COVID-19: OPEN

Aotearoa Surf is now OPEN for business again.
Please contact us for any 2020 bookings.
PRIVATE LESSONSHIRE, SHOP SALESECO PODS available.
Strict health & safety protocol, click below for further information.

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.

2 HOUR SURF LESSON

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
  • Surfboard, wetsuit and rash vest
  • Photos available on the day

Suitable for: Ages 6+

Price: $79.00 per surfer

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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PRIVATE SURF LESSONS

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
  • 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 per surfer thereafter (Contact us for more than 3 surfers)

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PRIVATE GROUP SURF LESSONS

Learning to surf with a group of family or friends 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, kids birthdays 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
  • Surfboard and wetsuit hire
  • Photos are available on the day

Suitable for: Ages 6+

Price: $69 per surfer (minimum 4 surfers required). Please contact us with any special requests.

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Surf lessons near Auckland with Aotearoa Surf School

Te Arai, Mangawhai, Orewa & Matakana Coast

Our Services


SURF LESSONS

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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ECO PODS & RETREATS

The ultimate surf getaway! Escape the city with a stay in our brand new, modern Eco Pods. Expect unparalleled panoramic ocean views. Package your accommodation with surf lessons or just take the time to relax and soak in your surroundings.

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KIDS PROGRAMS

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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