It has the best guide and surf instructor! Thank you, Bones! It was a perfect day trip with a glance at the beauty of surfing at Piha beach! Bones is really patience and takes all the time it needs to give you your first experience and the first ride on the board. He makes you feel comfortable in the water even though we never surfed before and my girlfriend is quite scared of the ocean. He is also a perfect tour guide and you soon realize he is a real kiwi by heart! A must do!
We had a great day touring a fantastic part of New Zealand with our fantastic tour guide, Felipe. Felipe made the drive out to Piha smooth and interesting. All the sights we stopped at along the way were stunning, especially the hike to the beautiful Kitekite Falls. Before the surfing lesson, Felipe dropped us off at the Piha cafe to give us a chance to eat as well as take a walk up Lion Rock, which allowed us to truly feel the serenity of the peaceful beach town Piha is. To top it all off, we had a ton of fun learning to surf with Felipe and getting out into the water. We were both beginners but were able to stand up consistently after a little practice. Even though it was a cold August day, our trip couldn't have been better and we would recommend to anyone taking a trip through New Zealand.
The trip to the east coast of North Island was one of the best experiences I had in Auckland. We got to see the whole cityscape of Auckland and a beautiful waterfall. The highlight of the trip was definitely surfing in the Piha Beach. The day was clear and there were some fogs in the distance which gives the beach a mystic feel. I got to enjoy the sunshine and ocean while learning to surf. Felipe was a great and encouraging coach. I had a great time!