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Aotearoa Surf School

11 Te Arai Point Road, Mangawhai 0975, New Zealand
+64 9-431 5760
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Amazing Surfing lesson experience !

Had the BEST time out with Aotearoa Surf School yesterday with my friend. Che and Nick are... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
Epic birthday activity & a wonderful day out

Amazingly fun experience. Did a Bungy a week ago - that was a bit of intimidating! But Surfing at... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chirag A
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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
11 Te Arai Point Road, Mangawhai 0975, New Zealand
+64 9-431 5760
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had the BEST time out with Aotearoa Surf School yesterday with my friend. Che and Nick are passionate surfing instructors and there was not a single person in the lesson who hadn’t stood up on their surfboard! I am also very impressed by the photos...More

Thank 946lindseys
Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazingly fun experience. Did a Bungy a week ago - that was a bit of intimidating! But Surfing at Te Arai with Che and Nick was superbly fun - even for terrified adventurists like me an my wife :-) Che and nick are wonderfully awesome...More

1  Thank Chirag A
Reviewed 4 days ago

2 hours of Surf lesson with the crazy and amazing instructor Che ! Everybody stood on his surfboard at the end of the lesson :) Great waves, good team, and amazing photos to have memories. I recommend Aotearoa Surf school !

Thank Mathilde H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had an awesome time during the surfing lesson. The instructors were very friendly and helpful. Had an amazing experience! :)

Thank sheenaco
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was a really good fun and well taught lesson. The instructor new what he was doing and which tips to use and give. Looking forward to a second visit

Thank darkob568
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my friends had a lot of fun during morning surf lesson. Very cool instructor Chay explained us basic facts about surfing and then we have all practised in the sea. With little help we were able to stand up very quickly! Furthermore, he...More

Thank Sarishek
Reviewed 1 week ago

We could not choose better option for our first surf experience. The instructor Chay was really cool guy. He taught us basic things about sea, surf board and moves on the board. We really appreciated his personal attitude and we would definitely recommend his school...More

Thank Lukáš M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun and friendly, high energy- kids loved it and learned to pop up! The Surf School team were helpful and gave good advice the kids could follow. Outstanding day!

Thank Risso17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a great paddleboarding lesson at Mangawhai beach with Che. He taught us everything you need to know to really enjoy your paddleboarding experience. Unforgettable!

Thank Garance S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Te Arai is a beautiful beach that is obviously really popular with the surfing community. It was also a perfect spot for my son to have his first surfing lesson with Che from Aotearoa Surf School. After getting all the gear sorted, there was a...More

Thank CelesteF
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