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Surfing in Oakura (nr New Plymouth)

  • Feb 3, 2012 · 4:00 PM

What better way to celebrate Waitangi Weekend than going surfing?!!!

This is a really good surfing beach and much warmer water than in Wellington!! There is a really great campsite by the beach, with a cafe and pub nearby, and a really awesome surf instructor that lives in the village.

(I’ll find out costs of lessons and hiring boards and post more info shortly)

The plan would be to drive up in 2-3 cars on Friday afternoon (leaving Wellington by 4pm to try to miss the traffic), do a bit of surfing and exploring the local area and head back on Monday afternoon. Nearby are walking tracks on Mt Taranaki, or in to New Plymouth for art galleries, cafes n stuff.

So, I think it would would be rude not to :o)

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  • Rowana

    True to form...gnarly

    February 7, 2012

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    Looks like you had a great weekend up north too!

    February 7, 2012

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    Lovely trip will do it again anytime

    February 7, 2012

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    Awesome weekend - great company, good laugh, lots of surfing and coffee.

    February 6, 2012

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    @Ronel / Dan - So, er what's the randsom on my driver's license?

    February 6, 2012

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    Hey Ronel - did you get me email? The plan is to meet up at my house in Newlands at 4.15pm so we can squeeze everybody's gear in to a couple of cars. Can you email me your cell phone number. Cheers, Jo

    February 3, 2012

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    Hi Ronel - I've just resent the email directly to you. If you haven't got it, can you send me an email via meetup to give me your email address and I'll try again!

    February 2, 2012

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    Hey Jo, not sure if I just missed your mail last night or if I did not get it. Is someone coming with me? I live in hataitai but work in lowerhutt, so if I'm taking a person with me I can pick up luggage tonight as well if that makes things easier.

    February 2, 2012

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    I'll email later tonight about lifts etc.... But also wondering if you guys fancy going to see The Feelers on Saturday night at Butlers Reef pub in Oakura. Could be a good night! Sounds like we should be able to pick up tickets on Saturday.

    February 1, 2012

  • Rowana

    Hiya
    I responded to an email, thought it went through. So putting it on here too... yes looking forward to cruzing along for a surf...no accommodation, surf lessons or boards required for me. you can contact me on[masked] once its all sorted... I will meetup with the team on Saturday:) Cheers Ro

    January 31, 2012

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    yeah I might be able to come up Sunday minus the family :-S

    January 29, 2012

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    Thanks Mark - yeah we're all pretty much beginners so Oakura is a great spot.

    January 29, 2012

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    Bummer, Lex. Can you pursuade the family that they should head to Oakura for the weekend and just sneak out to meet up with us?

    January 29, 2012

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    argh sorry guys, I just found out that I have a family commitment next weekend, bummer i was really looking forward to the trip. Have a blast everyone!

    January 28, 2012

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    Here's a website you may find helpful: http://www.swellmap.com/surfing/new-zealand/oakura-beach

    I grew up in the Naki and Ahu Ahu Road has better surf than Oakura beach and it's just down the road. Stent Road if you're a hottie! Oakura beach is excellent for learning though. Hope it's nice weather for you all as it's a nice spot of the country.

    January 27, 2012

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    Hey, I have a little Suzuki Jimny, I am willing to drive up. My Suzuki has a roof rack so I can carry things ontop. My back seat can take a few people but it is a tight squeeze, so I can possible offer to take one person and some luggage that may not fit in other cars.

    January 25, 2012

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    Awesome - fingers crossed for good conditions! Can you let me know 1) if you want surf lessons, 2) have you any experience of surfing 3) need to hire a board. I can investigate any discounts etc

    January 20, 2012

  • Rowana

    Hey all
    Looking forward to the trip. Sussed out a few spots over xmas, hope the weather is kind to us:)

    January 17, 2012

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    Hi mike, closer to the date I can let you know what time I am expecting to leave. I have a station wagon so i can squeeze a few people along with my surfboard.

    January 16, 2012

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    Is anyone driving up after 5 on Friday?

    January 16, 2012

  • Kitty C.

    Thanks Jo, sounds better as I always want to learn but got no chance, this maybe a good opportunity to do so

    January 13, 2012

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    Hi Kitty, this for everyone, experienced or wanting to give it a go! I've done a bit of surfing and got my own board, but there is a really good surf instructor up there who can do lessons for anyone at every level. And there are boards you can hire.

    January 12, 2012

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    Awesome! Congratulations! You just need to learn to that hand signal where you stick your thumb and little finger out and you're officially a surfer :o)

    January 11, 2012

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    sounds awesome, I just brought a board today, so would love to 'break it in'

    January 11, 2012

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