Hang Ten with Student Flights

Press Release – Flight Centre

Student Flights Dunedin hit the ground running yesterday and as a helping hand for students looking to plan their mid-semester break, the Dunedin team share their top destinations for the ultimate surfing holiday.Media Release
2 March 2012

Hang Ten with Student Flights

Student Flights Dunedin hit the ground running yesterday and as a helping hand for students looking to plan their mid-semester break, the Dunedin team share their top destinations for the ultimate surfing holiday.

1. Gold Coast, Australia

The name Surfers Paradise says it all. The Gold Coast has one of the best selections of surf beaches in the world with plenty of options for both beginners and experienced surfers.

Enjoy the breaks at Burleigh Heads, Coolangatta and Kirra Beach while accommodation options are still aplenty with many options to choose from.

Student Flights has return airfares to the Gold Coast from $497* ex Auckland, per person.
*Price subject to availability. Valid for sales until 31 March 2012. Travel from 03 March – 13 April 2012. Airfares based on carry-on luggage only.
2. Mentawai Islands, Indonesia

One of the most consistent surfing destinations in the world and home to over 49 breaks and 70 islands – the Mentawai Islands will provide you with the adventure of a lifetime!

The islands are known for their blue water, amazing beaches and breathtaking sunsets.

Student Flights has return airfares to Padang, Indonesia from $1,770* ex Auckland, per person.
*Price subject to availability. Valid for sales until 31 March 2012. Travel until further notice.
3. Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

Located in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, Jeffreys Bay is known as the home of the perfect wave. Dubbed ‘J-Bay’ in the surfing world, this is a world-class surf break which all others are compared to.

Experts say it’s a mixture of the geology, the winds and the swell that combine to produce the perfect wave.

Student Flights has return airfares to Port Elizabeth, South Africa from $2,603* ex Auckland, per person.
*Price subject to availability. Valid for sales until 26 March 2012. Travel from 18 April – 27 June 2012. Based on separate domestic ticket from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth.
4. Fuerteventura, Spain

The second largest of the Canary Islands and only 90 kilometres from the African Coast, Fuerteventura is considered one of the best surfing spots in Europe for heavy, un-crowded waves.

There are a variety of surfing schools providing plenty of options for novices or pro’s, but if you prefer to go solo pick your spot carefully – some of the waves break over shallow reefs and can be very unforgiving.

Student Flights has return airfares to Fuerteventura from $2,640* ex Auckland, per person.
*Price subject to availability. Valid for sales until 31 March 2012. Travel until further notice.
5. San Salvador, Central America

San Salvador offers you beautiful beaches and lonely surf spots to make you feel like it’s just you and mother nature out on the waves.

Aim to get there during the dry season – November to April – for the most consistent breaks.

Student Flights has return airfares to San Salvador from $2,752* ex Auckland, per person.
*Price subject to availability. Valid for sales until 31 March 2012. Travel from 16 April – 30 November 2012.
6. Costa Rica

The laid-back, anything goes vibe of Costa Rica attracts many soul-searching surfers and with a huge number of surfing camps available you will never struggle for choice.

The surfer town of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca and the tiny surrounding communities are a hub for surfers looking to escape from the traditional tourist locations.

Student Flights has return airfares to Costa Rica from $2,735* ex Auckland, per person.
*Price subject to availability. Valid for sales until 31 March 2012. Travel from 12 April – 31 May 2012.
7. Bali, Indonesia

Bali reaps the benefits of the southern ocean swells direct from the Antarctic – resulting in its south-west and south-east coast being littered with great surfing spots.

The perfect destination for a surfing holiday – hit the waves during the day and relax with cheap massages and cocktails in the evening.

Student Flights has return airfares to Bali from $1,289* ex Auckland, per person.
*Price subject to availability. Valid for sales until 31 March 2012. Travel until further notice. Airfares based on carry-on luggage only.

8. Samoa

Some of the best waves in the pacific can be surfed on the islands of Samoa and there is a good chance you might be able to enjoy it all to yourself.

Even the names of the breaks are alluring – Dragon’s Breath and Devil’s Island are just a couple. If you’re still feeling energetic afterwards, there are some great diving and snorkelling spots to take advantage of.

Student Flights has return airfares to Samoa from $549* ex Auckland, per person.
*Price subject to availability. Valid for sales until 31 March 2012. Travel until further notice. Airfares based on carry-on luggage only.
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