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Surfsup New Zealand is an eco-friendly and sustainable
tour operator and online retail shop based in Whangamata,
New Zealand.

Since 2015 we have been offering exceptional kayak tours,
equipment hires and surf lessons
with the popular
Whenuakura – Donut – Island as a must do in the Coromandel.

In 2022 we have decided to expand our online retail shop
experience, with sustainable and health orientated products.
Some of our highlight products are our Bio-degradable Tail
Pads, recycled leashes & wax combs and fitness clothing
made with Emana Fibber.


So worth taking the guided tour of this place vs renting kayaks on our own. We learned a lot about the history of the island and surrounding town. Guide (Mauro) was super friendly and knowledgeable and his partner Anne was super responsive over emails beforehand. They offer loaner wetsuits keep you warm as well.

Dan Medici

Absolutely loved our Donut (Whenuakura) Island tour! The guides were really nice, had so much knowledge and were really funny. We had a great time exploring the islands. You kayak inside Donut Island and it's just breathtakingly beautiful. Clear bright blue water! Was easy enough kayaking out that far and had a little stop in along the way on one of the islands and had a cup of kawakawa tea all together and had a little education session before heading back to shore! You get given a dry-bag for your cameras, a lifejacket of course and a wetsuit if you choose to. Wear a hat and lots of sunblock!


Went kayaking to doughnut island with my daughter today. Kayaking is not my kinda thing and did this only for her.Booked tour guide through surfs up. I was very worried as my daughter is 11 and it was our first kayaking together. The guys were beyond amazing with the help and tips they provided. The kayaks were in very good condition lessons given were very helpful. We strayed many times and they came back to get us. Thank you guys, you made the day very memorable for us both. I would highly recommend surfsup for any kayaking tours for the beginners.

Vindya Naidu

This was an unreal experience! The views were spectacular and surreal. The service was great and thorough instructions and a safety talk were undertaken before my unguided kayak hire. 10/10, would do it again!

Natalie Cousins

Just wow...... Now this is one of the best place which is visited in north island..... views are really stunning!!...... when we entered through the cave that experience was awesome.... staff was really good and special thanks to my guide ( MAURO ) for amazing tour.

Thank u

Vikramjeet Singh

It was our 2nd time attempted and I was so excited that the weather was perfect. I really enjoyed kayaking to Whenuakura Island. I appreciate your willingness to make amends and it was a pleasant and wonderful experience. Thank you for the follow-up.

Sunny Park

Excellent service, extremely satisfied with the kayak tour to Donut Island guided from Surfsup. It was an amazing experience for the whole family, even though for beginers as my 7 and 10 years old kids who have had lots of fun. Our guides Mauro and Francois were the best, very kind, helpful, and have shown professionalism informing us about the tour, safety guidelines and about the island, the Maori culture, etc... It was one of the best birthdays my wife has had ever!!!
I highly recommend this company. Many thanks Mauro and Francois

Junior Fernandes

Easy to find and book with. Donut island is stunning and definitely a must do.

Liana Columbro

These guys are so good. 5 star for our experience. It was our first time we were in a kayaking boat. I took a guided tour to go to donut island. The guides with us were very patient to tell us everything in detail. Initially we were struggling to get with the group. Then they helped us to tow us till we reach with the group. Thank you so much guys for a memorable experience.

Anand Antony

Such an amazing experience. A must do for any one visiting the Coromandal. We did a morning tour and the conditions were stunning, a nice leasurely paddle with stunning scenery the whole way. With our guide Mauro sharing his knowledge of the islands you definitely leave with a greater appreciation for the conservation of these amazing islands. A break to enjoy kawakawa tea on the most beautiful beach was the perfect finish to a great tour. Thanks so much Mauro and the Surfsup team for the experience!

James Scott

We spent an amazing afternoon at Whenakura island with friends and a lovely team. Thanks to our guides Nick and Garen this trip was an absolute highlight with lots of fun. This place is just magic and pure natural beauty. Even on a cloudy day the water is so clear that you can see to the ground and lots of fishes. Thanks for a wonderful day!

Luise Schneider