Whenever we go to the bay the kids call for another visit to Splash Planet in Hastings. Not just a polite request, they get pretty excited.... 'Pleeeeeeze, can we go to Splash Plaaaaanet?!'...repeated again and again gets repetitive I can tell you.
It's about as close to a Surfer's Paradise waterpark as you get in New Zealand so I can't blame them – it's pretty spectacular.
I've sketched at Splash Planet a few years back, here's a link to those sketches here.