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Surfing in Taranaki (New Zealand) with the New Plymouth Boys High School

The Taranaki region has a host of waves that fan around the base of Mt Taranaki. The region provides surf breaks for surfers of all abilities. The Taranaki region has the greatest concentration of quality surf spots in the North Island. New Plymouth Boys’ High School is located in central New Plymouth overlooking the sea and the well-known surfing and swimming at Fitzroy Beach. Fitzroy Beach offers a really good surf break and has waves to cater for all abilities in most conditions.

Surfing is a major recreation for many New Plymouth Boys’ High School students and staff, with the Taranaki region known as one of New Zealand's major surfing destination. The nearest surfing beach is five minutes from the school and in 2015 New Plymouth Boys’ High School was the top boys surfing school in New Zealand.  While at New Plymouth Boys’ HS, International students are encouraged to give surfing a go. The surf breaks cater for all abilities and the International Department is able to arrange for students to have introductory lessons.

New Plymouth Boys’ High School welcomes students from throughout the world. The school is located in New Plymouth in the province of Taranaki. The city is a 40 minute direct flight from Auckland and has a population of 50,000 people. 

Taranaki has a blend of natural beauty, with many attractions and activities. It is described as 'real New Zealand' and presents a destination with something for everyone. All year round there is something to see and do. In the winter you can ski on Mount Taranaki and surf the beaches on the same day. 

Fees (2020 prices) one term is available on application. NZ$ 17,962 for half a year with hostel accommodation or NZ$ 33,972 for one year with hostel accommodation 

For more information check out the New Plymouth Boys High School page on this web site, or write to StudyNewZealand EU <- click for e-mail

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