Taranaki is a coast blessed with great surf beaches and swell.  Learn to surf with a lesson, grab a board and explore the coast line, or take a guided multi-day tour

Surfing in Taranaki

Taranaki is a coast blessed with great surf beaches and swell.  Learn to surf with a lesson, grab a board and explore the coast line, or take a guided multi-day tour

Surfing in Taranaki

Taranaki is a coast blessed with great surf beaches and swell. Learn to surf with a lesson, grab a board and explore the coast line, or take a guided multi-day tour

New Plymouth beach (Fitzroy and East End), Oakura and beyond along Highway 45
  • Highlights:
  • Fitzroy Beach, central in New Plymouth
  • Oakura
  • The Taranaki coast along Highway 45
 
DETAILS

Fitzroy Beach
Fitzroy Beach is in the heart of New Plymouth city, it offers a really good beach break suitable for all levels to surf. It offers a really good beach break in all tides, although it's best with at high tide or an incoming tide.

There are toilets, showers, changing room, even a cafe serving up awesome Ozone coffee and a few snacks. There are two Surf Lifesaving clubs on the beach. You can easily get there by the New Plymouth Coastal walkway, or plenty of parking nearby.

It's a black sand beach, pleasant for sunbathing although watch out for hot feet! It can get busy in summer.

Oakura
15km west of New Plymouth, Oakura beach has a good break in many weather conditions. It's a key attraction for surfers in Taranaki.

  • Great food and drink options beachside
  • Protected from SW winds

Surf Highway 45
Pick up different swells around the coast, from New Plymouth and west/south around to Hawera.

  • Relatively uncrowded beaches
  • Classic kiwi towns like Okato and Opunake worth visiting
  • 109km of beaches, from New Plymouth to Hawera

Fitzroy Beach:
Fitzroy Beach surfing

Oakura Beach: Oakura Beach


Trips

guided Surf | New Plymouth region
New Zealand Surfing Adventures
$1,299 per person
guided Surf | New Plymouth region
New Zealand Surfing Adventures
$3,799 per person

Lessons

Surf | New Plymouth region
New Zealand Surfing Adventures
$60 - $120 per person
Surf | Oakura
Vertigo
$65 per person
Surf | New Plymouth City
Surf City New Plymouth School of Surf
$60 - $120 per person
2
Surf | Oakura
Vertigo
$65 - $80 per person

Surfboard Hire

Surf Hire | Oakura
Vertigo
Taranaki is a coast blessed with great surf beaches and swell.  Learn to surf with a lesson, grab a board and explore the coast line, or take a guided multi-day tour

Surfing in Taranaki

Taranaki is a coast blessed with great surf beaches and swell.  Learn to surf with a lesson, grab a board and explore the coast line, or take a guided multi-day tour

Surfing in Taranaki

Taranaki is a coast blessed with great surf beaches and swell. Learn to surf with a lesson, grab a board and explore the coast line, or take a guided multi-day tour

New Plymouth beach (Fitzroy and East End), Oakura and beyond along Highway 45
  • Highlights:
  • Fitzroy Beach, central in New Plymouth
  • Oakura
  • The Taranaki coast along Highway 45
 
DETAILS

Fitzroy Beach
Fitzroy Beach is in the heart of New Plymouth city, it offers a really good beach break suitable for all levels to surf. It offers a really good beach break in all tides, although it's best with at high tide or an incoming tide.

There are toilets, showers, changing room, even a cafe serving up awesome Ozone coffee and a few snacks. There are two Surf Lifesaving clubs on the beach. You can easily get there by the New Plymouth Coastal walkway, or plenty of parking nearby.

It's a black sand beach, pleasant for sunbathing although watch out for hot feet! It can get busy in summer.

Oakura
15km west of New Plymouth, Oakura beach has a good break in many weather conditions. It's a key attraction for surfers in Taranaki.

  • Great food and drink options beachside
  • Protected from SW winds

Surf Highway 45
Pick up different swells around the coast, from New Plymouth and west/south around to Hawera.

  • Relatively uncrowded beaches
  • Classic kiwi towns like Okato and Opunake worth visiting
  • 109km of beaches, from New Plymouth to Hawera

Fitzroy Beach:
Fitzroy Beach surfing

Oakura Beach: Oakura Beach


Trips

guided Surf | New Plymouth region
New Zealand Surfing Adventures
$1,299 per person
guided Surf | New Plymouth region
New Zealand Surfing Adventures
$3,799 per person

Lessons

Surf | New Plymouth region
New Zealand Surfing Adventures
$60 - $120 per person
Surf | Oakura
Vertigo
$65 per person
Surf | New Plymouth City
Surf City New Plymouth School of Surf
$60 - $120 per person
2
Surf | Oakura
Vertigo
$65 - $80 per person

Surfboard Hire

Surf Hire | Oakura
Vertigo