MEET WATER NOMADS – YOUR ADVENTURE WINDSURF TRAVEL CENTRE IN NEW ZEALAND.
Remember the time when you loaded up the trusty station wagon or campervan with the windsurfing gear and set off on an adventure? Those days of discovery, windsurfing until you couldn’t hold the boom anymore, roof racks stacked high with boards, and the camaraderie at the campfire in the evening?
Years later, all of that changed to comfortable hotels, ready-rigged gear in the windsurf centre, and cocktails at the bar in the evening. If you want both, adventure and comfort, New Zealand offers a very unique holiday, off the beaten track of your standard windsurf centre destination.
Don’t battle the airlines or travel with all your gear halfway around the world; Water Nomads has premium SEVERNE gear for all your needs and dreams available. Pack the car or camper and go on a windsurfing road trip like back in the good old days, If you want a bit more guidance, join one of the legendary Surfari Trips for an introduction to the best spots this country offers. Your time on the water is Water Nomads mission!
WHERE IS WATER NOMADS WINDSURF LOCATED?
We have a rental equipment based in Auckland and Taranaki, as these are the most popular windsurf destinations in New Zealand, and are flexible to meet with as many travel/rental requirements as possible. Apart from that, we are exactly what the name suggests – nomadic! We not only preach the lifestyle, we also live it: travelling New Zealand all year round in a van, always looking for the best wind and waves. This has given our Water Nomads team a unique insight into most of the spots and can advise on what, where, and when.
We facilitate rentals nearly anywhere in the country as long as we get enough notice to get the required gear to where you want it. Let us know what conditions you are looking for and we can point you in the right direction and hire you the perfect SEVERNE gear for your needs.
The legendary Surfari Trips follow sun and wind and are a great way of getting the most out of your precious holiday as they come with your own personal wind guru, professional photographer, and spot guide. Just turn up, enjoy, and make new friends.
ARE YOU OPEN ALL YEAR?
Yes, we are open all year. New Zealand is a fantastic destination to escape the Northern Hemisphere winter and enjoy summer sunshine, wind, and long days on the water. Though even if you were to find yourself here during June and July, it is still warm enough to windsurf without freezing (especially on the North Island). The Surfari Trips run all year round, always traveling with the best wind: summer in the South Island, winter in Northland, and springtime in Taranaki.
WHAT SEVERNE GEAR CAN YOU RENT?
SAILS (from 3.3 – 7.5)
All sails include performance carbon masts and SEVERNE Metal booms.
BOARDS (from 73-130L)
All boards come with a board bag for safe transport.
WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE?
We have a saying: If you don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes.
We also have the saying: When you go to war bring all your weapons! Meaning conditions vary widely, depending on what season you are traveling and where you are going.
Contact us with your travel plans and we are happy to help you with advice.
WHAT ARE THE BEST MONTHS TO VISIT?
Spring (September – December) is usually the least settled and windiest time of year for most places in New Zealand.
WHAT CONDITIONS DOES THE SPOT OFFER?
New Zealand has over 16000km of coastline, various sheltered harbors plus several thousand lakes. You can find everything from speed strips to world-class wave spots.
FOR WHICH TYPE OF RIDER IS THE SPOT MOST SUITABLE?
You find spots for any skill level and any style in New Zealand. Due to the nature of the rental business, we only rent to intermediate and expert windsurfers – you need to be completely self-sufficient and able to look after yourself. This is adventure travel at its best!
DO YOU OFFER CLINICS AND LESSONS?
No, we do not teach. At Water Nomads we cater to intermediate and expert windsurfers.
DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN WETSUIT AND HARNESS?
There are SEVERNE waist harnesses for you to rent. Please bring your own wetsuit if possible, however, we do have a very limited selection to rent.
WHICH WETSUIT DO I NEED?
In summer on the North Island, you might be okay in boardshorts on a warm day, whereas on the South Island, you will need a 4/3 (especially the inland lakes can be cold). In winter, a 3/2 or 4/3 is okay in the North Island, for the South Island you need a full 5/4 with a hood and maybe a snowboard.
DO YOU PROVIDE ACCOMMODATION?
WHAT IS THERE TO DO BESIDES WINDSURFING?
New Zealand is a huge outdoor playground. As long as you enjoy nature, you won’t get bored here: Go hiking or mountain biking, kayaking or rafting, bungy jump, skydive,…. Any adventure sport you name, you will find it here, as organised activities or just to do on your own. There is plenty to explore between the different spots – traveling New Zealand can be the lifestyle you always dreamed of!
ARE THERE ANY BARS OR RESTAURANTS AROUND?
WHERE CAN I FIND THE PRICES AND BOOK?
For rental information and pricing: https://waternomads.co.nz/windsurf-rental/
For Surfari Trip dates and pricing: https://waternomads.co.nz/surfari-trips/
You can book directly on the website https://www.waternomads.co.nz
You can also email email@example.com or call / WhatsApp +64210445914
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