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Address: 134 Surfbay, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 800 787 352

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Beautiful board experience

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 March 2016
Emilie N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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 quite a few attempts. The other day we went stand up paddling at 7.30 in... More 

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 time and we went back a second time for an equally great experience!

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Thank MaddieMalda
Boulder, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 out there. I got a few pushes into the white water but nothing that actually... More 

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Thank Robyn H
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 lesson which was a private! Dave helped really well and gave good advice. Great experience!

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Thank Jorn M
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Maddin F
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Markus L
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 he was unsure of his own experience as an instructor and hasn't been exposed to... More 

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Cezanne L, Owner at BoardSilly Surf Adventures, responded to this review

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 participants at risk. It is also a requirement that all participants within a group session... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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. The were really nice and I would go back. Experience was great!

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Thank Dominique572
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015 via mobile

We went for surfing and paddling to Silly Board. Both times it was a great exprience, Dave did everything to make this an unique and enjoyable experience. Wetsuits and equipment are very good and Dave is a very good teacher. We will definetley come back when we are in Kaiokura again.

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Thank Alexander B
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

I've always wanted to try surfing and New Zealand seemed like the best spot! I signed up just a day in advance and they had no problem fitting me in. I was picked up at the information site in Kaikoura and driven out to the surf spot where I was provided with a full wet suit (that kept me so... More 

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