Dunedin is a great spot for surfers to try their skills and non surfers to learn at the magnificent beach breaks located in close proximity to the city. It has great point breaks on the North coast, several reef breaks and geographical swells. The swells from East and North combine a range of surf breaks (around 10) from Aramoana beach, Murdering Bay and to a little village of Karitane. St. Clair is one of the most go to spots for surfing in Dunedin. The normal direction of wind flow is north to northwest. Otago and Southland surfing spots are for advanced surfers because of their challenging geographical factors like huge swells, greater winds several point breaks. The only drawbacks one might find are chilling water, winds, long hikes and long haul flights.
With two surf bases in St. Clair beach and Warrington beach, Esplanade Surf school has accommodation, coffee kiosks and an experienced team of surfers to guide you through your surfing experience. The school is run by a surfer couple, Jason and Evie Newton.
Since the school has two separate wings to surf, the bases can be switched according to the climatic convenience and wave conditions. The experienced guides will take the advanced lot to the best surf spots. For beginners, spots are chosen with care. It also has a wide range of wetsuits and surfboards to equip yourself for the surfing experience.