Kaikoura's only Surf School
Free phone: 0800 787 352

Kia ora. Welcome to Boardsilly, Kaikoura's only Surf School.

Boardsilly is located in Kaikoura on the East Coast of the South Island.

We are a family owned and operated business with quality gear and excellent customer service. We offer qualified professional instructors in a safe and fun environment.

Call us free phone now and we will pick you up in the Boardsilly courtesy van.

"The best Place to learn how to ride the wave !! Great gear, great teacher, great town!!"
-Thanks, Stefan and Franzi

Dave Lyons

Dave is a qualified NZQA SNZ level 2 ISA (International Surfing Association) Surf Coach, an industry certified SUP instructor and NZ Body Glove Team Rider. With 28 years of surfing under his belt and a title holder in the South Island circuit, Dave loves to share his passion and knowledge with others. Join Dave today and you too may catch the surfing bug!

Kaikoura Surf Breaks

Kaikoura is home to many surf breaks. Kahutara to the south of Kaikoura. Meatworks, Graveyards, Spot X, Sandy Bay, Iron Gate and Mangamanaua are all to the north.
Mangamanaua has a world class surf break status!

Kaikoura Marine Life

Just off shore lays a 2km trench, where two strong currents meet causing a great upwelling of animal and plant nutrients to the surface.
This is the catalyst for the vast population of sea life in Kaikoura. 
Dusky dolphins are residentual in Kaikoura. Common and Hectors are also often seen. With Bottlenose, Orca and the Southern Right Whale Dolphin making the odd appearance. 
An abundance of seals line the coast and seabirds are plentiful. 
Sperm Whales have made Kaikoura their home all year round. Whilst Humpbacks and Blue Whales are seasonal visitors. Whilst Minke, Beaked Whales and  Southern Right Whales visit occasionally.

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Contact Us:

9 Hawthrone Road
0800 787 352