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. All equipment is provided by Aotearoa Surf.

Upcoming Programs:

  • 26 December 2020
  • 30 December 2020
  • 3 January 2021
  • 7 January 2021
  • 12 January 2021
  • 19 January 2021


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. All equipment is provided by Aotearoa Surf.

Ages 7+
Suitable for all level of surfers or whom have never surfed before!


  • 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.
  • Paddling, learning the pop up technique and riding a wave.
  • 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

Ultimate Kids Surf Camp

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. All equipment is provided by Aotearoa Surf.

$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)


  • Sunday 10 – Friday 15 January 2021
  • Sunday 17 – Friday 22 January 2021
  • Sunday 18 – Friday 23 April 2021

Find out more

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. All equipment is provided by Aotearoa Surf.

Junior Surfers Club

8-Week After School Program (5-18yo)

  • Our Junior Surfers Club runs during terms 1, 2 & 4.
  • 2 x 1.5 hour classes after school on a Monday and a Wednesday.
  • 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 bring your own)
  • Group sizes are limited with a max 1:6 coach to surfer ratio with appropriate coaching, training and supervision given at all times

All Junior Surf Club Members and their family get 10% off on all surfboards, wetsuits and accessories during the term. Some exclusions apply

Upcoming Dates:

Program currently in progress – call us to join in part program.

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

Outdoor Adventure Club

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.


  • ALL equipment; surfboards, wetsuits, paddle-boards, kayaks etc.
  • Surfing (primary activity) – 3 or all 4 days pending conditions
  • Paddle Boarding / Kayaking / Body Boarding – 1 day weather permitting
  • Coastal Walks, Beach Games & Harbour Safety
  • Plus HEAPS more.

Upcoming Program:
2 programs available before Christmas. After Christmas book in for Kids Summer Surf Program

Simply select the first day of the program when booking, then select either 1,2, 3 or all 4 days attendance

  • Prog 1:  Tue 15 December – Fri 18 December 2020
  • Prog 2:  Mon 21 December – Thu 24 December 2020

ALERT:  Once a program has started you cannot book in online. Please call us 09 431 5760 to join part program

Te Arai or Mangawhai (pending conditions)

Remember select the 1st day (start of the program) then you can choose which of the 4 days you wish to attend.


  • 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

(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.)


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