Our surf lessons run all year round and are available for surfers of all skill levels. Our home turf, the beautiful Te Arai, is rated Auckland’s number one beach on the East Coast (NZ Herald 2018). It boasts white sand, crystal clear blue water and safe, easy and consistent waves which are perfect for beginner and intermediate lessons. In addition to Te Arai, we have access to a variety of other East Coast beaches, including Mangawhai, Orewa, Omaha and Pakiri. All equipment provided during surf lessons!


Our 2-hour surf lessons are perfect for first timers, beginners, or those simply wanting to brush up on a few techniques.

Lessons take place on Auckland’s favourite east coast surf beach where small groups are taught by experienced instructors who will tailor our winning lesson plan to ensure that everyone’s specific needs are not only met, but exceeded.

You can buy singular lessons, or for an even better deal, you can book 3, 5 or 10 lesson packages. 

Lesson Outline:

  • Beach awareness and understanding the wind and waves.
  • Surfboard design and use, ocean entry and handling.
  • Catching waves with best practice body and hands positions.
  • Good paddling style and how to master the pop up technique.
  • Riding your surfboard in position/ posture.

Once basics are reached (generally needs multiple lessons):

  • How to accelerate and turn the board.
  • Getting out the back, positioning and wave selection.
  • Timing, take-offs and getting down the line.

What To Bring: Swimwear, towel, water, waterproof sunscreen

What’s Included:

  • 2 hours coaching from a highly qualified, experienced instructor
  • ALL equipment: Surfboard, wetsuit and rash vest
  • Photos available on the day

Suitable for: Ages 6+

Price: $79.00 per surfer ($69 for 4 or more surfers)

Each surfer progresses through to their next level and we make sure you’ll be standing riding waves on your first lesson or we will give you your money back!

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For those surfers or who really want to get the most from their time in the water then  private lessons are the way to go. You’ll be amazed by how quickly you progress.

Available for individuals, couples, friends or larger groups who want their lesson exclusive! Suitable for all skill levels – absolute beginners, intermediates or more experienced surfers. Each lesson is 2 hours long, personally tailored to suit individual or group needs. Private lessons are available all year round, at times that are convenient for you.

Lesson Outline:

  • Coaching will depend on your individual skill level& goals.
  • Beginner Lessons, Intermediate Coaching, Progressive techniques
  • Safety, surfing fundamentals, positioning and paddling,  getting out back, reading waves, chasing peaks, timing and take offs, generating speed, bottom, front and back turns, or how to master the duck dive and much more.

What to Bring: Swimwear, towel, water, waterproof sunscreen

What’s Included:

  • 2 hours private coaching
  • ALL equipment: Surfboard and wetsuit hire (selected for you and the conditions) or bring your own
  • A tailored focus, measurable improvement and new concepts
  • Photos are available on the day upon reuest

Suitable for: Ages 4+

Price: $199 for 1 or 2 surfers

Price: $299 for 3 surfers

Price:  $59 add extra surfers

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Learning to surf with a group is a great way to share the experience of having fun in the ocean. It’s also ideal for company trips, business team experiences, team building, community groups, hens and stag do’s and more. We’ll be sure to get you upright and enjoying your surfing experience, safely and comfortably, in no time.

What to Bring: Swimwear, towel, water, waterproof sunscreen

What’s Included:

  • 2 hours coaching
  • ALL equipment: Surfboard and wetsuit hire
  • Photos are available on the day

Suitable for: Ages 6+

$69 / surfer for 7 – 8 surfers
$59 / surfer for 8 – 12 surfers
$49 / surfer for 13 or more
For less than 7 people, please refer to our private lessons
Please contact us with any special requests.

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Our Services


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!

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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.

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Perfect for schools and corporate groups; exercise, fun, education, laughter and team bonding through surfing, paddle boarding & kayaking. Suitable for people of ALL ages and skill levels and available all year-round.

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