New Zealand Surf Trips

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Surf Perfection in New Zealand

Just a step away from some of the world’s best mountains are some of the Pacific Ocean’s best waves. New Zealand usually sits first in skiers' minds when searching for their next snow sojourn, but surfers will find a myriad of uncrowded surf spots and hollow waves on offer in this untapped surfing mecca. Its North Island boasts beautiful spots like Raglan, heralded as “the Byron Bay of New Zealand” and claiming the country’s longest point break, as well as Piha Beach, an ultra-consistent stretch of sandbar not far from NZ’s capital, Auckland. Waves are solid, barrels are common, and chilled, friendly locals are everywhere. LUEX has all you need to know to begin your surf adventure to New Zealand. Get in touch today to find out more.

Why book with us

The best thing about booking with us is that we are unbiased. We don’t have exclusive contracts with selected resorts, operators or providers in New Zealand, but rather have them all to make sure you get exactly the holiday you are dreaming of. No compromises, no sad faces - as we offer the widest collection of alternatives for surfing in New Zealand.

The surf has captured our hearts for years. Most of our staff have spent extensive time living, traveling and hunting waves across the globe and we know the best operators and destinations to suit your budget and skill level. With us, it’s always personal. We cater to your needs and come up with the best alternatives that suit you.

We offer best price guarantee - always and forever! We figured out all the cost traps, so you don’t have to. There are many. But through our extensive network and long-lasting relationships, we know how to avoid them and save you hard-earned cash on unnecessary costs.

We offer safe, fast and reliable payment and booking options. But what makes LUEX stand out is that you are talking to real people! Our dedicated sales agent not only walks you through the process step-by-step but will assist you with everything you need along the way. Jetting off to your dream destination has never been easier!

At LUEX, you get to talk to real people with real input! All of our sales agents are experienced surfers, and understand what it’s like to book your first (or second or third) surf trip. No scripted messages, no robot typing – just real-time assistance and a human touch.

Meet your expert

The Gaucho in our crew! Nacho studied Business Administration in Buenos Aires and knows his way around surf breaks all over Latin America, Indo & Fiji. A keen explorer, he also had a couple of waves in the Maldives, Morocco, Europe, NZ, OZ & Easter Island! Nacho's favorite surf destination is the Mentawai Islands in Indonesia; however, he will provide you Stormrider guide-like knowledge on any of the dreamy surf areas he manages. Our LUEX in-house barista always makes sure he helps people with anything that might contribute to their best surf vacation ever.

Be Aware

New Zealand beaches are incredible to surf. The waves lay more power than most would expect and it’s not uncommon for the ocean to get a little nasty at times. Rips can be quite strong and frequently appearing on certain beaches. Lifeguards at popular Piha beach rescue an average of 150 to 200 people each year. So, if you’re bringing along non-surfers, make sure they listen to local lifeguards, follow swimmer safety protocols and respect the ocean. “Swim between the flags” is a popular saying down under, and smart visitors should do exactly that. There’s nothing much more to do beyond this than enjoy one of the Pacific Ocean’s most beautiful beach destinations.

What our customers say

"New Zealand isn't just an amazingly beautiful country but also a surfer's paradise. You can find beaches where is NOBODY! You are surfing all by yourself and this is simply gorgeous."

Mike
(Piha Eco Sanctuary)

"Surf Tours are cool because you see so many different places and you can surf different waves everyday. So if you like variety you should book this trip!"

Lily
(New Zealand Surf Tours)

"That's an expecience I'll NEVER forget"

Vanessa
(New Zealand Heli Surf Tours)

"What a sick trip. The name says it all! It was an adventure!"

Abraham
(New Zealand Surfing Adventures)

Three Reasons to book a New Zealand Surf Trip

01

Take a helicopter to the surf

Hey, if snowboarders can do it, why can’t surfers? Okay, it sounds mildly pompous… the thought of taking a chopper to the lineup is borderline over-the-top. But wait till you board your private helicopter, surfboard in tow, and you’re delivered to surf breaks inaccessible by car. Thanks to New Zealand Heli Surf Tours, scouring the waves across NZ is an easy and incredible task. Contact LUEX today to book your first heli surf safari in New Zealand.

02

New Zealand is a magnet for unforgettable waves

New Zealand is pumped by swell from the Pacific Ocean. Its colder months are the ideal time to chase waves, with March to November boasting the most regular bout of swells. Waves whip their way up from the roaring forties, where water barbarians will find them thick, hollow and rippable. Despite its magnetism for high-quality surf, most spots generally lack the crowds of the better-known surf destinations around the globe. For those wanting local expertise to find them New Zealand’s hidden treasures, consider a heli surf adventure or a custom road trip. Contact LUEX for more information on how to make the most of New Zealand’s unforgettable surf.

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Friendly locals down under

No locals come much friendlier than the warm, hospitable and chilled Kiwis. New Zealand has long boasted a rich and welcoming culture, aimed at community and sharing. It is also a place of big personalities, set upon the cultural input of the indigenous Māori people. Vibrant exchanges with strangers are common, and it won’t take visitors long to realise that positivity and humour are centric to the New Zealand spirit. No matter how far you travel to experience New Zealand, you’ll feel right at home thanks to the country’s friendly locals.

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