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Aotearoa Surf School

11 Te Arai Point Road, Mangawhai 0975, New Zealand
+64 9-431 5760
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Brilliant!!

Awesome time, experience, learning and fun at the Aotearoa Surf School. The instructors were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sammie G
Very recommend

Helpful guys,very recommend. The lesson was really good fun. Great start to get you into the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gina L
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Aotearoa Surf Stand up paddle boarding! Surfing! Kayaking! and much more Get a Lesson, take a tour or explore on your own Enjoy Mangawhai estuary with a Stand up paddle boarding lesson We have a large range of stand up paddle boards and surfboards for the whole family. Safe, Easy and fun. Regular lessons and tours operating all year round at the Mangawhai tavern, surf beach, and from our home base at Te Arai Beach Aotearoa Surf is the oldest established surf school and hire company, operating for 12 years Qualified and experienced coaches Stand up paddle boarding, surfing and kayaking think Aotearoa Surf! The surf beaches in the area are among the safest in the world yet provide ideal conditions for surfers of all skill levels. Learn in safe gentle waves in waist deep water with your coach right next to you. Our 6:1 coaching ratio means you get the best supervision and tuition.
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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11 Te Arai Point Road, Mangawhai 0975, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Awesome time, experience, learning and fun at the Aotearoa Surf School. The instructors were helpful and encouraging. It was awesome to actually be able to have a go at standing up on the board and succeeding! Thank you, can't wait to go out and improve...More

Thank Sammie G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Helpful guys,very recommend. The lesson was really good fun. Great start to get you into the activity. Skilled instructors and awesome customer service. Highly recommended for someone who wants to give surfing a try.

Thank Gina L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Didn't have lessons here, but the team sorted us out with some great boards to hire and a run-down of the local spots. Very accommodating and knowledgeable - they even let us camp in the grounds of the surf school (which has the most amazing...More

Thank msaweston
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

These guys were really good. Very informative all the way through and i never felt left out despite a large group size. They made sure that everyone had some 1-1 time and were constantly supervising us in and out of the water. Any questions I...More

Thank Alex G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Totally recommend surfing with Aotearoa Surf School! During our working holiday we spent a wonderful day at the amazing te Arai beach (white sand, blue water and the best surfing waves you can get!!) First surflesson and we felt totally welcomed by the nice staff....More

Thank Alina A
Reviewed 6 days ago

The instructors managed to teach the basics of surfing in a really small amount of time. Even though the conditions were really harsh many of us got really good at surfing. We also got great high quality pictures which we could buy for an extra...More

Thank Klaas G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lesson was really good fun. Great start to get you into the activity. Skilled instructors and awesome customer service. Highly recommended for someone who wants to give surfing a try.

Thank AntonO
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shey was an teacher!! Managed to get us all standing! Clear helpful instructions. Helped everyone. Would definitely recommend

Thank Abi M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shay was fantastic, he had a group of 6 people that had never surfed before and he got every single one of us standing and riding a wave in by the end (even if it was only once). He was clear on safety, instruction everyone...More

Thank Rob7485
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant customer service! Instructors were great! Top notch equipment top notch experience enjoyed so much I booked a second lesson 🤙🏻🏄

Thank Mark O
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