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Address: Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 6-867 0823

One of the best things you can do in Gisborne is to book in for a 2 hour...

One of the best things you can do in Gisborne is to book in for a 2 hour learn to surf lesson with Frank. Boards and wetsuits provided. All ages catered to. No more than 4 surfers per coach. An extensive selection of boards and wetsuits are available to hire on a 24/7 basis. We've been giving lessons since 1993 and we are still stoked to see you stand up and ride for the first time!

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Probably the best surf teacher in the country!

Wow! Frank's knowledge and passion for teaching is absolutely amazing. We love the small group feat of the lesson as well and the whole energy in the water got us on our feet on... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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228 reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Wow! Frank's knowledge and passion for teaching is absolutely amazing. We love the small group feat of the lesson as well and the whole energy in the water got us on our feet on the board in no time. What a treat!

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Canandaigua, New York
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

Never having surfed, but got up and did it pretty soon after starting the lesson. Frank has a gift for teaching and his coaches too. Now can't wait to do it again. The weather was not good for our scheduled lesson time, but we got back in touch later in the day and it was fine. Frank didn't want us... More 

Thank Joe S
Tamahere, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We had a group lesson, with a short on shore lesson, and then a decent in water surf session. The instructors were very patient, encouraging, and were great at sharing their knowledge.

Thank GarethG29
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39 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

I took one amazing lesson with Frank and I had such fun! I had never surfed before but thanks to Frank and the other instructors I could stand on the board after only a few tries. The next day I felt dead tired, but really really happy.

Thank Giulia F
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39 reviews
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Reviewed 24 January 2016

So I surfed with frank quite a while ago... But since I am going back to Gizzy to surf in 2 weeks I remembered to write a review about my previous experience!! Frank was really kind and helpfull and I had an amazing time. Will come back and will bring my friend as well!! Wainui beach is beautifull and so... More 

Thank Luca L
Macau, China
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 December 2015

Our first surfing class was with Frank in Gisborne, and it could not have been better! Great one on one advice from a very experienced surfer. He made us look like professionals! Highly recommended!

Thank ellenW6607PE
Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Had a fantastic lesson with Frank, he knows his stuff and made learning a breeze. Highly recommend this activity

Thank Amie B
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Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

We rented boards from Frank who is a really nice and friendly guy. He also gave us ver good advices where to go for nice waves.

Thank Bence S
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Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

We were only in Gisbourne for a short time and organized a lesson by email overnight - super easy. Our three kids (9yrs, 10yrs and 12yrs) had a brilliant time. Frank and Georgia are superb coaches and two of them for three kids meant pretty much individual instruction. For two hours our mob were enthusiastically encouraged and given a fantastic... More 

Thank Wakeupnz
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 April 2015

When I was on the lookout for a surfing class for beginners in Gisborne, my gfs hometown, everyone kept pointing me to Frank. I finally had some time during my Easter visit to G-town so I emailed Frank to join one of his classes. He swiftly replied and was able to join the Saturday morning class. Two hours including coaching,... More 

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