Adventure Cook Islands Dive Centre and Rental Specialist
We have bodyboards and surfboards for hire to accommodate big and small.
Rarotonga offers good surf and bodyboard spots around the island, depending on swell and wind conditions. The best time to surf is usually around high tide (check our local newspaper).
The surf breaks here are short, fast and hollow and you won’t find big crowds on any of the surf spots. There are many good bodyboard spots but if you are not sure where to go, look out for local surfers. The local surfing community is friendly and generous considering you show patience and respect.
The surf breaks on the reef just below the surface. Consequently, surfing or bodyboarding in Rarotonga is NOT FOR BEGINNERS. There are no sandy beach breaks around the island!
Here are some of the main surf and bodyboard spots around Rarotonga:
Rarotonga’s passages can have very strong rips! Because of this, it’s best to go out only if you know what you are doing and if you see other surfers already out.