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Raglan Surf Co.. If you're itching to hit the waves, stop by Raglan Surf Co., a top surfing store. It stocks equipment by all the leading brands and rents surfboards, wet suits, and boogie boards. It's open daily, and the staffers pass along helpful, local surf tips. 3 Wainui Rd., Raglan, 3225. 07/825–8988.
Raglan Surfing School. Learn how to ride the waves at Raglan Surfing School. Several present or past national surfing champions work as instructors. A three-hour session (which includes board and wet suit) is around NZ$89 and ends with a free sauna experience! Surf Adventure Packages run two to five days and include transport, daily surfing lessons, free saunas and accommodation, as well as other adventures such as rappelling, paragliding, and jet-boating. There's also a choice of "surf dames," women's and luxury surfing retreats on offer throughout the year. The school (and surf beaches) is a little way out of town; however, transport is provided throughout Raglan. The school also rents boards and wetsuits at the main Ocean Beach (Ngarunui) daily (9:30–5 November–April). Rental boards are available from the surf school in winter. Summer: Whaanga Rd., Whale Bay; winter: Karioi Lodge, Raglan, 3296. 07/825–7873. www.raglansurfingschool.co.nz.
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