilton?
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19 May 2008 sharks and sea lions down south 3041 views 1 replies

sharks and sea lions down south
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19 May 2008 What Wetsuit for South Island in Winter/Spring 4402 views 0 replies

What Wetsuit for South Island in Winter/Spring
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20 Apr 2008 Tropical Cruiser? Maldives.. 2976 views 1 replies

Tropical Cruiser? Maldives..
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18 Apr 2008 Water temps in Dunedin Feb-Jun 3519 views 0 replies

Water temps in Dunedin Feb-Jun
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14 Apr 2008 Prices NZ 3850 views 2 replies

Prices NZ
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27 Mar 2008 surfing nz in october 07 8211 views 3 replies

surfing nz in october 07
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26 Mar 2008 Moving to NZ...new 3984 views 2 replies

Moving to NZ...new
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20 Mar 2008 Christchurch / Kaikoura surftrip 4269 views 4 replies

Christchurch / Kaikoura surftrip
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20 Mar 2008 looking for surf buddie in north island,NZ march 15- april 5 2903 views 1 replies

looking for surf buddie in north island,NZ march 15- april 5
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20 Mar 2008 Great surf city 4623 views 7 replies

Great surf city
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10 Mar 2008 any surfing on any coasts near Queenstown,south island, NZ 4551 views 1 replies

any surfing on any coasts near Queenstown,south island, NZ
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09 Mar 2008 bodyboarding spots 2753 views 5 replies

bodyboarding spots
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02 Mar 2008 Raglan 3401 views 4 replies

Raglan
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02 Mar 2008 Closest surf to wanaka????? 2436 views 1 replies

Closest surf to wanaka?????
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28 Feb 2008 east coast allstars 2789 views 1 replies

east coast allstars
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20 Feb 2008 Looking for fellowtraveller(s) nz dec/jan 4863 views 15 replies

Looking for fellowtraveller(s) nz dec/jan
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19 Feb 2008 Taylors pics for homesick surfer 4742 views 4 replies

Taylors pics for homesick surfer
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13 Feb 2008 Surfing near Dunedin 1944 views 0 replies

Surfing near Dunedin
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29 Jan 2008 Moving to Auckland 2415 views 2 replies

Moving to Auckland
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