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nztravelguide
post Apr 5 2009, 11:49 PM
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There is some great surfing in New Zealand..........

the website for the info - http://www.surf.co.nz/
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post Apr 6 2009, 10:03 PM
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Raglan = spot on.. yes.gif


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post Apr 6 2009, 10:29 PM
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Te Ari Point north of Auckland, and even the Mount are two really good places to catch a few waves.
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post Apr 9 2009, 11:21 PM
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QUOTE(ScottWoz @ Apr 6 2009, 11:03 PM) *

Raglan = spot on.. yes.gif

You surf?

I've heard NZ is awesome for surfing. Some day I'll learn. It can't be that much different than snowboarding, can it? Swap snow for waves and....you're off? smile.gif


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post Apr 9 2009, 11:39 PM
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QUOTE(wakingdream @ Apr 9 2009, 11:21 PM) *

QUOTE(ScottWoz @ Apr 6 2009, 11:03 PM) *

Raglan = spot on.. yes.gif

You surf?

I've heard NZ is awesome for surfing. Some day I'll learn. It can't be that much different than snowboarding, can it? Swap snow for waves and....you're off? smile.gif



Nothing quite like running along a smooth wave as it crest over you............awesome!!
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post Apr 10 2009, 06:00 AM
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Totally agree. I reckon you'd do well Suze. It's all about 'getting up'. Once you're up you're well away. Happy days..


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post Apr 11 2009, 10:29 AM
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Being near the ocean completes me. Sets me totally at ease and I feel completely peaceful. Still convinced one f these days we've got to make a move closer, whether in Canada or elsewhere.

So, I think surfing would be a really spectacular feeling. Gliding over a wave must be just awesome. One of these days.


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post Apr 11 2009, 07:09 PM
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QUOTE(wakingdream @ Apr 11 2009, 10:29 AM) *

Being near the ocean completes me. Sets me totally at ease and I feel completely peaceful. Still convinced one f these days we've got to make a move closer, whether in Canada or elsewhere.

So, I think surfing would be a really spectacular feeling. Gliding over a wave must be just awesome. One of these days.


I was born deep in the middle of the US (Ohio) a long way from the ocean. When I first went there I was hooked and spent the majority of my life living in the Florida Keys and sailing the Caribbean, then lived on an island in Mexico, Belize and then the best of it all - New Zealand - an island nation where you are never far from the ocean. Where I live now is about 20 steps to the water................. Attached ImageAttached ImageAttached ImageAttached Image[att
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post Apr 13 2009, 05:24 PM
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I'd say I'm jealous but jealousy won't get me closer to the water! smile.gif

From Ohio to NZ huh? Seems like you've followed your heart. That's inspiring. It seems really beautiful there. How long have you been living 'round those parts?


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post May 10 2009, 06:17 PM
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QUOTE(wakingdream @ Apr 13 2009, 05:24 PM) *

I'd say I'm jealous but jealousy won't get me closer to the water! smile.gif

From Ohio to NZ huh? Seems like you've followed your heart. That's inspiring. It seems really beautiful there. How long have you been living 'round those parts?



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post Jul 18 2009, 06:26 PM
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surfing New Zealand is good, Taranaki and raglan are the most consistent. id recommend learning in Bail/Indonesia, waves are more consistent and their is more choice off brakes when going up levels. oh good times...
best brake in NZ for me is Kumura patch or stent road..oh love it whens its a SE wind, SW swell you can get 1 - 1minute 30 rides on it at times..epic


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