KI­WIS CAN FLY!

New Zealand Surfing - - News -

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.

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