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New Zealand Surfing Adventures

Now under the expert direction of brothers Tama Blackburn and Eli MacDonald and with the support of founder Nick Towner. Their mission is for you to score pumping waves on New Zealand’s vast coastline. Having toured New Zealand extensively, Tama and Eli know where to score the best and uncrowded breaks in New Zealand. With over thirty years of combined surf experience, these boys will make sure you ride the best surf NZ has to offer – their intimate knowledge of surf and weather conditions alongside the ability to be mobile makes Eli and Tama the perfect people to guide you on your surf tour in beautiful New Zealand. Eli has surfed competitively from a young age and is very knowledgeable about the technicalities of surfing at a high level. Tama is a qualified Chef and is just as passionate about food as he is surfing. You are sure to get an unforgettable experience with NZ Surfing Adventures.

A bit about our history

After wrapping up his PhD which investigated the sustainable development of surf tourism in the Mentawai Islands, NZ Surfing Adventures founder Nick Towner needed a new focus in life so put his energy into setting up a lifestyle business venture. New Zealand Surfing Adventures was a combination of Nick’s passion for surf adventure around the globe and as well as here in NZ and his educational background in surf tourism. Nick is has over 15 years experience as a surf guide between both the North and South Islands. Nick’s intimate knowledge of both surf and weather conditions alongside his qualifications in surf instruction made him the perfect person to guide you on your surf tour in beautiful New Zealand. In 2016 Nick sold NZ Surfing Adventures to brothers Tama Blackburn and Eli MacDonald, passing on all his valuable experience to two guys keen to carry on his vision for New Zealand’s best surf tours.