• Surfing

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Delivering world-class surf all-year-round

Means Tairāwhiti is a top destination for surfers from around the world. A strong swell, consistent winds and wide-open beaches all line up to create some of New Zealand’s best breaks.

But for many, surfing in Tairāwhiti isn’t just a recreational activity. It’s a lifestyle that connects everyday people to the humbling forces of nature and creates a relaxed way of being that makes the East Coast a unique and inviting destination to discover.

Winding your way up and around the legendary Pacific Coast Highway, you’ll find secluded, breathtaking beaches around every bend so make sure you have your board handy to catch some unforgettable waves in the land of the first light.  


If you've always wanted to learn how to surf, Tairāwhiti Gisborne is the perfect place to come and try it out! There is safe and shallow beaches with consistent waves that are perfect for beginners - and we have some epic local surf schools who are itching to share their skills with learners!