Mount Maunganui, one of New Zealand’s well known surf destinations. White sand beaches and easily accessible surf breaks line this beautiful coastline.

Featuring plenty of surf schools and a fun beach break, the Mount – as it is known by locals – is popular with both beginner and expert surfers alike. The white sand beach stretches as far as the eye can see, and at the tip is the dormant volcano Mauao. Head here to catch some waves in summer and you'll find a buzzing beach atmosphere and plenty of passionate locals more than happy to have a chat about the area's popular surfing culture. Discover more top surf spots in the North island here.

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