Ive just arrived in auckland today(3rd feb) with my surfboard hoping to meet similar people wanting to find waves and discover all NZ has to offer.
Does anyone have any advice about the best way to go about finding people and if its worth me gettin a camper van then advertising for people along the way? or sharing a car together??
Welcome to NZ! Ill go surfing with you!! Haha. Probably one of the best (and closest) surf spots in the North Island is Raglan, its about a 45 min drive from hamilton. Im not sure how you will go about meeting people, I guess just go out there and you will find like minded people. Last time i went to raglan there were plenty of tourists and backpacking folk! Hope this helps, Luke
yeah i would definately recommend raglan for some good surf and everyone is real friendly.
have fun x
i would completely recommend checking out www.newzealandsurftours.com as they offer groups surfing lessons and might meet a few people doing the same thing...iof nothing else you will score some perfect waves