Living here in the Coromandel for over 20 years, Sandshifters was born from a need to bring what we love the most about where we live and more importantly how we live and share our lifestyle with those who come to visit in the most authentic way, experience our place exactly the way we do - be it for a short time or a while.


Read more about us and our stories. What brings us here and who we are.

Nick Roberts

"I grew up always by or on the ocean either fishing with my dad or spending hours surfing the wild waves of the tasman sea. I am of Ngai Tahu decent and I have an affiliation with the ocean. And now I find myself working beside and with it once again. Manaakitia Katoa."

Meet Nick Roberts! Owner and creator of Sandshifters..

 Born and raised on the South Island West Coast. His father like his father was a fisherman and mother worked for social services and local council.

Nick made the sea change to the Coromandel 20 years ago. Nurturing the beach lifestyle and living for all the magic being near such beauty brings. Nick has travelled the world, living in various countries and embraces other cultures and spending time learning about them, and having them learn about him , our place and our people. A former chef, passionate surfer and dedicated father, when Nick isn't showing people around, you are guaranteed to find him either surfing on the Coromandel or spending time with his 3 kids. If there is anything you want to know about the place we call home, Nick is the man to ask.