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RE: Surfing New Zeland,when is the best time of the year????« Reply #1 on: August 14 2006 23:08:00 »
If it's size you want Alexis, come here in winter - i.e. right now. Pack a 4/3 suit and booties.
RE: Surfing New Zeland,when is the best time of the year????« Reply #2 on: September 20 2006 14:09:00 »
January through to May. Both coasts of the North Island are consistantly good
RE: Surfing New Zeland,when is the best time of the year????« Reply #4 on: April 05 2009 18:04:00 »
Ive surfed here for 20 years. It totally depends on the place and the year, but the most reliable spots are pretty easy to pick. I agree with the other post, late summer through early winter North Island pumps both coasts. The beauty of this country is you can suss out a new weather system and rock up to where it is hitting best.
Winter in Raglan is a good base. Come late summer, get a car and mobile internet connection, check the surf websites, be prepared to move around and you will surf quality every single day. Water temps dive from 20+ to 17 or cooler so bring rubber for the cool down.
RE: Surfing New Zeland,when is the best time of the year????« Reply #5 on: December 10 2015 18:12:00 »
what is the surf like in August? I was going to head over for the snow but my partner wants to surf so trying to find the best of both worlds?