Kids Summer Surf Program

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.

Upcoming Programs:

  • 3 – 6 Jan 2020
  • 7 – 10 Jan 2020
  • 11 – 14 Jan 2020
  • 15 – 18 Jan 2020


We teach every surfer to get them 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 techniues taught every day. The best kids program this summer!

Ages 7+
Suitable for first timers or those experienced surfers.
Max 6 surfers per instructor


  • Beach awareness, understanding the wind and waves, staying safe at the beach.
  • Surfboard design and use, sea entry and correct surfboard handling.
  • Catching waves with correct body and hand positioning and how to stop your surfboard.
  • Catching waves with paddling and learning the pop up to stand technique.
  • Standing surfing position and riding a wave for as long as possible.
  • Speed, acceleration and breaking
  • Front side and back side turns

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.

On our Ultimate Kids Surf Camp, everything is included from transport to the camp, from Auckland, or Albany, to meals, accommodation, activities, equipment… even sunscreen, we’ve thought of everything and included it in your camp fee. We even make sure that we serve nutritious meals and that our dorm accommodation is always comfortable.

$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)


  • Sun 19 – Fri 24 January 2020
  • Sun 26 – Fri 31 January 2020
  • Sun 19 – Fri 24 April 2020
  • Sun 4 – Fri 9 October 2020
  • Sun 10 – Fri 15 January 2021
  • Sun 17 – Fri 22 January 2021

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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.

Junior Surfers Club

After School Program (7-16yo)

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.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.

Te Arai or Mangawhai (Predominantly Mangawhai)

Mondays 4pm – 5.30pm or 5.30pm – 7pm
Wednesdays 4pm – 5.30pm or 5.30 – 7pm

$199 for 8 week program. Note: Surfers can join part program (as apposed to the full 8 weeks), please contact us to join.

Micro Surfers Club

After School Program (4-6yo)

Running during terms 1 & 4, Aotearoa Surf’s Micro Surfers Club is one of a kind!
We aim to introduce surfing to kids at a young age, teaching them the basics and ensuring they are having heaps of fun. We have had great success with this program in the past, giving young kids ocean confidence and awareness. We maintain a strict 1:3 instructor to surfer ratio with the extra assistance of parents either in the water or at the water’s edge. Each class is 45 minutes in duration over an 8-week period. If you have some older children, we run the Micro Surfers Club just before the Junior Surfers Club. All equipment is provided.

Te Arai or Mangawhai (Predominantly Mangawhai)

Mondays 3.15pm – 4pm

$199 for 8-week program
Note: Surfers can join part program (as apposed to the full 8 weeks), please contact us to for more information

Outdoor Adventure Club

Get the kids back into nature and out of the house! Guaranteed great times and a lot of sleeping when they get home. 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.

Upcoming Programs:
Unconfirmed 2020

ALERT:  Once a program has started you cannot book in online. Please call us 09 4315760 to join part program

Our holiday program encompasses a broad array of adventures in and around Mangawhai and Te Arai. All kids and young adults 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!


  • Surfing (primary activity) – 3 or all 4 days pending conditions
  • Paddle Boarding / Kayaking – 1 day weather permitting
  • Body Boarding
  • Coastal Walks
  • Beach Games
  • Beach & Harbor Safety
  • A whole lot more!

Te Arai or Mangawhai (pending conditions)

Generally Monday – Thursday, sometimes Tuesday – Friday.
9am – 3pm during end of term 1, 3, & 4 school holidays

$249 for 4-day program
$209 for 3-day program
$169 for 2-days program
$119 for 1-day program


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