Raglan is a beautiful black-sand beach known as world-class surfing Mecca, catering to both beginner and experienced surfers alike.
It's widely believed that Raglan's Manu Bay has one of the longest and most accessible left-hand breaks in the world - for skilled surfers, it is possible to cruise for up to 2 kilometres non-stop. For beginners or those who are interested in learning to surf, Raglan has regular surfing lessons and even surfing retreats. The stunning west-coast scenery and arty, creative township makes Raglan the perfect place to spend a few days riding some waves.
The west coast beaches of the Waikato region serve up many great surf spots, with Port Waikato and Ruapuke Beach both popular among experienced surfers.