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Building your children’s ocean confidence! Afterschool, school holidays, Christmas holidays & overnight camps!

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Surf lessons for all ages and stages! Group lessons, private lessons, families & friends!

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Surf lessons near Auckland with Aotearoa Surf School

Te Arai, Mangawhai, Orewa & Matakana Coast

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Aotearoa Surf is New Zealand’s #1 surf school, operating out of the most beautiful beaches along the East Coast such as Te Arai and Mangawhai, just 60 minutes North of Auckland’s CBD.

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Surfing Camp Orewa, Mangawhai & Te Arai

We have a range of services to suit any age or experience level. Whether you want to start surfing from scratch, organise a team building weekend away for your staff or give your children the experience of a lifetime at our summer camp, we can cater to your every need… just ask and we will deliver!

Surf lessons

Whether you are a complete beginner, or simply, need to brush up on a few skills, our expert instructors will help you to take your surfing to the next level. Buy singular lessons or get a package deal at a reduced rate!

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Kids & Surf

Get the kids off the Xbox and into the water with one of our specially tailored surf lessons. Our after school and holiday programs focus on teaching water safety whilst ensuring the kids have plenty of fun.

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Surf Sistas

Learn to surf, build ocean confidence and have fun with the girls! Get out in the water consistently and improve your surfing skills with our Surf Sistas girls only surfing club.

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ultimate kids surf camp

Give your kids the ultimate surf camp experience by signing them up for an epic 6 day/ 5 night adventure in beautiful Mangawhai.

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Exercise, fun and education through surfing, paddle boarding & kayaking and much more for primary, intermediate, secondary schools, international schools, school camps, youth and community groups.

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Get out of the office and the city and enjoy a day or weekend away with your colleagues and experience the fun of surfing. Fantastic for team bonding, you will find yourselves laughing, relaxing and taking a break from the work-place.

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Next Start Date: 19 Jan 2020

Ultimate Kids Surf Camp (5 nights)

Start Date: Multiple Camps Available

  • Sun 19 – Fri 24 Jan 2020 (Camp 1)
  • Sun 26 – Fri 31 Jan 2020 (Camp 2)
  • Sun 19 – Fri 24 Apr 2020 (Camp 3)
  • Sun 4 – Fri 9 Oct 2020 (Camp 4)
  • Sun 10 – Fri 15 Jan 2021 (Camp 5)
  • Sun 17 – Fri 22 Jan 2021 (Camp 6)

Time: Full Week Camp
For Who: Kids Aged 8-16

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Next Start Date: 8 Feb 2020

Surf Sistas - Womens Weekly Surf Lessons

Dates: Multiple Dates Available

  • 8, 15, 22 , 29 Feb 2020 (Sat, Program 4)
  • 10, 17, 24, 31 Feb 2020 (Mon, Program 4)
  • 7, 14, 21, 28 Mar 2020 (Sat, Program 5)
  • 9, 16, 23, 30 Mar 2020 (Mon, Program 5)
  • 4, 11, 18, 25 Apr 2020 (Sat, Program 6)
  • 6, 13, 20, 27 Apr 2020 (Mon, Program 6)
  • 2, 9, 16, 23 May 2020 (Sat, Program 7)
  • 4, 11, 18, 25 May 2020 (Mon, Program 7)

Time: Mondays 11.00am – 12.30pm or Saturdays 9.30am-11am
For Who: Women Only Aged 14+

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Next Start Date: 3 Jan 2020

Kids Summer Surf Program - Christmas Holidays

4 lessons over 4 days
Dates: Multiple Dates Available

  • 3 – 6 Jan 2020
  • 7 – 10 Jan 2020
  • 11 – 14 Jan 2020
  • 15 – 18 Jan 2020

Time: 9.30am – 11.00am
For Who: Kids Aged 6-16

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Start Date: Unconfirmed 2020

Outdoor Adventure Club - School Holiday Program

Dates: Unconfirmed 2020
Choose 1, 2, 3 or all 4 days
Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm
For Who: Kids Aged 5-16

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Start Date: Unconfirmed 2020

Have A Go Surf Day 2020 (FREE)

Dates: Unconfirmed 2020
Time: 9.30am – 5.00pm
For Who: Kids & Teens Aged 4-16

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Start Date: Unconfirmed 2020

Junior & Micro Surfers Club - After School Program

Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 3.15pm – 4.00pm (micro) 4.00pm – 5.30pm or 5.30pm – 7pm (junior)
For Who: Kids Aged 4-6 (Micro) & 7 – 16 (Junior)

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Surfing New Zealand & Water Safety approved surf school.
New Zealand’s most qualified and experienced instructors.

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