Learn to surf with Aotearoa Surf School @ Te Arai, Mangawhai, Orewa & Matakana Coast

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Aotearoa Surf School offers safe, fun surfing and paddle board lessons for all ages and skill levels, just over 60 minutes north of Auckland


Surfing lessons

Learn to surf - Aotearoa Surf School Te Arai & Mangawhai

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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Paddle boarding experiences

Paddleboarding lessons and tours

Come with us on a stand up paddle cruise in and around the beautiful Mangawhai estuary or book a lesson… you’ll get the paddle boarding bug!

Lessons Experiences

Kids & surf

Kids surfing - school holiday programs, mini surfers, fun and safety on the water

Get the kids off the xbox and into the water for surfing and paddleboarding fun and water safety with our school holiday and after school programmes.

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Surfing for schools

Surfing programs for schools - primary, secondary, language schools. NCEA credits

Aotearoa Surf have been providing surfing and paddleboarding for primary, intermediate, secondary schools, international schools, youth and community groups since 2003.

School programmes

Surfing tours & packages

Tailored surf and experience packages

Tailored surf and paddleboard packages and tours, from full on surf experiences to weekend getaways and hen’s parties.

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What’s on

Aotearoa Surf event calendar - surf & SUP lessons & experiences in and around Mangawhai and Te Arai

Find out what’s going on at Aotearoa Surf by keeping an eye on our event calendar. Booking any event is as easy as grabbing a ticket online!

Event calendar

We’re based in Mangawhai and Te Arai, home of  the most beautiful surf beaches on the east coast and just over an hour’s drive north of Auckland. Aotearoa Surf has the sole operating licence for Te Arai beach.

We’re a mobile surf school, so also operate all along the east coast, including Orewa, Omaha, Pakiri, Te Arai, Mangawhai, Langs Beach and Waipu Cove. This flexibility lets us offer school programs, corporate events, birthday parties and of course surfing lessons throughout the Auckland region and catch the best conditions on the day.

Check out the beaches we use.

Aotearoa Surf is based at Te Arai, just over an hour north of Auckland

Water Safety New Zealand and Surfing New Zealand approved surf school.

Surfing New Zealand approved stand up paddle boarding school.