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BoardSilly Surf Adventures

134 Surfbay, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 800 787 352
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Excellent , Highly recommend Board Silly for anybody trying to improve their surfing and gaining... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand
Surfing lesson and stand up paddling

We had a surfing lesson with Dave and his awesome and nice coaches! Was our first surfing lesson... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
Nicole K
via mobile
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134 Surfbay, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 800 787 352
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

Excellent , Highly recommend Board Silly for anybody trying to improve their surfing and gaining knowledge of local conditions . Picked up from my motel by my awesome surf coach for the day Piera . After a knowledgable debrief about the local surfing conditions and...More

Thank Jake-Viking-196
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We had a surfing lesson with Dave and his awesome and nice coaches! Was our first surfing lesson and we really enjoyed it! He helped us with everything and was super enthusiastic and motivating to get us up and surfing the waves. Definitely recommend this...More

Thank Nicole K
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

We were a group from school (15 people) and we went surfing one day and stand up paddling another day. Both were great experiences! Many of us managed to stand up and surf quite quickly, and the other slower ones (including me) managed it after...More

Thank Emilie N
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Dave is great, he'll pick you up from where you are and take you to a great surf spot. He's really good at what he does and had us all catching our own waves by the end of our session. It was a really fun...More

Thank MaddieMalda
Reviewed 8 January 2016

We took a lesson from Board Silly and found it a bit disappointing. We were out with a few other people (5 total) and it wasn't much of a lesson. My husband said they literally didn't say anything to him the entire time we were...More

Thank Robyn H
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

We got picked up by Dave and he brought us to the surfspot. Good waves, different soil(bolders) than we used to but we got very good gear. He provided us with boots and a really well working wetsuit(felt like new ones). My girlfriend took a...More

Thank Jorn M
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

We spend a good time with dave. He is a great guy und the lesson was awesome. I think he really loves his job. Thank you verry much!

Thank Maddin F
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Awsome place with awsome teacher. Everything is well organised and you can learn surf even if it is your first time. Everything was so good.

Thank Markus L
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed my surfing experience and may continue doing it in the future. However the instructor Dave is emotional, judgemental and worries so much that at times I questioned whether it was me going through a new experience or him. It is almost like...More

Thank Khushbu G
Cezanne L, Owner at BoardSilly Surf Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2015

We are very sorry you felt this way... Please be aware you were 10mins late to arrive for the tour that held up the entire group. It is very important that all participants listen to our instruction therefore not to put themselves or the other...More

Reviewed 7 April 2015

I took 3 tours with them. I surfed before so I have'nt took a lesson but I went with them at the beach and during the class, I was surfing at the back. The 2 instructors explained to me where were the rocks and everything....More

Thank Dominique572
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