Taranaki Wave Surfari Trip

Windsurf & Wingsurfing Wave Surfari Trip

A two night Windsurf weekend holiday to the undisputed wild west, that is Taranaki. With its 270° exposure, the Taranaki coastline offers great wave sailing conditions in nearly any wind direction.

Taranaki with its black sands, long bouldery beaches and deep clear Tasman Sea provides open bays, point breaks and reef breaks. Taranaki is known as “Taradise” with Southern Ocean swells and reliable wind conditions that will suit the more experienced skill levels.

Our Surfari trips are all inclusive, meaning you don’t need to do a thing except book the trip and turn up!




2 nights quality accommodation

Single/twin/double share available.


Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner - fully catered throughout your stay.


Professional photos taken of you on the water available.

Fly in?

We offer gear hire of the latest premium equipment.

Local knowledge

We ensure you will be at the right spot at the right time.

What you want to know

2023 / 2024 Season

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Alternatively you can request a date that suits you! Get a crew of four (minimum) and contact us for a Custom Surfari.

  • $650 NZD Single occupancy room
  • $600 NZD Bring a friend per each (2 x single occupancy rooms, must be booked together).
  • $450 NZD Double room / Twin share room per person (must be booked and paid together).
  • $199 NZD  for all gear for your 2 days (if required by prior arrangement).

What you need to know

  • 2 nights accommodation.
  • 2 fantastic days in Taradise!
  • sailing location knowledge and advice.
  • weather conditions knowledge and advice.
  • 2 x continental breakfast.
  • 2 x individually packed picnic lunches.
  • 1 x dinner and desert with complimentary glass of wine (second night only).
  • your own transport to get to and from the spots.
  • your own equipment (unless prior arranged with us).
  • your own drink for the day (we recommend at least a bottle of water).
  • This trip is suitable for intermediate to expert wave-sailing windsurfers. Intermediate to advanced wingfoilers are welcome. To have fun on this trip, you should at least be able to:
    • be competent and confident water-starting
    • be sailing in footstraps and harness
    • be able to get back to where you started from
  • Due to the nature of the sailing locations, we can usually find sheltered areas for less experienced people. At the same time, more experienced people can be out blasting and playing in the rolling swells and waves. We will point you to the best spot for your skill level. 
  • For keen surfers:  Famous breaks such as Stent Road are only ~30 minutes drive from our accommodation.

Please note: we currently do not offer lessons or tuition. If you’re not sure if this trip suits you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

What to expect

You are taken on a two day fully catered wave-sailing windsurfing adventure to Taranaki. The timing of our trips are tailored to the ideal weather conditions, maximising your water time. Advanced Wingfoilers with nerves of steel seeking big ocean swells will find the Tasman delivers!

In New Plymouth CBD and offers plenty of room for everyone to hang out. You will enjoy the large living spaces, spacious bedrooms and five bathrooms.

It starts with a continental breakfast, locally baked breads and freshly brewed coffee (or tea!).

A hearty lunch is individually packed by our local caterer to allow you freedom to roam.

The day finishes with a wholesome meal followed by desert and a lot of tall stories!

We take professional action shots of you on the water which are available to purchase at discounted rates.

We respect your independence throughout the sufari so you are provided with a hearty lunch individually packed each day.

You are provided with spot location, weather condition advice, and we maintain contact with you even if you choose an alternate location to explore. You are not treated like a school group nor do we guide your every movement. We ensure you are at the right place at the right time. It is however ultimately your judgement on your ability to sail in the presented conditions.

Where can you sail

The Taranaki Coast offers a variety of great spots with very specific wind conditions that offers epic wave-sailing. Certain conditions offer free-riding and wingfoiling however its the waves we’re here for. No matter which direction the wind blows, Water Nomads will bring you to the right spot at the right time!

The favourite goto reef break with a gentle lagoon entry. One of the best locations in the country for intermediate sailors wanting to venture into the waves. At the same time seasoned advanced wave hunters can be riding stunning long reef breaks nearly all day!

Right in the heart of New Plymouth a beautiful black sand beach providing a little something for everyone. Wingfoil, Windfoil, Windsurf or Surf with gentle swells and rolling breaks close to our accommodation.

Freeride – Foil – FUN!

Legendary and a favourite for any seasoned wave sailing windsurfer. Also potential new grounds to be broken in for keen advanced swell hunting wingfoiler’s. The coarse sand (i.e. big bouldery bays) can be intimidating, but with a few tips from Water Nomads you can be riding some of the best breaks in the world!

Taranaki Coast Wind Statistic
The accommodation was spectacular, right on the beachfront with amazing views over Oakura beach. The food was plentiful and yummy as well as healthy; a rare combo in my experience. But the best was the classic, down the line wavesailing conditions that Taranaki regularly throws up. An unforgettable trip.