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Topic: Surfing New Zeland,when is the best time of the year????
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Topic: Surfing New Zeland,when is the best time of the year????
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Alexis

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Surfing New Zeland,when is the best time of the year????

Hi,

I would like to go surfing to New Zeland but dont know really when is the best time of the year? when is the swell bigger and more consistent?

Many thanks1!!!!!!!!!!  

Alexis from Argentinaaaaaa



By:

goofyfoot

RE: Surfing New Zeland,when is the best time of the year????

If it's size you want Alexis, come here in winter - i.e. right now. Pack a 4/3 suit and booties.

By:

Todd

RE: Surfing New Zeland,when is the best time of the year????

January through to May. Both coasts of the North Island are consistantly good

By:

Jayd

RE: Surfing New Zeland,when is the best time of the year????

The best time to surf is when I'm not out!

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I live here

RE: Surfing New Zeland,when is the best time of the year????

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.

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Anita

RE: Surfing New Zeland,when is the best time of the year????

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?

thanks!!

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