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New to surfing in NZ.« on: October 31 2009 17:10:00 »
Im headed to South Island NZ at the end of nov and starting in Queenstown. But i want to head down to the coast meet some good people, have some good adventures and get some good waves. Im trying to figure out a few things before i go. I was thinking about buying a board, how much does it cost to buy boards there, new or used? whats the surf like in the summer, waves, water temps? necessary equip. wet suit, booties, ect.?
any tips or info would be huge. And if u wanna meet up for session let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RE: New to surfing in NZ.« Reply #1 on: November 02 2009 05:11:00 »
Hey Jason. Dunedin where i live prob has on average the most consistent surf in the south island. Cos we're on a peninsula you can surf everyday if you wanted to.
You can buy new and second hand boards here.Boardwise on george st have a heap of second hand boards at decent prices.200-400 bucks.
You dont need anything apart from a good 3'2 or 4'3 wettie if you find it a bit cool.in the water.it prob doesnt get past 15 degrees here in the water but you get used to it.St clair is the local beach,which most out of towners check first..even loads of locals cos its the most consisten but is average.most of the tume Head out to the peninsula though and you'll find some treasures.
Catlans have sweet breaks aswell.
Just go exploring!