Auckland is known as the City Of Sails in New Zealand, as water sports in particular sailing is very popular here. Auckland is New Zealands biggest city and is growing in size all the time. Because of the number of people in Auckland, all the beaches and surf breaks in the area get very crowded in the summer, and even the surrounding areas are busy in the weekends as people go away for the weekend. Auckland is nice and warm as New Zealands climate goes.
Aucklands West Coast features some very good and consistant surf breaks and the west coast of New Zealand always gets good south west swells pushing up from down south. Aucklands East Coast is a little more sheltered and only gets the north/north east swells which are less consistant and a number of the breaks require a good size swell to make them surfable.
Some well known and poular beachs around Auckland are Piha, Muriwai and Bethells Beach.