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Aotearoa Surf School

11 Te Arai Point Road, Mangawhai 0975, New Zealand
+64 9-431 5760
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2 Hours of Fun

This was my first time ever surfing and Ben was a great instructor! I stood up by the end of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Keharvey1
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First surf lesson...AMAZING!!!

2 hours of pure fun and expertise! Our trainer Ben was amazing, with his help I manage to stand up... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tommaso B
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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11 Te Arai Point Road, Mangawhai 0975, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was my first time ever surfing and Ben was a great instructor! I stood up by the end of the lesson (and I nearly made it up several times sooner but struggle with gravity and balance!) I would recommend using this surf school to...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

2 hours of pure fun and expertise! Our trainer Ben was amazing, with his help I manage to stand up on the board after the second wave!! Highly recommended! Thanks Aotearoa Surf School! Tommy

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I come from Italy, I've done many sports in my life and, despite my age, I wanted to try surf on the waves. With my son in law we booked a private lesson at Atearoa. We found very kind and professional people. It was hard...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was the first time for me and my father in law with surfing. Our instructor was Ben, which has got us both standing on the boards after only a few trials! Thank you guys, it was a great experience and we'll be back.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Staff were super helpful, quality gear and great location! Gear ready to go on the beach, hassle free surfing!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first time surfing so we were a bit nervous but Garth was such an amazing instuctor and put us at ease immediately... We will definitely be back for more!!!

Thank Anna H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My boys 11yr and 10yr are doing the after school lessons with Che and his crew and they just love it. The instructors are just fantastic

Thank DeniseGuy1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I recently had a private lesson with Ben - the best instructor. We had so much fun learning how to surf! Ben was so very good at teaching us and all three of us managed to stand up with his help! We...More

Thank Sasha R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cha hooked us up with a couple of paddle boards to cruise the local estuary. Great quality equipment top service.

Thank Ghost1322
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant lesson thanks Ben, learnt more in 90 minutes than i have in the last 5 years !!! highly recommend. cheers Jon

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