Water Nomads New Zealand | Surfboard Rental


Surfboard Rental Centre

Hire the Best Surf and Prone-foil equipment in New Zealand.

Planning to travel by aeroplane for an unforgettable surf experience here in Aotearoa New Zealand? We love to sharing our beautiful backyard with you.  You want to pursue your passion of surfing and exploring the best breaks down-under, and we are here to help you. You don’t need to take your precious board and/or foil in the plane and risk getting it damaged. Generally feeling like a packhorse during your journey. You can just rent everything you need from us for your whole stay, from 7 days to a few months – no strings attached. Tips on idea weather conditions and where the best spots are included in your rental of course.

NZD $ 12.- / day
  • USD $ 8.- / day
  • EUR € 7.- / day

Why rent with us?

Our Surfboards


We are the local experts and can guide you about the best spots and give you tips on the idea weather conditions.

Quality Equipment

We take great care to match our top quality surfboards or foils to your desires and needs. 


A 7 day surfboard rental costs you as little as NZD $154.- - less than a night in a hotel!

Domestic Rental Centers

With over 16,000km of coastline, New Zealand offers plenty of surfspots for any skill level. However, many of those spots are remote and rental gear is simply not available on site.

* These examples are an indication only and are not limited to. Please enquire on your specific requirements.

Water Nomads – taking the pain out of the plane!

What does it cost?

Prices vary, depending how long you are renting and what exactly you’re after. The longer you rent, the better the value. Plus you can add soft roof racks, surfspot guidebook and lockbox etc. 

One Surfboard: making your travels affordable, saves you from excess baggage fees and those transit luggage nightmares.

  • Day 1 – 7 NZD 25.- per day
  • Day 8 – 30 NZD 18.- per day
  • From day 31 NZD 12.- per day

NB: 7 day minimum

Two Surfboards: traveling as a couple or, you don’t want to compromise any wave condition.

  • Day 1 – 7 NZD 40.- per day
  • Day 8 – 30 NZD 30.- per day
  • From day 31 NZD 25.- per day
NB: 7 day minimum

Use the discount code WINTERNZ with your booking and save 20%! *

* Valid for rentals between the 1st of June – 30st of September only.

How does it work?

  1. All our rentals are tailored to your needs.  To help you find the right equipment, please click Submit a Request and tell us about your gear needs and journey plans.
  2. We organise all desired equipment for you here in New Zealand.
  3. You just get here, pick it up, take it with you on your trip, unlimited use, having the best time!

All our boards are supplied with a leash, fins or foils and a board bag, so you’re good to go.

We recommend booking a month in advance of your requirement to ensure we are able to service your needs. One way rentals and short notice requests may incur a fee.

Have a unique request?  Contact us and let us know!

For more details, please refer to our Rental Agreement and Terms of Use.

Use the discount code WINTERNZ with your booking and save 20%! *

* Valid for rentals between the 1st of June – 30st of September only.

Our Reviews

Rented a surfboard for New Zealand. My board was brand new in new bag with new leash and wax. It was size and shape I requested. They offered pick up in Christchurch and drop off in Auckland which worked great for our camper van tour. Someone even met me at camper van return site to pick up the board. Much appreciated!
Water Nomads made my trip incredible - I had foiling gear waiting for me in Queenstown for over the holidays. The equipment was excellent and they connected me with the local community too. A+ experience.
I rented a Surf Board from Water Nomads in Auckland. They were very helpful at advising on where to surf and also had a guidebook and lockbox. It's hard to find a weekly rental on a high performance surfboard. This is a much better option than bringing gear on the plane. I highly recommend Water Nomads.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sorry no, we currently do not offer surf lessons. However there are a plenty of surf schools throughout New Zealand where you can begin you surfing journey.

Once you are on you way, you can then rent from us.

Sorry no, if you are just beginning and learning to Surf you are best to continue with a few more lessons and water time on beginner soft-board gear.

Our gear is suitable from “intermediate” to “expert/pro” where you are comfortable surfing unsupervised and confident in most surf conditions.

Check our Terms and Conditions for details.

Yes, our sweet spot is intermediate to advanced equipment (longboards, shortboards and accessories) from the world leading brands.

We don’t operate out of a physical shop. This means we are not tied to a specific location. We simply work with your travel plans to offer the best place to pick-up and drop-off the gear at nearly any major centre in New Zealand.

Sorry but New Zealand does not have specific surf resorts like other parts of the world. It’s why we are the adventure capital of the world, part of the fun is exploring, and that’s where we can help.

There are a few beach accommodation providers that offer surfboards to guests. In most instances these will be soft-boards.

Yes, you can go where ever you like with our gear in the rental period. Explore New Zealand and find your own special adventures.

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