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Matakana Beach Outfitters

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Address: 989 Matakana Road | Unit E, Matakana 0985, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 9-422 7873
09:00 - 17:30
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Mon - Fri 05:30 - 18:30
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:30

Summer Sessions (formerly Matakana Beach Outfitters) is a surf, skate, and...

Summer Sessions (formerly Matakana Beach Outfitters) is a surf, skate, and street shop in Matakana, New Zealand. In addition to our retail store, we have a Surf Centre trailer at Omaha Beach, where we offer surf lessons, surfboard hire, paddle board hire, body board hire, wetsuit hire. You can find the Summer Sessions Surf Centre Trailer in the parking lot next to the surf club. Come join us for a fun day at Omaha Beach.

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Brillant christmas outing for team of six!

We had a SUP tour on the Matakana River as a team outing to finish the year. We were all beginners and Matt made sure everyone was comfortable and gave great instruction... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2016
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

We had a SUP tour on the Matakana River as a team outing to finish the year. We were all beginners and Matt made sure everyone was comfortable and gave great instruction. Everyone has an awesome time. Booking was easy with Summer Session (MBO) and we got follow up photos from the trip! I will definitely use them again and... More 

Thank TorotoroMiromiro
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

they lent us some gear and we had a awesome time in the water it was very fun i would reccomend this

Thank JJKiwiKid
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

We had an hours paddle board lesson with the guys (not sure on names) and we had the best time. We were taken into the water straight away and were given lots of good tips. Really fun & would love to do it again!

Thank Connie_Hopper
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2015

We brought the kids surf lessons for Christmas 2015 and we've just finished our 4th day of lessons this morning. Our three kids all loved it! We were lucky to have good conditions at Omaha beach and the instructors were all enthusiastic & patient with high energy. Perfect. The kids improved over the 4 days and they were all thrilled... More 

Thank Grant E
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Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Went up for a lesson on Sunday.... just brilliant and so much fun. All round, from the initial tutorial to getting in the water, it was a great experience. Alex was fun, chatty, supportive and helpful. Really recommend these guys if you are looking for lessons. Will definitely be going back for stage two ... actually staying on the board!!

Thank Kfit2go
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Our school group had an absolutely amazing time at Goat Island with Matakana's XL SUP. It was a great teamwork challenge to get them all paddling together, balancing their strengths and standing up without tipping each other off. Some of our students who couldn't snorkle enjoyed using it to sit over the kelp beds, as on a sunny day the... More 

Thank leshavens
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 29 November 2015

Excellent paddleboarding retreat. Technics given including yoga on paddleboard. Excellent packed lunch and lovely walk in the afternoon. Staff were fantastic. Friendly & professional.

Thank Helen E
Opua, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 November 2015

I went with 4 friends to Matakana, to join the Paddle Board Retreat. The people were awesome and super friendly. The group was small and we just had a perfect day. Paddle Boarding, great lunch and hiking. Even got given a goodie bag:) Thanks

Thank 258Katja
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 November 2015

Simply amazing stand up paddling, first time and wishing i could go back NOW!! awesome teacher by the way. Would do in again and again if i had the time in the world.

Thank kokacola101
Warkworth, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 28 October 2015

I've been paddling with MBO for over a year now and it's always an amazing experience, SUP fitness is fantastic all over body workout, and being on the water is a great place to get fit! Definitely something I would recommend!

Thank Sascha20152015

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