Surfers DTS

New Zealand
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Do you like surfing?

love sun, sea, sand, coffee,

hot chips and surf culture ?

 New Zealand is a laid back, beach loving culture, and home to hundreds of surf beaches on the North Island alone. When breath taking landscape meets pristine ocean waters of the East Coast to produce well-formed waves year-round, it truly is a surfers’ paradise! This DTS caters to surfers of all skill levels. It is not essential that you can surf, beginners are welcome.

There is a “learn to surf” weekend early in the school, where those who have never surfed will be taught, before heading out. Come and join us for an adventure of passionately with respective to the incorporate pursuing God in the classroom alongside the other DTS streams, and then hit the waves every weekend with your fellow surfers.

As well as surfing DTS students can also body board and skim board at the beach. If you love sun, sea, sand, coffee, hot chips and surf culture, then grab your bibles and boards and come be a part of what God is doing amongst the surf sub-culture of New Zealand.

The price listed below is all inclusive for our lecture phase, and outreach phase! It includes accomodation, food, stream activities, speakers, flights to and from outreach, and all outreach expenses.

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DTS Dates

19th January, 2019 - 21st June,2019

20th July, 2019 - 20th December, 2019

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UofN Accredited

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Wanting to Learn?

There is a weekend early in the stream where all surfers will be taken to Waipu Cove and will spend an afternoon with a team of Surf Instructors. increasing the skill of those who already surf, and teaching those who are new.


INFO ​The Surfers DTS has 12 weekends over Lecture phase where the surfstream will go out to local beaches either Maungawhai Heads, Waipu Cove, Ocean Beach, and Te Ari Point, out on the East coast of New Zealand. Not all 12 weekends will include just surfing, as we have 2 weekends that are set aside as “Free weekends” for the students to go out on their own, and explore some of the country side of New Zealand North of Auckland city. There are other activities that the Surf stream will be able to apart of, however they are weather dependent and subject to change at any point throughout the DTS.

What to Bring

Surfboards and wet suits are provided for all students, however if students have personal boards and wet suits we encourage you to bring them.


What People Are Saying

My DTS at Zion completely transformed me. I came here broken and hurt - but Gods overwhelming, reckless LOVE absolutely healed my heart.  

Ida Dolk


I came here to find God and to know Jesus better . I wanted to know what my identity is in God. In Him we are pure. God is a loving father and he has only loving ways for us. We don't have to be afraid, because God cares about us and He loves us and He wants a relationship with us! To come here was the best decision, I ever made.

Delia Koller


At YWAM ZION hearts get healed. There is a lot of support and love and acceptance here. I believe it's an investment that will pay back a lifetime of blessings!

Kathryn Drinkwater

New Zealand