Surf lessons near Auckland with Aotearoa Surf School

Te Arai, Mangawhai, Orewa & Matakana Coast

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

Surf lessons

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

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

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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Kids Summer Camps

Jan 19

Ultimate Kids Summer Surf Camp (5 nights) Camp 1

January 19, 2020 - January 24, 2020
Jan 26

Ultimate Summer Surf Camp (5 nights) Camp 2

January 26, 2020 - January 31, 2020

Kids birthday parties

Kids birthday parties near Auckland - Aotearoa Surf

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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Paddle boarding

Paddleboarding lessons and tours

Come with us on our paddleboard eco tour in and around the beautiful Mangawhai estuary or book a lesson… you’ll get the paddle boarding bug!

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Surf lesson packages

Learn to surf - Aotearoa Surf School Te Arai & Mangawhai

Buy a package of 3, 5 or 10 lessons to get a series of 2 hour surfing lessons that will get your surfing where it needs to be, at a reduced rate!

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Surf Sistas

Surf Sistas Auckland

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

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Summer surf camp

The ultimate summer surf camp with Aotearoa Surf

The ultimate kids’ summer surf camp is an epic 6 day/5 night adventure in Mangawhai January 2020 and has 2 dates to choose from!

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What people say

Aotearoa Surf 5 star review

“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.”

Aotearoa Surf 5 star review

“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! :)”

Aotearoa Surf 5 star review

“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.

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

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

International Surfing Association qualified and experienced instructors.

In association with

Red Paddle
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