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. All equipment provided by Aotearoa Surf.


Sun 10 – 15th January 2021  SOLD OUT
Sun 17 – 22nd January 2021 Limited Spaces (Males only)
Sun  18 – 23 April 2021 – Limited Spaces
Oct 2021 – TBC
Dec 2021 – TBC
Jan 2022 – TBC


Please note: if your preferred camp is full, please contact us to get on the wait list should there be any cancellations.

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. All equipment is provided by Aotearoa Surf.


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
1:00 pm drop off Albany Bus Station – Elliot Rose Ave, Albany (Main platform)
2:00 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.

Take a look around


  •       Kids need to bring
  •       Bag
  •       Sleeping bag or Duvet and pillow
  •       5x changes of clothes
  •       Long sleeve tshirt
  •       Hats & drink bottle
  •       Swimwear and towel
  •       Bathroom supplies, personal effects and any medication (medication is strictly managed by medical officer)
  •       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, no phones, camp phone available for calls.

ALL surfing equipment is provided by Aotearoa Surf or bring your own.

Please note: hats, drink bottle and long sleeve t-shirt are essential for surfer wellbeing.

$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 the Thursday of camp, 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