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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
299 Tauranga Bay Rd, Westport, New Zealand
+64 27 255 2651
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

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

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

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.

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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

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

Reviewed 9 December 2017

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

Reviewed 1 December 2017

As beginners we really enjoyed our time with Mark, he was extremely patient and we felt we really improved during our time with him. Thanks again Mark! Paddy G

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Puke2014, Manager at West Coast Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017

Thanks heaps for taking the time to review us and great to hear you had a good time, thanks for coming! Leeann @ West Coast Surf

Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

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

Reviewed 16 November 2017

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

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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

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!!

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