Surfing vacation in West Auckland encloses surfing beaches along the west coast from Muriwai southwards to the north head of Manukau Harbour. Compared to the east coast beaches the rugged west coastline offers the more consistent surf conditions for this popular water sport.
Piha Beach is one of the destinations that stand out to spend some all round surfing holiday in New Zealand.
In 1958 already, the Americans Rick Stoner and his companion Bing Copeland cherished Piha for its surf qualities. Since then its reputation grew to the top of New Zealand’s surfing beaches surf able at most tides.
Lion Rock divides the long black sandy strand into two parts: South Piha and North Piha. Each of them has its own surf lifesaving tower to watch over surfers and swimmers between the flags.
Its rank on top of the surf rescue list reminds to stay between the flags while swimming. Meanwhile for surfers it is crucial to know about the rips and currents around the shoreline. They are ever changing with wind, tides and waves who keep sand in a constant move. Therefore some professional surfing instructions can help to learn about the conditions to enjoy a great time without making use of your New Zealand travel insurance
Follow Pia Road straight
Regular updates on the water quality is provided by the Waitakere City Council. The link is found on our page of government websites.
is a popular place for surfing vacation.
All along Piha Road and North Piha Road start short tracks to look outs and longer bush walks with magnificent sea views in varying difficulties. Some keep opportunity to discover secluded beaches like Whites Beach or Anawhata Beach, waterfall and waterholes, Nikau palm groves and bush with vivid bird life.
Do it the kiwi way to have great holidays in New Zealand