Update 22 July, 2021:

Te Arai Beach
(Current Level: 1)

All lessons, camps, shop, accommodation & hire  running as normal.

PHONE: 09 431 5760 / 02 144 2163
INSTORE: 11 Te Arai Point Road, Te Arai

Strict Health & Safety Protocol.
Stay home if you have flu like symptoms or feeling unwell.
Hand sanitising stations to be used.
All records of customer/staff interactions will be kept to enable accurate contact tracing.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE: we will be operating as normal during Level 1 and 2, but just in case, we have multiple backup dates held for our programs and camps. Alternatively, should new dates not work for you, we are happy to exchange your position to another program or set of surfing lesson dates that suit you! Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions regarding this.


To our Aotearoa Surf family and friends,

We consider you part of our family and your safety remains our highest priority.
We are fully back in the water at Level 1 & 2 at all beaches. Please help support us by joining us for a stay / weekend getaway in one of our modern Eco Pods, participating in group or private surf lessons, hiring equipment or taking advantage of our surfboard sale. The tourism industry has been hit extremely hard and local support is much appreciated.

Thank you

Che & team

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We are ensuring ALL boards, paddle-boards, kayaks, wetsuits and rash-vests are washed thoroughly and with soaps, disinfectants and sanitiser to remove any possible germs both before and after each hire.

Should you be hiring or purchasing any equipment from us, we recommend avoiding any unnecessary contact with others (that you are not already in contact with) whilst surfing. This includes surfing quiet, uncrowded breaks (please let us know if you are unsure where is best for this) as well as staying a minimum of 2 meters away from others when at the beach/ in the water.

As we are in isolation ourselves here at Aotearoa Surf, we have set up a system that allows you to complete the entire hire process without any direct contact with another person. This includes:

  • Choosing and book your equipment either online or via a phone call with us telling us of your needs & abilities (our number: 09 431 5760)
  • Making payment either online or via the phone
  • Picking up and dropping off the equipment from a special pick-up and drop-off location at our front gate.

We will be on site should you have any specific difficulties during this process, however will be ensuring a safe distance at ALL times.

As part of its response to managing the COVID-19 outbreak the New Zealand Government announced border measures. These include extending travel restrictions and self-isolation requirements for most people arriving into New Zealand.

If you are healthy, fit and already in New Zealand however, there are plenty of recommendations on getting outdoors and into the sun, see our next point!

For the latest information visit the immigration New Zealand website 

Guidelines for self-isolation can be found on the New Zealand Ministry of Health’s website.

Being on the ocean, exposed to Vitamin D and negative ions is the one of the better immune-building activities you can engage in. Research supports that exposure to negative ions can promote antimicrobial activity, can have an activating influence on some body systems and cognitive performance, and can reduce symptoms of depression for some people. Escape the stress and give your mental health a boost while catching some waves on one of New Zealand’s most incredible coastlines. It really does help put things in their proper perspective.

We’re so proud of our entire Aotearoa Surf team’s resilience to these uncertain times as well as all that they do to deliver amazing experiences. Trust that they will continue to serve you in health-sustaining ways over coming times

Surf With Us

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!


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!


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.


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.