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West Coast Surf

299 Tauranga Bay Rd, Westport, New Zealand
+64 27 255 2651
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Super coach, super location!

Mark is an amazing coach/instructor! Had a blast and was fortunate to have the place to myself... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Great lesson! Would 100% go back! Well worth it!

Mark is awesome! Three of us got a lesson with him and he made us so comfortable and taught us so... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Dachel R
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West Coast surf has been established at Tauranga Bay on the West Coast of the south island for the past 18 years. Leeann Hill and Mark Perana are the owners and Mark is the head coach of this business. Mark has been coaching surfing and snowboarding for the past 25+ years and holds the highest qualifications in both industries. Mark is a previous NZ team coach and national title holder and a NZ snowboard examiner. He knows all there is to know on how to progress you safely in the surf weather you are a complete beginner, all ready surfing and want to improve or in need of some contest strategy. Mark is your man.
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299 Tauranga Bay Rd, Westport, New Zealand
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+64 27 255 2651
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Mark is an amazing coach/instructor! Had a blast and was fortunate to have the place to myself. Not far from the Seal Colony - Lighthouse walkway at Tauranga Bay. Beaut location, I'll be back!!

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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Mark is awesome! Three of us got a lesson with him and he made us so comfortable and taught us so much! He's so calm and really makes it so enjoyable! Would definitely go back!!

Thank Dachel R
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I took a lesson with Mark, he is a great teacher! Funny and professional. And Tauranga bay is just amazing!

Thank Bérengère P
Puke2014, Manager at West Coast Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we appreciate it. Leeann

Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Mark was an excellent, patient and fun teacher. He even managed to get 2 rookies on their boards in one lesson. Definitely recommended if you are in the region!

Thank charlot2014
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing lesson...Mark is a wealth of knowledge and an excellent communicator. He gives you the skills, knowledge, safety and confidence to surf on your own. After having 2 lessons elsewhere this was by far the best and most insightful experience! Thanks Mark...highly recommended! Would definitely...More

Thank Georgie B
Puke2014, Owner at West Coast Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

Thanks very much for your review, We specialise in educating people to be able to surf by themselves, to be continually learning and improving by using self analysis, we dont teach you how to surf, we teach you how to surf better and we are...More

Reviewed 2 March 2017

Mark was super accommodating, managed to fit me in for a lesson just before dusk. Lots of information on rips, tides, safety and other basics before the lesson, then got in the water. Mark is patient, persistent, and fantastic at correcting form. I had a...More

Thank Jake W
Puke2014, Owner at West Coast Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

So stoked you enjoyed the lesson, we understand that with knowledge of the enviroment and what we are suppose to do before we do it the sport is so much easier and we improve so much faster. The better we are the more fun we...More

Reviewed 21 February 2017

My first surfing lesson,and it's great. The coach is nice and patient, the waves in that bay is also good for surfing. Nice afternoon.

Thank Zhen Z
Puke2014, Manager at West Coast Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Thanks for joining us Zhen and taking the time to write a review, happy travels! West Coast Surf

Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Today I took my first surfing lesson at Westcoast Surf. My coach was Pat and he is great in explaining everything, making sure I get what he is talking about and that I have a lot of fun! I had an awesome day and will...More

Thank Albo148
Puke2014, Owner at West Coast Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review us, we are very happy you had an awesome day because that is what surfing is all about for us, its a passion and a love of the waves that makes us want to share the sport of...More

Reviewed 4 January 2017

Arriving at Turanga bay, I had absolutely no experience of surfing . After a warm welcome from Mark and Pat, safety briefing and beginners guide we all suited up and headed off to catch some waves. Thanks to all the great advice from Mark and...More

Thank zinedineafir7
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I rocked up to the West Coast Surf van to be invited by a friendly and inviting crew. After being walked through the safety basics, how to maintain balance, & general water tips; we wet-suited up and headed out to the surf. Pat was my...More

Thank Steven F
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