West Coast Surf Links Page

Time and Tides

The best time to go surfing is generally on an incoming tide, from about 2 hours past low tide is ideal but any time can be worked with.

Here are some websites for Tide information (or just ask us! because we will know :-)


Want an idea of what the weather is going to do? Try these websites.

The West Coast has so much to offer and a big part of that is exploring the area.

Here are some fantastic activities to enjoy while you are here, all in the Buller region and all awesome experiences!


Established in 1987 and world famous for their #1 adventure, ‘Underworld Rafting’.

Spectacular landscapes, historic mining trails, or visiting New Zealand's largest opencast coal mine, while you relax in one of their fully air-conditioned four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicles.

Punakaiki Canoes offers rental kayak trips and guided trips into the heart of the Paparoa National Park 1km north of the Pancake Rocks and blowholes at Punakaiki

Things To Do In Karamea? Try Mountain biking, Kayaking, River-bugging, Tubing, Fishing. Caving or Horse-riding.

An exciting variety of guided bush walks and guided cave tours in a unique and remote corner of warm rainforest of the Northern West Coast near Karamea : the Oparara.

West Coast Accommodation

Eating Out

Transport around the area

Everything else - Regional Portal websites...

The Buller district is at the top of the South Island’s West Coast. This is the official website and it's a real goodie, if you can't find it here, then it's probably not there...

The mighty West Coast. This is an official website and it's also a goodie, if you can't find it here, then it's probably not there...

Contact Details

Lessons 10am & 2pm Daily from in front of the houses...




Location of Lessons:

IMPORTANT: Lessons 10am & 2pm Daily are from WCSurf van at the bay in front of the houses

See you

Tauranga Bay is an idyllic surf beach in a stunning setting, tucked into a sheltered bay on the untamed wild west coast. It has a long sandy beach and is free of crowds. This creates a unique experience to learn to surf from and Mark provides a fun, safe environment to facilitate this.

Physical address:

299 Tauranga Bay Road,
West Coast
South Island, New Zealand

Postal address:

PO Box 393
Westport 7866
New Zealand



Lets Go Surfing!
Helping surfers, Tauranga Bay, Cape Foulwind, Westport, Aotearoa. Since 1998

West Coast Surf for surfing, coaching, hire and repairs at Tauranga Bay on Cape Foulwind, 20km south of Westport