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West Coast Surf

Westport, New Zealand
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About West Coast Surf
West Coast surf has been established at Tauranga Bay on the West Coast of the south island for the past 18 years. Mark and Leeann 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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Camille B wrote a review Mar 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands19 contributions
I had a great surflesson at West Coast Surf from Mark. I’ve been surfing a bit before, but Mark taught me new things! He taught us basis theoretic knowledge about the ocean and surfing and I got to improve my popups and riding the wave. He was very enthousiastic and made us feel safe and confident in the water. Tauranga bay is really nice for beginner surfers! Thank you Mark!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Puke2014, Owner at West Coast Surf
Responded 18 Mar 2020
Thank you Camille for taking the time to make this review, we are happy you had a good experience. Safe Travels Leeann @ West Coast Surf
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EmmaLou242 wrote a review May 2019
4 contributions4 helpful votes
I initially did a lesson back in January 2019 with my partner and having never really surfed before it was a new challenge for both of us. We were relatively terrible at surfing but we had such a good time with Pat and his lessons were really helpful that we decided to come back again! We went back in April 2019 and had another lesson with Mark who was just amazing, he is so knowledgeable and lives and breathes surfing. He is a fantastic teacher and even helped us to eventually stand up which was quite monumental for us both. Set in a beautiful westcoast beach I would highly recommend as it has now also giving me the surfing bug! Thanks Mark and Pat!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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MikE04714 wrote a review May 2019
Basingstoke, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
It was my wife's first lesson and a refresher for me after many years. Mark's was awesome providing us both individual instruction to suit our needs. Not only does he know his stuff, he has a great personality. We would highly recommend for every one, and is a must-do experience for your time in New Zealand
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Jens wrote a review Mar 2019
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Couldn‘t think of any better coach than Mark. You feel all his experience, patience and passion for surfing from the very first minute. Had so much fun during a 3 hours lessons, both Mark and I laughed a lot about my funny attempts to stand upright on the board. If you ever thought about surfing, Mark is the best reason to give it a try.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Alison2701 wrote a review Mar 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand24 contributions5 helpful votes
Hubby and I booked a lesson with Mark and had the best time !!! So much knowledge and a fantastic teacher even though I'm a real scaredy cat Mark persevered with me and I had a blast, wetsuits and boards incl in the price, do it you wont regret it :)
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Date of experience: March 2019
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