Water Nomads is New Zealand’s premium water sports rental specialist.

We are your long term water sports hire experts for windsurfingSurf, SUP and Sea Kayak. We enable you to make your holiday in New Zealand an unforgettable trip of a lifetime.  Be like a local and don’t miss out on your favourite sport as you travel.

With over 16,000 km of beautiful, wild and remote coastline and countless lakes, New Zealand is a paradise for all water sport lovers at any skill level. For most parts of the country, it is never more than a few hour drive between the Pacific Ocean in the East and the Tasman Sea in the West. With some flexibility and an eye on the forecast, you will find good conditions for whatever you are after. 

Grab one of our surfboards and shred world class point breaks or learn to surf on stunning sandy white beaches. Explore rugged coastlines on our rigid or inflatable SUPs and paddle to uninhabited islands with one of our seakayaks. Or rent one of the latest windsurfing boards from Starboard and Severne and go for a  blast on one of the countless glassy lakes in the South Island with their breath-taking mountain backdrops.

Contact us now to discuss your plans and needs.

Being passionate about our sports, we want you to have the best experience in New Zealand.

Yes, we are gear snobs here at Water Nomads, therefore we won’t rent anything that we wouldn’t use ourselves.  We believe you get more out of what you are doing if your kit is the bomb!

Renting windsurfing equipment outside of Auckland is nearly impossible.  You are relying on kind locals or the odd shop to rent out their private equipment. It is not much better when it comes to SUP or Surf boards. If you want to take them away and surf elsewhere, especially in the South Island, you will be  limited to the main centres.

How does this all work? It’s as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. You let us know your plans and your gear needs.
  2. We organise the gear for you here in New Zealand.
  3. You pick it up and have a fantastic time!

What advantage is there to rent? Well, travelling internationally…

  • No restrictions, use it as if it were yours.
  • All the gear is tailored to your needs and budget.
  • We take all the hassle and risk out of transporting your own gear

Have the time of your life travelling New Zealand – we have you covered!

Water Nomads offer long term rental for everything you require to go WindsurfSurf and SUP.  Regardless if you want to travel one week or two months, we won’t cut your amazing adventures short.  And of course, advice and local knowledge is free!

No matter what your passion is:

surfing big waves

cruising in idyllic bays

or, blasting in open ocean swells

Windsurfing:

New Zealand has it all! Free-ride and cruise in beautiful bays, wave sail in empty world class breaks or fight the elements in one of the windiest cities in the world…

Why choose New Zealand as a destination for your windsurf holiday?

  • New Zealand is in the southern hemisphere.  With summer from December to April, this makes it an ideal winter escape destination for everyone from the Northern hemisphere.
  • Pacific Ocean on the East, Tasman Sea on the West, at least one of them is delivering.  Though there is plenty to discover and do even when there is no wind or waves.
  • Sub-tropical climate!  The northern parts of the country for windsurfing is very pleasant all year round.
  • Freeride and Wave spots for all skill levels in most regions.
  • Unspoiled and stunning coastline with unique and varied landscapes.
  • Uncrowded spots and friendly locals: most locals are pleased to share their spot and a beer with fellow windsurfers!
  • Windy Wellington, world class waves in Taranaki, wild sandy beaches tucked away in Northland and breath-taking backdrops throughout the South Island.

For more info about the weather and the different areas, check our NZ Travel page.

Sounds great, but how do I get all of my gear over to New Zealand? That has to be a huge hassle…..

You don’t need to!  At Water Nomads we have a wide variety of boards and rigs to cater for every level, bodyweight and style of windsurfing. We offer a modular system to custom tailor your equipment. Rent board and rig, add another rig or just a sail, we make sure you have the best gear according to your needs and/or budget so you can enjoy your holiday.

Try our cost calculator to find out how much it costs.

Contact us now for windsurf info & rental

SUP / Surf:

We also rent Stand up paddleboards (SUP) for surf and flat water / allrounders as well as surfboards.

  • New Zealand is in the southern hemisphere.  With summer from December to April, this makes it an ideal winter escape destination for everyone from the Northern hemisphere.
  • Pacific Ocean on the East, Tasman Sea on the West, at least one of them is delivering.  Though there is plenty to discover and do even when there is no waves or to much wind.
  • Sub-tropical climate!  The northern parts of the country for surfing and SUP is very pleasant all year round.
  • Wave spots for all skill levels in most regions.
  • Flat water lakes and estuaries can be found in every region and in most conditions.
  • Unspoiled and stunning coastline with unique and varied landscapes.
  • Uncrowded spots and friendly locals: most locals are pleased to share their spot and a beer with fellow surfers!
  • World class waves in Raglan, Taranaki or wild Gisborne sandy beaches tucked away in the North Island and breath-taking backdrops such as Kaikoura, throughout the South Island.

For more info about the weather and the different areas, check our NZ Travel page.

Sounds great, but how do I get all of my gear over to New Zealand? That has to be a huge hassle…..

You don’t need to!  At Water Nomads we have a wide variety of boards to cater for every level, bodyweight and style of surfing or SUP. Rent a board and we make sure you have the best gear according to your needs and/or budget so you can enjoy your holiday.

Try our cost calculator to find out how much it costs.

Contact us now for surf and SUP info & rental