About us

Aotearoa Surf School – excellence in surfing lessons and coaching since 2003

Aotearoa Surf School is a mobile surf school based in Te Arai.

We offer surfing lessons, experiences, school programs, corporate events and birthday parties at beaches throughout the Auckland region, including Orewa, Omaha, Pakiri, Te Arai, Mangawhai and Waipu Cove.

We’re also the sole licensed surf operator for Te Arai beach.

Because we’re not restricted to any one beach, Aotearoa Surf has the flexibility and expertise to respond to the varying rhythm of the waves and tides to ensure your lessons take place in the best and most suitable surf conditions in the area on the day.

Aotearoa Surf Company was founded in 2003 by internationally recognised surf coach and surf school pioneer Wayne Glover who had over 45 years international surfing, coaching and competition experience.

Wayne first picked up a surfboard in 1964 and couldn’t get over the feeling of standing on the board and moving with the ocean.

He surfed all kinds of surfboards in all kinds of surf conditions all over the world and competed successfully at a local and national level for many years.

Sadly we said farewell to Wayne in April 2014. The traditional surfers farewell, a “paddle out” ceremony took place at Mangawhai Heads. People came from all over to celebrate Wayne’s life and love of the ocean. His ashes were released to the four winds, sprinkling him upon Tangaroa’s back to ride the waves forever.

Today Aotearoa Surf carries on Wayne’s legacy, providing a safe, professional way for everybody to enjoy everything that surfing has to offer.

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Meet our coaches
Recent Posts & Activities
3 days ago
Timeline Photos

Coach @benleese enjoying Waikiki's fun waves that are on offer! #infinitywave #aotearoasurf #surf #hawaii #waikiki #sunshine #wave

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6 days ago
Timeline Photos

Winner 2017 Certificate of Excellence! Consistent excellent reviews. Award goes to our great coaches and awesome customers
#aotearoasurf #mangawhai #tearai #doinit

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6 days ago
World Surf League

Start em young!
#minisurfersclub

Future World Championship Tour surfer?

Video by Little Surf Sisters

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1 week ago
Timeline Photos

Aotearoa surf over in Hawaii enjoying the chrystal clear reef breaks and the amazing marine turtles #surf #aotearoasurf #hawaii #snorkelling #summer

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1 week ago
Photos from Aotearoa Surf School at Mangawhai - Te Arai's post

Thanks to all the volunteers that helped out planting Te Arai Point yesterday with Auckland Regional Parks. Thank you team Aotearoa Surf for getting some of those big Pohutakawas in!

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2 weeks ago
Photos from Aotearoa Surf School at Mangawhai - Te Arai's post

Newlywed honeymoon kayak in the Mangawhai harbour today. Doesnt get better
#aotearoasurf #mangawhai

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2 weeks ago
Longboard Pro Gaia 2017 Highlights: Big Waves to Launch Men and Women Action.

Longboard pro highlights! @surfingnz
#aotearoasurf
https://youtu.be/iQaXIBgH_9w

Men and women longboarders had to compose with 3-5 foot walls on the opening day of Europe’s stop 2 of the Longboard Qualifying Series. Subscribe to the WSL ...

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3 weeks ago
Ultimate Surf & Skate

If you know anything about these guys .. call crimestoppers please 0800 555 111

Like the song says.. "dogs started rushin' in hungry for some food" thanks for leaving us such amazing fingerprints guys. You'll be tracked down and there's now a $500 gift voucher as a reward on offer for info leading to your arrest. Let's see who ... See more

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3 weeks ago
World Surf League

Definitely tuning in to World Surf League

A historic decision for women's surfing 🙌🏼

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1 month ago
Jason Stitt Photography

Meanest shots of Te Arai today
#aotearoasurf #tearai

Te Arai beach. A wave forming and breaking...

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1 month ago
Timeline Photos

Aotearoa Surf transformed into Te Arai Palm Guy. Looks like a forest in there. Come down and see us at the market tomorrow. #Aotearoasurf #tearaipalmguy #palms #cycads #market

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1 month ago
Jessica Blair

Check out this cool short film of Te Arai by Jessica Blair
#1 Auckland East Coast Surf Beach by far .. much love Jessica.
#aotearoasurf #tearai

A short film of possibly one of the most beautiful places I have been to in New Zealand. So surreal how clear the water was and how clean the waves were. Absolute paradise!

CAMERAS: DJI Phantom 4, Go Pro Hero 5 & iPhone 7 using Osmo Mobile

MUSIC: ... See more

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1 month ago
Photos from Aotearoa Surf School at Mangawhai - Te Arai's post

Surf Sistas, ladies only surfing programs have been amazing..
We have been asked to run another program!
3 week program starting this Friday 11am!
All ages and stages. Learn to surf, progress further and have fun! Book online https://goo.gl/If90LC ... See more

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1 month ago
Photos from Aotearoa Surf School at Mangawhai - Te Arai's post

Surf Sistas last Fiday! Was awesome, paddleboarding around Te arai, crystal clear water and a bit of surfing, thanks ladies heaps of FUN!. New 3 week Surf Sistas starts this Friday 11am!
Book Online - https://goo.gl/If90LC

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1 month ago
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Thanks Katie and family! Happy 18th Birthday! 🎁🎈

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1 month ago
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Final Day - Outdoor Adventure Club.
Thank you to all kids and parents! Big ups to new kids these holidays.. See you again term 3 holidays and after school surfing term 4!
#aotearoasurf #tearai #mangawhai #outdooradventureclub

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1 month ago
Photos from Aotearoa Surf School at Mangawhai - Te Arai's post

Blue skies, great waves and awesome surfers! What a lesson.. keep it up.. wicked times
#aotearoasurf #mangawhai #tearai

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1 month ago
World Surf League

Unreal.. dont struggle...

Which wipeout do you think will win the TAG Heuer Wipeout of the Year?!

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2 months ago
Photos from Aotearoa Surf School at Mangawhai - Te Arai's post

Private lesson for Stella & Leo! =)
These teens can surf! Wow! Picked up the tricks pretty quick.
Thanks for coming to Te Arai.. come down to Managawhai heads today and get back out surfing!
#aotearoasurf #tearai #mangawhai

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2 months ago
Photos from Aotearoa Surf School at Mangawhai - Te Arai's post

Day 3.. Paddleboarding, Kayaking and Snorkeling!
The harbour was at its best today. flat water, no wind beautiful day! Tomorrow, Mangawhai heads!
#aotearoasurf #outdooradventureclub #mangawhai

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2 months ago
Photos from Aotearoa Surf School at Mangawhai - Te Arai's post

Brilliant group lesson at Mangawhai earlier this week.. thanks team.. was a blast =)
#aotearoasurf

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2 months ago
Photos from Aotearoa Surf School at Mangawhai - Te Arai's post

Monster Waves today at Mangawhai.. Our school holiday program was still fantastic.. Some whitewater surfing, swimming at Picnic Bay and Sandboarding.. Thanks parents tomorrow Te Arai
#aotearoasurf #mangawhai #outdooradventureclub

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2 months ago
Aotearoa Surf - Team Paragliding

Codi, just joined our team.. Thought we'd get out Paragliding! What better way to show him how we do things around here! Check out Wings & Waves Paragliding and Kitesurfing

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2 months ago
Photos from Aotearoa Surf School at Mangawhai - Te Arai's post

:-P Surf Sistas was off the hook this week! Good size swell slightly onshore wind.. loaded with fun.. congrats to Sarah & Kaye for taking home Surfers of the Day awards! =)
#aotearoasurf #surfsistas #tearai #mangawhai

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