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UP Surf Coaching

Raglan 3225, New Zealand
+64 21 249 4625
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Couldn’t recommend this more. I did the 5 day surf camp - Andrew and Lugo were incredible. Very... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
Chris R
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Highly Recommend Andy to Improve your Surfing!!

Andy was an awesome instructor! Myself and a friend were put into a small group of 4 and were able... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
Lta24
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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If you want to become a competent surfer quickly, UP Surf Coaching provides surf courses and lessons that will take you beyond standing up, to the point where you can surf on your own confidently. You can expect a relaxed learning environment where you will learn a mix of physical skills, practical skills, and ocean knowledge. Coaching for experienced surfers is also available.
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Raglan 3225, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Couldn’t recommend this more. I did the 5 day surf camp - Andrew and Lugo were incredible. Very positive, encouraging and patient everyone in our group was standing up. Price is incredibly fair, especially when you see the size of other camps on the beach....More

Thank Chris R
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Andrew L, Owner at UP Surf Coaching, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Stoked to hear that feedback Chris! Was a fun group and great to see you all progressing so fast, catch you later in the summer

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Reviewed 28 May 2017

Andy was an awesome instructor! Myself and a friend were put into a small group of 4 and were able to get very individualised advice to improve our surfing skills and knowledge. We were coached out the back to catch green waves, and were able...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2017

We are really glad we ended up with Andy as our surf instructor. Over our five days in the water we learnt so much-including a much better 'pop up' technique'. Coming to the lessons with some experience already, Andy helped us build on and improve...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2017

For over 40 years I have been wanting to surf - ever since my first visit to Bude (UK) in the early 70s. This course has finally done it and I couldn't have chosen a better coach. Andrew was brilliant. Just a small group with...More

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Andrew L, Owner at UP Surf Coaching, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Legendary! Good luck finding a board and surfing those Coromandel spots we talked about!

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

First of all I would like to say that surfing is very fun! And second of all that Andrew from UP Surf made it so. I came to Raglan with no previous surfing experiance and left with a complete basic understanding of how to find...More

Thank George G
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Andrew L, Owner at UP Surf Coaching, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Glad to hear of the confidence you developed and hope you've been surfing and improving even more!

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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Hey Andrew, I just took a 3 day course and simply wanted to let you know that it was a truly amazing experience! Also because of Damien, who did a great job as a teacher (just the right amount of pushing and being demanding and...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Having just had a second Bubba 10months ago, Andrew made me feel comfortable and confident learning to surf. So great that he takes small groups as it feels like your having a one on one lesson. Loads of great tips and he's happy to share...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2017

Our teenage daughter did a three-day lesson and also a private lesson with Andrew at Raglan's Up Surf Coaching. He is a brilliant coach. Andrew made the whole experience safe and fun for her. He was very helpful with her progression as a surfer and...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I had a private lesson with Damien the other day and thoroughly enjoyed the couple of hours spent on the water. Despite having to put up with my scottish accent, he was very patient and clear with his instruction and I came out feeling like...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2017

She absolutely loved her lesson with Andrew. It has given her a new interest and she will continue with it in Perth. Thank you Andrew for your friendly, professional lesson with our granddaughter.

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