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Known as the City of Sails, Auckland has both white and black-sand beaches and is home to more than a dozen epic surf spots, all within a two-hour drive of the city centre. Options for beginner and advanced surfers are endless and give thrill-seekers an option to surf in both the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean.
Auckland’s north shore suburb of Orewa on Auckland’s east coast is a magnet for water sports. Orewa Bar at the estuary mouth, located at the southern end of Orewa Beach is a great surfing spot for beginners to experts, for those who want to catch fun, easy-going waves. Watch out for swimmers at this popular beach, and avoid the river mouths that have strong currents.