KIWIS CAN FLY!
Kiwis have always been renowned as a well travelled people, no matter where you are in the world, on top of a mountain, deep in an Amazonian jungle or stranded on a sandy atoll somewhere in the Pacific, more often than not the first person that you’ll first hear then see will be another kiwi. You could say it's in our blood, so combined with a surfers addiction and passion for travel a kiwi surfer is a powerful travelling force, willing to go almost anywhere for the lure of a wave and some good times.
While most kiwi surfers with limited time and budget like to stick to the tried and proven; the destinations of Indonesia and the Pacific Islands have been favoured haunts for many generations, yet with surf travel becoming much more diverse and accessible there are options aplenty across the globe for whatever tickles your fancy. You could only have a few days to surf tacked on to a family getaway that has to be planned well in advance or you could have the flexibility in your life to watch swells and board a strike mission to a unique destination.
Whatever your requirement over the next few pages there will be something to wet your appetite. For years Kiwis have gravitated toward warmer locales, such as tropical islands or the Gold Coast, yet it is becoming more common, possibly helped by technological advances that cold water destinations such as African desert point breaks and Icelandic arctic sessions are on the hit list. Wherever and whenever you choose to sample some international waves check the following pages and join the good times club.