Building on the Aotearoa Surf holiday programs, which produce confident, happy surfing kids, we have created an all-inclusive kids’ camp that’ll get your kids riding waves and give them the experience of a lifetime (and let you have a week’s getaway in Mangawhai if you choose to be involved).

Our Ultimate Kids’ Surf camp is the perfect action / adventure holiday for kids aged 8 – 16 (Grouped by ages). Each day they will get to enjoy daily surf lessons as well as a whole host of other exciting activities, including kayaking, paddle boarding, volleyball, yoga, a waterslide and confidence course. They will also have all the fun of camp style accommodation, campfires and BBQs.

Sun 4th – Fri 9th October 2020
Sun 10 – 15th January 2021
Sun 17 – 22nd January 2021
Sun  18 – 23 April 2021


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



Face masks may be required for bus transport (we will supply)
Excellent health and safety protocols during camp
We will be operating to government guidelines

Everything’s included

From transport to the camp, from Auckland, or Albany, to meals, accommodation, activities, equipment… even sunscreen, we’ve thought of everything and included it in your camp fee. We will provide your kids with fun filled days, packed with activities,that are carefully supervised and appropriate for their age and ability. We make sure that we serve nutritious meals and that our dorm accommodation is always comfortable.


80 minutes north of Auckland. Mangawhai’s beach and harbour has everything a great kids’ camp needs, from great surf to safe swimming. We’ll be camping at Moirs Point camp, with awesome views over the Mangawhai Harbour.


This camp is for ages 8 to 16 and is suitable for all levels of surfing and swimming ability – our team of experienced surf instructors and lifeguards will tailor lessons to suit.


Daily surf lessons, will take place at Mangawhai Heads Beach, Te Arai Beach or Mangawhai Harbour, ensuring every participant is progressing and gaining ocean and surfing confidence.


At the camp, which is right on the water, we’ll be paddle boarding and kayaking or be on the confidence course, waterslide, playing soccer, rugby or volleyball. At night, activities will include a camp-fire, movies, talent show, concert and BBQ.


We offer fun, dorm style accommodation grouped by ages and genders. Campers can choose to be in the same room as friends.


Nutritious meals and unlimited fruit are provided. All dietary requirements such as vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free can be catered for. Please contact in advance to let us know about any allergies or special dietary requirements.


Pickup and drop off service from Auckland to Mangawhai – Parents are welcome to drop off / pick up from camp.


Sunday 12:45 pm Ellerslie Racecourse – 80 Ascot Ave, Remuera (Auckland Car Fair Carpark)
1:45 pm Albany Bus Station – Elliot Rose Ave, Albany (Main platform)
3:00 pm Drop off at Camp – 117 Estuary Dr, Mangawhai Heads


Friday 11:00 am Pickup from Camp – 117 Estuary Dr, Mangawhai Heads
1:45 pm drop off Albany Bus Station – Elliot Rose Ave, Albany (Main platform)
2:45 pm Drop Off Ellerslie Racecourse – 80 Ascot Ave, Remuera (Auckland Car Fair Carpark)


Aotearoa Surf has been operating for 18 years with a perfect safety record. We’re Surfing NZ & Water Safety approved for surfing and paddle boarding and have a fully qualified and experienced team. We operate a 6-8:1 surfer ratio – one instructor per 6-8 children dependent on age and ability. Our surf instructors are highly qualified and also surf lifesaving awarded, first aid trained, and have undergone full police checks. Our team has a lot of experience managing kids surf camps and large groups.

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  •       Kids need to bring
  •       Bag
  •       Sleeping bag and pillow
  •       5x changes of clothes
  •       Swimwear and towel
  •       Bathroom supplies, personal effects and any medication
  •       All equipment is supplied, however, kids are welcome to bring their own surfboard and wetsuit if they wish
  •       Head torch or torch
  •       Please note: No electronic devices are allowed (phones allowed for calls)


$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)

Payment plans are available, with weekly or fortnightly payments to suit your circumstances.

Places are strictly limited – book early to avoid disappointment!

We’ll be keeping you updated daily with pictures and activities and there is an opportunity on Thursday 17th Jan to come watch your child surfing and see the progress they have made!

The Ultimate Kids’ Camp Surf Competition

On Thursday of both weeks, we’ll run a surf competition, with prizes and giveaways. Parents are invited to come and support their child and check out their progress on these days.

Competition heats:

10am: Platino Surf Comp – 8-10 year olds

12pm :Vissla Surf Comp – 11-12 year olds

2pm: NSP Surf Comp – 13-16 year olds


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