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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...more
I'd heard before booking that Mark was the guy to get a surf lesson off in Westport, which got reinforced as I ventured up the coast – and it's no surprise that he has such a great reputation. I'm a beginner who struggles getting to...More
Me and my boyfriend have had some great fun with mark. He was so good teaching us how to do it and always with a smile on his face! We would definitely recommend mark as your surfing coach.
Good fun Sofie and Lau
My partner and I had a great time learning to surf with Pat. He is a great instructor, has a calm and friendly manner and had us standing up by the end of the lesson! Beautiful location too. Highly recommended.
The beach was very long, wide and shallow and there were lots of waves coming in all the time. Pat was a great instructor, calm and friendly, he explained it in a easy way and I got to stand up on a couple of waves...More
Thank Peter K
Puke2014, Manager at West Coast Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017
Fantastic so pleased you got to enjoy our beautiful area. Leeann @ West Coast Surf
Our experience with West Coast Surf was great from start to finish. Neither of us had surfed before and I can hardly swim, but the learning area in Tauranga Bay was shallow and therefore not intimidating. Pat was an awesome teacher who worked individually with...More
Thank Laura C
Puke2014, Manager at West Coast Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017
Thanks Guys for taking the time to review, so pleased you had a good time, happy travels.
Leeann @ West Coast Surf
We had a great time on the coast of Tauranga bay. A beautiful spot with good waves all year round, and we had the beach almost to ourselves. It was our first time surfing and Pat did a great time learning us. Thanks for the...More
Thank Robert L
Puke2014, Manager at West Coast Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017
Great! Tanks for taking the time to review your lesson, thanks for coming.
Leeann @ West Coast Surf
Really enjoyed the lessons and the surf with my wife. As all the other comments, mark was great, the spot was even greater. Surfing is awesome no matter the weather as you will be wet anyways. Would caution the waves were fairly large or seemed...More
Thank Stefan R
Puke2014, Manager at West Coast Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017
Thank you Stephan for taking the time to review us, happy travels. Leeann @ West Coast Surf