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Explore New Zealand's best surfing spots

"An adventure into one of the most diverse weather systems in the world, with winds and swells constantly changing. Explore New Zealand with a team that will ensure you make the most of the conditions and access the best surfing spots throughout the country."

The surf

Peak swell
Variable swell

New Zealand gets swell from 360° degrees over several regions. We have the best surf guides and local knowledge to take you to the best New Zealand surf spots, going off the beaten track to guarantee waves and an adventure of a lifetime!

Located in the South Pacific, New Zealand is a magnet for swell. We get south swells all year round and north swells in the summer months from December to May. Our West Coast never goes flat and is renowned for being one of the most consistent surfing coastlines in the World. Here, there is always somewhere to surf.

The adventure

From our experience of exploring our country for new locations and perfect surf, we’ve come up with some great New Zealand surf guiding tours and our surf holiday packages will enable you to make the most of your time in New Zealand.

We’ve customized four main surf tour packages to suit what most traveling surfers have asked for. We will gladly customize a perfect surf trip to suit your specific needs, so if you want to stay for longer or spend time at a particular spot, then send us a message to discuss your needs.

We hope you will find something to suit with either our 3-day surf trip for short weekend surf trips or the full week 5-day surf trip. Then there’s the 7-day luxury New Zealand surf trip for those wanting a bit more comfort and lastly, for the real adventurer, we have designed the Searcher, a 12 day North and South Island surf trip package


Our itineraries are customized according to each client's choices and needs. We use short-notice accommodation, but we consider what type of accommodation our clients desire and can afford. You can choose the best fit for your group, from hostels and campsites to holiday houses and cottages to top-end hotels and luxury homes.

Getting there
Fly to Auckland International Airport. A member of our team will pick you up in order to start your surf trip.
Fly to Auckland International Airport. A member of our team will pick you up in order to start your surf trip.

New Zealand Surfing Adventures

Leading trips since 2011
Tama Blackburn
Tama Blackburn

After wrapping up his PhD which investigated the sustainable development of surf tourism in the Mentawai Islands, NZ Surfing Adventures founder Nick Towner needed a new focus in life, so he put his energy into setting up a lifestyle business venture.

New Zealand Surfing Adventures was a combination of Nick’s passion for surf adventure around the globe and as well as here in NZ and his educational background in surf tourism. Nick has over 15 years of experience as a surf guide between both the North and South Islands. Nick’s intimate knowledge of both surf and weather conditions, alongside his qualifications in surf instruction, made him the perfect person to guide you on your surf tour in beautiful New Zealand.

In 2016 Nick sold NZ Surfing Adventures to brothers Tama Blackburn and Eli MacDonald, passing on his valuable experience to two guys keen to carry on his vision for New Zealand’s best surf tours.

NZ Surfing Adventures is now under the expert direction of brothers Tama Blackburn and Eli MacDonald with the support of founder Nick Towner. Their mission is for you to score pumping waves on New Zealand’s vast coastline. Tama and Eli know where to score the best and uncrowded breaks in New Zealand. With over thirty years of combined surf experience, these boys will make sure you ride the best surf NZ has to offer - their intimate knowledge of surf and weather conditions alongside the ability to be mobile makes Eli and Tama the perfect people to guide you on your surf tour in beautiful New Zealand.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: Within 24 hours

Choose your dates

The Classic 5 Day New Zealand surfing trip is our most commonly b... more
From $440 / night
The Weekender 3 Day New Zealand Surfing Trip caters to surfers wh... more
From $433 / night
The Deluxe 7 day New Zealand surfing trip is our fully catered lu... more
From $543 / night
For dates and accommodations not listed, or if you want to book further out


What's included?
Airport transfers, accommodation, breakfast and lunch, four wheel transport and surf guide.
What's not included?
Flights, dinner (except for the 7 days package) and travel insurance.
What's the cancellation policy?
Cancel and get a full refund within 48 hours of purchase, or at least 30 days before the trip starts.