The Kids Summer Surf Program is a 4 lesson / 4 day progressive surf camp program. Operates from 9.30am to 11am every week right through the summer school holidays at Te Arai beach. The #1 local beach, pristine white sand, untouched, with consistent ocean conditions. Changing rooms and toilets available.
We aim to get everyone surfing as best they can over 4 lessons. This is a fun, holistic and challenging program! All surfboards and wetsuits provided. Surfers are grouped by ability and age with new techniques taught daily.
Suitable for all level of surfers or whom have never surfed before!
Te Arai Beach
Weekly 9.30am – 11am during Christmas Holidays
$149 for full 4 day program
Our Ultimate Kids’ Surf Camp is the perfect holiday for kids aged 8 – 16, getting them out into nature, making new friends, building confidence and most importantly, having fun. Each day they will get to enjoy two incredible surf lessons as well as a plethora of other exciting activities, including kayaking, paddle boarding, camp fires, BBQs, volleyball, yoga, a waterslide and confidence course. Head to the information page below for full details, inclusions and information.
$950 per child (all inclusive)
$850 per child (early bird special – very limited spaces)
3 or more surfers? Get 5% off, saving $142! (not applicable for early bird pricing)
Our After School Programs are designed to teach a broad variety of beach and surfing skills over the term as well as giving them the perfect opportunity to make friends outside of school.
After School Program (5-18yo)
Our Junior Surfers Club runs during terms 1, 2 & 4. Each term we have 2 classes after school on a Monday and a Wednesday. Each class is for 1.5 hours and each term consists of an 8-week surfing program. Each child will be assigned to an instructor at the beginning of the term and will have the same instructor for the entire program. All equipment provided including wetsuits and surfboards or students are given the option to bring their own. Group sizes are limited with a max 1:6 coach to surfer ratio. We will operate other activities should conditions not be suitable for surfing. Appropriate coaching, training and supervision is given at all times. All Junior Surf Club Members and their family get 10% off on all surfboards, wetsuits and accessories during the term.
Mondays 4pm – 5.30pm (ages: 5 – 11)
Mondays 5.30pm – 7pm (ages 11+)
Wednesdays 4pm – 5.30pm (ages: 5 – 11)
Wednesdays 5.30 – 7pm (ages 11+)
(above age grouping is preferred but not necessary)
Mangawhai or Te Arai (Predominantly Mangawhai)
$249 for 8 week program.
(Returning Junior Club Members: Don’t forget to use your returning club member code for a 10% discount. Please call us if you have any questions regarding this.) ALERT: Once a program has started you cannot book in online. Please call us 09 4315760 to join part program
Get the kids out of the house and back into nature! This program encompasses a broad array of adventures in and around Mangawhai and Te Arai. All kids and teens are grouped into ages and abilities, all newbies and beginners get proper introduction lessons to get them riding waves. This program is fantastic fun and a great opportunity to make new friends! The school Holiday program runs during terms 1, 3 and 4 school holidays. It is a one of a kind learning experience for kids aged 5-16.
ALERT: Once a program has started you cannot book in online. Please call us 09 4315760 to join part program
Te Arai or Mangawhai (pending conditions)
$249 for 4-day program
$209 for 3-day program
$169 for 2-days program
$119 for 1-day program
(Returning Outdoor Adventure Club Members: Don’t forget to use your returning club member code for a 10% discount. Please call us if you have any questions regarding this.)
“ Best holiday program by far!! Che and his crew are awesome. My son has attended both the term lessons and school holiday program and they are worth every cent. I would recommend these guys to anyone.
“ Amazing school holidays for kids with Aotearoa Surf School!!!!!!! My kids said “THE BEST” school holiday camp of 4 days. It was really nice organized, the kids did paddle board, surf at different beaches, snorkeling, kayaking, sliding on the sand dune…what a program. My girls of 12 and 9 really enjoyed! It will be a classic of the school holiday. Many thanks team you did an amazing job!
“ My 8 year son jumped in on one of the kids 5 day summer camp surfing lessons and he had the best time! The guys that took the lesson were fun, motivating and supported the kids 100% in the water. The only bad thing for us was that we had to go home and couldn’t sign our son up for the full 5 days. Aotearoa Surf School gave my son more confidence in the water while highlighting the importance of being safe. We will definitely be back next summer, if not before! Thanks to Che and the team at Aotearoa Surf School
“ Best week’s entertainment for our 9 year old boys this summer. They had a blast, learnt a lot including safety and how to suss out a good place to surf and caught some waves. The team were all super positive, and I loved their manner with the boys. Awesome. Definitely repeat!!
“ My grandson had an amazing week. He was thrilled with what he learnt and went from a novice to a confident beginner. Instructors were very involved with the children and aware of each kid’s needs. Would love to come back.
“ Che and his team of enthusiastic, fun and polite helpers were fantastic and all three of my boys (9,7,5) who had never surfed EVER were up on surfboards on the FIRST DAY!! I highly recommend the holiday programme and we will be back!!