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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4 months ago
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The waves are coming! You ready? Our instructors are foaming 😝
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5 months ago

Tomorrow, surf on #eastisbeast
Come on winter weekend warriors!

5 months ago

Grom Monty showing us what he does on a flat day 😎👌
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5 months ago
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Coach @worldwidesurfschool showing us you can always have fun on a foamie!!
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6 months ago

Epic 5 night Kids Summer Surf Camp & Comp! Camp style adventures. An experience of a lifetime! Bring the family to Mangawhai and leave the kids with us! find out more here http://bit.ly/kidssurfcamp

6 months ago
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2 years running. This award goes to our great coaches and awesome customers. Changing lives and creating new beginnings for our community.

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#auckland #mangawhai #tearai #surflesson #change #life #surf #beachlife #purenz #tour ... See more

6 months ago
Mundos Perdidos

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6 months ago
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Pierre from #france on to it. Mini Mal funboard all the way. #hotbuttered 7'6 @ 52 litres! Enjoy #NZ!

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#tearai #auckland #surfschool #surfing #surflessons #aotearoasurf
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7 months ago
Kook Life

Cheeky little dolphin =) - so intentional.. hillarious

Dolphin cannon. 🐬💨 😅
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7 months ago
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Kids bored? Parents want to get involved?
All ages surf lessons 11am - 1pm any day next week!
DISCOUNTED SURFING - Normally $80 only $50 / person
2 hours, all equipment provided loads of fun!
Looking at some great surf
Call to Book 09 431 5760

7 months ago
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Great start to our famous holiday program - 3 more days left 9am-3pm.
Get your spot http://bit.ly/2GwXLhR

8 months ago
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Wednesday Junior Surfers is a wrap.. thanks team for last night.. awesome term, fantastic kids and parents and a whole lotta improvement this term.. see you guys next week for school holidays!

8 months ago
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Junior Surfers Mondays - Final Wrap - a few photos of parents giving surfing go.. Still a good 6-8 weeks of surfing in those 3/2 Wetties team so we expect to see you out there.. or look at a 4/3 to keep their surfing going... want to come surfing ... See more

8 months ago
🏄 School Holiday Program filling fast 🏄

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8 months ago

Junior Surfers. The mangawhai carpark is hectic. Please drop kids off and ask them to come to the trailer

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