Learn to surf with Aotearoa Surf School @ Te Arai - Mangawhai

Aotearoa Surf School offers safe, fun surfing and SUP (Stand Up Paddle) lessons for all ages and skill levels, just over 60 minutes north of Auckland

Mangawhai, Te Arai and Forestry have been the “go to” beaches for surfers looking for great waves on the East Coast north of Auckland for the past 60 years. Easy access, pristine white sandy beaches, clear water and consistent surf conditions to suit all surfers are just a few of the reasons why.

Learn to surf - Aotearoa Surf School Te Arai & Mangawhai

Surfing lessons

Whether you’d like to improve your surfing skills or you’ve never been on a surfboard before, our surfing lessons are safe, fun and effective.

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SUP boards for hire - Aotearoa Surf School

SUP lessons & experiences

For a different way to enjoy the beach, lake or local estuaries, learn how to stand up paddle or take one of our SUP cruises or eco tours.

Lessons Experiences

Hire surfboards and wetsuits from Aotearoa Surf School Te Arai & Mangawhai

Boards & wetsuits for hire

Soft boards, short boards, Mini Mals, long boards, SUP boards and full length wetsuits are available to hire from our base in Te Arai.

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Aotearoa Surf School is a Water Safety New Zealand and Surfing New Zealand-approved surf school, with a complete focus on making learning to surf safe and enjoyable.

We’re also a Surfing New Zealand-approved SUP School.

We are open all year round, offering group and private surfing and SUP board lessons, after school surfing programs and special rates for groups, friends and families, special events and corporate surfing activities.