Water Nomads
Multi-day ToursSurfing & WindsurfingWater SportsEquipment Hire
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Windsurf, wingfoil and surf your heart out in one of the best multi-sport locations in the world! Water Nomads are New Zealands premium watersports rental specialist. We also offer windsurfing and wigfoiling trips / camps to the best locations throughout the country. Get your hands on the latest Severne and Starboard windsurf equipment, PPC and AXIS wing foiling gear or rent an NSP surfboard. Enjoy superb conditions without the hassle and risk of taking your own precious boards and rigs on the plane. Prefer travelling like a local? Travel like a local by joining us on a Surfari break, which are memorable for all the right reasons. Come a stranger - leave a friend
Auckland, New Zealand

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2024

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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
This was our 15th trip with Water Nomads! Imagine a holiday where all you have to do is show up and enjoy your sport whilst all the rest is taken care of. Now imagine that this all happens in a paradise of clear water and bush clad beaches. That's why we keep coming back for more.
Written 2 July 2024
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15 out of 23 Water Nomads Trips! You didn’t miss many. Thank you for the review and we are looking forward seeing you again soon!
Written 15 July 2024
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Hamish J
Gore, Southland, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
Big thanks to Water Nomads, great group of people, top accommodation and food. Fantastic spot knowledge and advise. Beautiful part of the country. Would book again and plan to in the future.
Written 1 July 2024
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Thank you Hamish, looking forward seeing you on another trip or catching up with you on the water down south.
Written 15 July 2024
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Fergus
Auckland, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Enjoyed another epic Lakes & Mountains odyssey with Water Nomads recently. Superb water, incredible surroundings, the best wing foiling, quintessential hosts (Bevan & Heidi), delicious food, and the best company.

My second year done, superb photos provide by Water Nomads providing great memories; I'm now busy planning the next trip.
Written 21 February 2024
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Thank you Fergus, it was an absolute pleasure having you join us again. I’m already looking forward to getting on the water with you during the Northland Surfari!
Written 9 March 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Wow, what an experience. 5 days of epic wind, great people, amazing food and loads of fun in the Canterbury lakes. I’m going back in 2025
Written 12 February 2024
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Thank you Lorne, it was great to have you as a guest. Bring on 2025!
Written 13 February 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
This is bucket list territory. Just finished an amazing week on the water in the southern lakes with water nomads. Heidi and Bevan's experience with the lakes and the weather meant we were on the water at different lakes every single day. As hosts and guides they are in a league of their own and bring some serious watersport creds to boot. The jaw-dropping scenery of epic mountains and turqoise blue glacier lakes along with some fantastic food and the awesome company of others in the group made this trip super special. So much so we've already booked our next trip with water nomads.
Written 12 February 2024
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Thank you for the kind words. It was great having you and your wife join us, you were always up for a laugh. Can't wait to share more water time with you both on our next trip!
Written 13 February 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Water Nomads were fantastic, flexible, gracious, and enabled me to get out on the water and enjoy the best windsurfing of my life. The gear was spectacular. I was visiting family in Christchurch and they got me the gear I needed to get out onto Lyttelton Harbour. Thanks Heidi and Bevan!
Written 7 January 2024
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Thank you David. It was great going for a blast with you and seeing your big smile coming off the water. Hope to see you again here sometime.
Written 8 January 2024
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John B
Santa Catalina, Panama
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Rented a surfboard for New Zealand. My board was brand new in new bag with new leash and wax. It was size and shape I requested. They offered pick up in Christchurch and drop off in Auckland which worked great for our camper van tour. Someone even met me at camper van return site to pick up the board. Much appreciated!
Written 31 December 2023
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Thank you for your review. It’s good to hear you had a fantastic time in New Zealand.
Written 1 January 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Fantastic trip. Brilliant option to explore new spots in a fun social setting with great food, excellent rental gear, and lots of helpful advice.
Written 27 October 2023
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Thank you, it was great seeing your big smile on the water. Keep on sailing!
Written 29 October 2023
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Fergus
Auckland, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Awesome. Water Nomads offer a unique and personalised five star experience, whether it is a surfari or a high quality gear hire.
Written 2 August 2023
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Thank you for your kind words :-)
Written 8 August 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Signed on for the Water Nomads Northland Safari as a solo traveller and so glad I did rather than going North alone!
Great fun arriving at the beach to find a bunch of other keen wingers to share in the stoke!!
Heidi and Bevan’s local knowledge made the most of the conditions by putting us in the right place at the right time and their easy going nature made the whole experience really enjoyable.
Food and accomodation are spot on with the freedom to take a packed lunch and venture where ever you like a high lite.
Highly recommend WaterNomads and look forward to joining them on the Southern Lakes Tour.

Cheers
Joel.
PS-great photos to!!
Written 31 July 2023
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Thank you Joel for your kind words. We really enjoyed having you as part of the crew - good to get inspired. Looking forward to the next trip with you! PS: It's all about the model ;-)
Written 1 August 2023
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