Surf lessons

Surf lessons for all ages and skill levels


Surf lessons run year round and are available for surfers of all skill levels, from first timers to advanced surfers.
Our home beach is beautiful Te Arai  rated Aucklands #1 East Coast beach.  (NZ Herald 2018)
White sand, blue water, safe , easy and consistant waves perfect for beginner & intermediette lessons.
We use beaches all along the East Coast north of Auckland, including Mangawhai, Orewa, Omaha, Pakiri and other nearby beaches.

2 Hour Surf lesson

  • First time surfers, beginners & those wanting to refresh or refine techniques.
  • Step-by-step instruction from an experienced and qualified surf coach
  • Tailored coaching, fundamentals, theory and the best tricks to fast track your surfing

Lesson Outline

  • Beach awareness, understanding the wind and waves, staying safe when surfing.
  • Surfboard design and use, ocean entry and correct surfboard handling.
  • Catching waves with best pratice body and hand position, stopping your surfboard.
  • Catching waves with good paddling style, amd master the ideal pop up technique for surfing and your surfing level
  • Riding your surfboard and wave for as long as possible
  • Once your riding waves  we will teach you how to  accelerate and turn!
  • What to bring: Beach wear, towel, water, waterproof sunscreen.
  • What’s included: 2 hours coaching from top qualified and experienced instructor
  • Includes a surfboard, wetsuit and rash vest , or bring your own!.
  • Small groups  max 1 instructor to 5 or 6 surfers. simple and effective coaching,  tailored for your ability.
  • An experience of a lifetime,  riding waves .. thats us!
  • Photos available on the day
  • Ages 6+

    $79.00
    / 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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Surfing lessons for all ages and skill levels
Private surfing lessons with Aotearoa Surf

Private surfing lessons

  • Private lessons for up to 3 people is a great way to get the most out of your lesson
  • Available to everyone –  absolute beginner, intermediate or the more experienced surfer. Every private lesson is talored for you.
  • You’ll be amazed how quickly you progress.
  • Learn how to get speed, turn, master the duck dive and more
  • We have private lessons available all throughout the year at times that are convenient for you.
  • Aotearoa Surf is our only commitment so we are ready anytime to focus on your  improvement and love of surfing.
  • What to bring: Beach wear, towel, water, waterproof sunscreen.
  • What’s included: 2 hours private focused coaching, surfboard and wetsuit hire selected  for you and the conditions, tailored focus, measurable improvement & new concepts
  • Photos: Photos are available on the day
  • Ages 4+

$199 for 1 or 2 surfers
$299 for 3 surfers
$59 per surfer thereafter (call or contact us for more than 3 surfers)

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Group surfing lessons

  • Learning to surf with a family group or group of your friends is a great way to share the experience of having fun in the ocean.
  • It’s also ideal for corporate / business team experiences.
  • Team building, community groups, hens and stag partys
  • We’ll get you up and riding quickly and enjoying the surfing experience safely and comfortably, with a great time for everyone!
  • What to bring: Beach wear, towel, water, waterproof sunscreen.
  • What’s included: 2 hours coaching, surfboard and wetsuit hire, unbiased equipment selection advice
  • Photos: Photos are available on the day
  • Price:  $69 / surfer (min 4 surfers required)-  contact us for any special requests
  • Ages 6+

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Group surfing lessons with Aotearoa Surf
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