Stand up paddleboarding lessons

Paddleboarding lessons for all ages and skill levels


Get out on the water with a sport designed with everyone in mind! SUP boarding is safe, fun and easy we will make sure you have a great experience.

You won’t get wet unless you jump in!

Your lesson includes use of our fleet of Ocean & Earth Squeeze Boards and high end Surftec Balboas. These SUP boards are stable and easy for all level of paddle boarders to use.

Introduction to paddleboarding lesson - Aotearoa Surf

Paddle board lesson

This 1 hour lesson is designed to get you up and going straight away. You’ll learn the fundamentals: safety, posture and technique and enjoy a 1 hour fun paddle boarding experience.

Suitable for all adults and children 7 years+

What to bring: Beach wear, towel, water, waterproof sunscreen.
Price: $65.00 / all equipment provided or bring your own

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Stand up paddle parties

If you are looking for an amazing time for your next group party, function or outing, look no further!

A paddle party is guaranteed to be an experience for everyone to remember.

Hens and stag parties, company or club functions, team building, birthdays, end of year celebrations… a paddle party is something different for all ages to enjoy.

We tailor each paddle party to suit your group. Learn how to stand up paddle, explore the harbour, view wildlife, games and races, prizes, even get that special person a drink ‘over the side and in the water’.

Aotearoa Surf can tailor everything for your party, transport, meals, drinks and even live music.

Get in touch with us to discuss your plans and we will work in the best paddle experience to suit

Suitable for all adults and children 7 years+.

Price: $49.00 / person for  2hrs (approx)

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Eco tours with Aotearoa Surf

SUP wildlife & eco tour

The Mangawhai and Te Arai coast offers a diverse ecosystem hosting a large and impressive array of flora and fauna. We take you on an expedition in and around the Mangawhai harbour or coastal headlands.

You will get a chance to encounter the sea life and spectacular birds, including possibly the most endangered bird in NZ; the Fairy Tern (‘Tara Iti’).  Only 40-50 of these spectatcular birds remain in the wild.

Previously on our wildlife & eco tours we have encountered stingray, rare jellyfish, seals, dolphins and even Orcas.

All this whilst learning all about the rich history of Mangawhai and the tails of old from one of our guides!

2 hour round trip from several different locations in the Mangawhai Estuary and harbour depending on wind and tides. When you book with us 10% of your booking is donated to wildlife protection trusts in our local area!

Find out when our next wildlife & eco tours are scheduled and book in quick! Or, contact us to arrange an eco tour for you. For safety reasons we can only accommodate 5 paddle boarders to 1 guide.

Suitable for all adults and children 9 years+

What to bring: Beach wear, towel, water, waterproof sunscreen.
Price: $90.00 (10% of all bookings are donated directly to wildlife protection trusts in our local area)

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