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Best hotel for surfers

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Best hotel for surfers

I'm planning a surf trip to NZ in September. What are some hotels near surf. We will rent a car but it would be nice to find something beach front.

Christchurch, New...
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1. Re: Best hotel for surfers

Well, you should be warned.. September is winter and the water is VERY cold. You would need a good winter wettie, gimp helment, boots and maybe gloves to be comfortable. Having said that, if you're looking for surf, it's often the best in the winter. Christchurch's best surf beach is Taylor's Mistake, which is most accessible from the seafront suburb of Sumner. There are one or two boutique hotels in Sumner.. google for them. Otherwise, Kaikoura (2 hrs drive north of Christchurch) generally enjoys good pumping surf. Enjoy!