Show the line up what it’s like to ‘surf like a girl’!

Surfing, yoga, fitness & relaxation

Escape your every-day routine with an incredible group of like-minded, ocean-loving women!

For ALL ages, stages and fitness levels

1 – 3 October 2021
29 – 31 October 2021
19 – 21 November 2021
10 – 12 December 2021
11 – 13 February 2022
11 – 13 March 2022
8 – 10 April 2022
13 – 15 May 2022


BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE: we will be operating as normal during Level 1 and 2, but just in case, we have multiple backup weekends held for our incredible Women’s Wellness Weekend. We will be sure to make sure backup dates work for everyone! Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions regarding this.


Check Out Your Itinerary

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Introducing Aotearoa Surf’s brand new Women’s Wellness Weekend. Empowering women to get out,
get active and show everyone in the line-up what it looks like to ‘surf like a girl’!

Following on from our popular Surf Sistas women’s only surf lessons, our Women’s Wellness Weekends are designed for all ages (adults 18+ only) and levels of surfer, from complete beginners to intermediates looking for progression

Lessons take place on Auckland’s favourite east coast surf beach, Te Arai, where you can expect crystal clear water, sunshine and good people!

Join our exclusive Surf Sistas Community on Facebook


  • Modern Eco Pods or Glamping accommodation for 2 nights
  • Welcome including drinks, nibbles & property tour (Friday night)
  • Healthy breakfast each day (2 x breakfasts)
  • Spread lunch on the Saturday – plant based (1 x lunch)
  • Dinner table bookings at local venues (optional)
  • 2 x yoga sessions including instructor
  • 2 x surfing sessions including coaches
  • All equipment (yoga mats, surfboards & wetsuits)
  • Photo package of weekend including you surfing!
  • Unlimited surfboard and wetsuit hire for your entire stay (use during free-time)
  • Unlimited water, tea coffee and juice
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Help organising lift shares and transport options

Optional Add ons:

  • Massage / Spa Treatments (on site)
  • Join organised dinner at local eatery (Saturday night)
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Learn to surf or refine your surfing techniques with Aotearoa Surf’s brand new Women’s Wellness Weekend. Empowering women to get out, get active and show everyone in the line-up what it looks like to ‘surf like a girl’!

Following on from our Surf Sistas Progressive Surf Clinics, our Women’s Wellness Weekend is a fun, holistic weekend designed to help women of all ages and skill levels learn to surf, improve their surfing skills and build more confidence in the ocean.

We will be photographing your surf sessions, allowing up to review your surfing and provide tips allowing you to achieve progression!


  • Beach awareness & safety.
  • Reading the wind & waves.
  • Board ocean entry & handling.
  • Catching waves with best practice.
  • Paddling style & the pop up.
  • Surfing position & posture.


  • How to accelerate and turn the board.
  • Getting out the back.
  • Positioning and wave selection.
  • Timing, take-offs and getting down the line.


Our Slow Hatha Flow Yoga,  is a combination of traditional yoga poses, dynamic movement and functional flow to help improve agility, strength and balance to complement your surfing experience. All whilst connecting to your breath and body to encourage a sense of calm and centredness.  The classes are layered to cater for all levels.

Introducing your yoga instructor

Hi beautiful ladies!

My name is Francesca – I have been practising yoga for about 20 years  and teaching for almost 4. I have 500 + hours of yoga teacher training, my last training was with Nikki Ralston (an amazing teacher based in Auckland I love functional movement that allows people to have more freedom in their everyday lives and allows them to do what they love.

I’m also a surfer! I love surfing because it makes me feel alive, it connects me to nature and it has pushed me out of my comfort zone which has given me confidence in all other areas of my life. It also makes me feel part of a community and inspires me creatively.

Finally, I’m a qualified Clinical Nutritionist and real food enthusiast – I’m looking forward to meeting you all at the Women’s Wellness Weekend!

Eco Pods Te Arai & Mangawhai
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Aotearoa Surf Eco Pods make an impact from the moment you step onto the property. Enjoy the fresh air with unparalleled panoramic ocean views that will bring an instant sense of relaxation.

Just an hour from Auckland and within close distance to the North Island’s most incredible surf breaks and beaches including Te Arai, Forestry, Mangawhai, Omaha, Waipu, Langs and beyond.

Choose your room when booking!

We have a total of 3 Eco Pods and 3 Glamping Teepees
Accommodation has been designed to allow private for 1 women or shared for 2, 3 or 4 women.


  • Ocean Views
  • Healthy Breakfast
  • Heating/ Cooling
  • TV
  • Free Wifi
  • House Keeping


  • Kitchen
  • Bathrooms
  • Sun Deck
  • BBQ’s
  • Entertainment Areas


Te Arai Coastal Walk (offsite)

This walk takes you from Te Arai along the clifftops to Forestry Beach. It is a beautiful and isolated walk. Keep an eye out for the New Zealand Fairy Tern and the Northern New Zealand Dotterel.

Subtropical Gardens (onsite)

Our 5 acre property boasts over 2,500 weird and wonderful native and sub-tropical plants and palms. For the more adventurous, explore 25 acres of native eco reserve in front of our property.

Bennett’s Chocolate Factory (offsite)

Bennetts is a popular cafe and chocolate maker in Mangawhai Village.
Best chocolate in Auckland & Northland (we are biased)

Mangawhai Clifftop Walk (offsite)

This amazing walk takes you along the beach, up along the clifftops with panoramic views and through cooling patches of bush where a native pigeon may be seen feeding on the nikau berries.

Take in the View (onsite)

Find the table at the highest point on the property to get the best view in all of Te Arai. From here you will be able to see all of the East Coast islands and incredible landscape features.

Visit the Mangawhai Museum (offsite)

With stories as diverse as WWII shipwrecks and geology at the beach, the museum offers a fascinating look through Mangawhai’s past and the people who shaped it.