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.
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.
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.