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Rapu

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Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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Fantastic Surf Tour!

Must-do surf tour - I highly recommend it!! The tour departed from a convenient pick-up location... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2018
Marianne05j
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Columbia, Missouri
Amazing for learn surf

Rapu adventure is amazing, they have a really good surf instructor. I highly recommend. Finally I... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
catlina U
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Established in 2001, we were known as New Zealand Surf 'n' Snow Tours for 13 years. We have re-branded ourselves as Rapu which in Maori means 'to seek' and, we feel, captures the quest to find that perfect New Zealand adventure. During summer, we offer both day and multi-day Surf Tours. During winter, whether you are a skier, snowboarder or an outdoor adventurer we have snow tour options for you.
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Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Must-do surf tour - I highly recommend it!! The tour departed from a convenient pick-up location in walking distance from our B&B, and the drive to and from Piha beach offered great views of the stunning New Zealand countryside. Our guide, Brett, kept us well...More

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RapuTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Rapu, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you for the fantastic feedback! We love to hear about how our guests enjoyed the experience. Was wonderful to meet you and perhaps our paths will cross again. All the best from the Rapu Team!

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Rapu adventure is amazing, they have a really good surf instructor. I highly recommend. Finally I can take waves for myself. Thank you rapu for awesome class.

Thank catlina U
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RapuTeam, Public Relations Manager at Rapu, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Hi C! Thanks for joining us and hopefully we will see you again. Keep practising!

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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

A bit late but here it goes! Brett is the topnotch ski tour and guide. They were flexible and did their best to accomodate my private tour even with changing weather! Warm, friendly and hilarious Brett! Recommended! :-)

Thank Lala F
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RapuTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Rapu, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

May be late, but we always appreciate hearing from our guests! Thank you for your feedback and perhaps our paths will cross again some day!

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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Excellent instructors and very good hostel! It was totally worth it and I would do it again. I made some very big improvements.

Thank Libor H
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RapuTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Rapu, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2017

Hi Libor! Thank you for your review. It was great to have you join us!

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Reviewed 24 December 2016

I did not die. :D I can swim...in a pool and a little in the ocean...as close to the shore as possible, but I can't swim 50 meters, which I've been told is the length an Olympic size swimming pool. The two instructors emphasized the...More

Thank Anna H
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tquane, Guest Relations Manager at Rapu, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2016

Hey Anna! Thank you for sharing your story. We're so glad that you not only seemed to have a lot of fun but also took away some important beach awareness and safety tips. Now you can feel confident when visting other beaches. We'll pass on...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Rapu adventures has awesome surf instructors and is always at the perfect surf spot. You will not only learn surfing you even will learn something about the environment and the sea, so that you always stay safe when you will go surfing by your own

Thank Tjard D
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tquane, Guest Relations Manager at Rapu, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2016

Thank you Tjard! It was great to have you join us. Yesterday you sussed out the art of surfing. To be able to surf open faced waves with speed and control is a true accomplishment. We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I had an amazing expirence with Rapu surfing, this was my first surflesson ever. Breet was such a good teacher! He picked me up close to where I stayed and droped me off agian. Nice equitment and very instructive about the ocean, have to interact...More

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tquane, Guest Relations Manager at Rapu, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2016

Thank you so much for the awesome review! We wish you could have joined us for a few more days as well. Hope to see you back again :)

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Reviewed 26 April 2016

Brett is a really good surf instructor and I made good progress in only 2 days. It was fun and I learned a lot. You go on the tour with only a small group and they really consider your level of surfing and so on.

Thank Nora W
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tquane, Guest Relations Manager at Rapu, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2016

Hi Nora, thank you for the review. We hope to see you again some time! All the best :)

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Reviewed 22 February 2016

I've taken a few surfing lessons with Brett and was lucky to get to know Tash and Steven too. All of them were super warm, welcoming and just awesome people. Professionally, Brett is amazing at what he does. I've seen so much improvement just from...More

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tquane, Guest Relations Manager at Rapu, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2016

Hey Maxie, Great to hear from you and absolutely enjoyed getting to know you. Hope everything is going well for you. Stay in touch, would be great to see you out in the water this season :)

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Reviewed 11 February 2016

Rapu is the perfect surfcamp! I was there for a 7-day-surfcamp and would highly recommend it! Tasha, Brett and Steven are great and professional, the accommodation at Piha Beachstay is good and the food Rapu provides is high-quality.

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tquane, Guest Relations Manager at Rapu, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2016

Hey Janine, hope everything is going well with you! Drop us a line and let us know what you are up to! Was great to meet you.

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