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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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Largest selection of gear on the east coast! Surfboards, wetsuits, paddleboards, kayaks , bikes & more

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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.

Our Services

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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16th Dec 201916

Outdoor Adventure Club -School Holiday Program

Dates: Mon 16th – Thu 20th Dec
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: 7 Oct 2019

Surf Sistas - Womens Weekly Surf Lessons

Dates: Every Monday and Saturday Starting 7th Oct
Time: 11.30am – 12.30pm
For Who: Women Only Aged 14+

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Start Date: 21 Oct 2019

Junior & Micro Surfers Club - After School Program

Dates: Every Monday & Wednesday Starting 21 Oct 2019
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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Start Date: 26 Dec 2019

Kids Summer Surf Program - Christmas Holidays

4 lessons over 4 days
Start Dates: 26th & 30th Dec
3rd, 7th, 11th, 15th Jan
Time: 9.30 – 11.00am
For Who: Kids Aged 6-16

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Start Date: 19 Jan 2019

Ultimate Kids Surf Camp (5 nights)

Dates: 2 camps available
19 – 24 Jan 2019 & 26 – 31 Jan 2019
Time: Full Week Camp
For Who: Kids Aged 8-16

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

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