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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????

« on: August 12 2006 13:08:00 »

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????

« 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.

By:

Todd

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

By:

Jayd

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

« Reply #3 on: March 20 2008 04:03:00 »

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



By:

I live here

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.

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