Aotearoa Surf School offers progressive surfing & paddleboard lessons, camps, and programs for all ages and skill levels, and just over 60 minutes north of Auckland CBD
Learn to surf or improve your surfing skills with surfing lessons at one of Auckland’s best surf beaches.
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Kids & Surf
Get the kids off the xbox for surfing and paddleboarding fun and water safety with our school holiday and after school programmes.
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After School Surfing
Kids birthday parties
Give the kids a birthday party they’ll remember forever, with a beach and surf party just north of Auckland.
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Surfing for schools
Surfing, paddleboarding & kayaking for primary, intermediate, secondary schools, international schools, school camps, youth and community groups.
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What people say
“Very good teachers, who really know their stuff and can explain everything in detail and very clearly. Would definitely recommend if you are living in Auckland and want to learn to surf. Did a couple of lessons and the coaches kept teaching me new things to keep me progressing. Awesome.”
“My first surf lesson was awesome. Aotearoa Surf School keep the promise to stand on the board in your first lesson and takes great pictures! The coach does a very competent and motivating job, super cool, friendly and good-humored, thank you for that! On top of that I saw dolphins as well, could not be better. Thank you Che and Dillan for the excellent time! :)”
“I’m 49, my son is 7 we had the best day. Great day for all ages. Everyone we met had the best time. Safety first, which was awesome, really knowledgeable trainers who kept an eye on everyone at all times. Wicked!”
Where to find us
We’re based in Mangawhai and Te Arai, the most beautiful surf beaches on the east coast and just over an hour’s drive north of Auckland CBD. Aotearoa Surf operate most group & private lessons from Te Arai beach, renowned as Aucklands #1 east coast surf beach, capturing the most swell, providing consistent waves, with many breaks.
We’re a mobile surf school, so also operate all along the east coast north of Auckland, including Orewa, Omaha, Pakiri, Te Arai, Mangawhai, Langs Beach and Waipu Cove Ruakaka and beyond. This flexibility lets us offer school programs, corporate events, kids birthday parties and of course surf lessons throughout the Auckland region and catch the best conditions on the day.
We are renowed for our exceptional weekly surf programs for kids, ladies and schools. Also our full day school holiday programmes, kids Christmas holiday programmes & overnight surf camps!
Check out the beaches we use.
Te Arai Beach. Auckland regional park. Surf Mecca. White sands & clear blue waters.
Te Arai provides the most consistent and dependable surfing on the east coast from Auckland to Whangarei. Te Arai is a swell magnet. On a small day serving up fun waste high green waves, whilst other beaches like Mangawhai, Omaha, Orewa may not have enough wave for surfing.
Te Arai won 1st place as Aucklands best beach, also placed in top 10 best beaches in NZ (NZ Herald 2018)