Aotearoa Surf School & Eco Pods (Te Arai, New Zealand)

Aotearoa Surf School & Eco Pods (Te Arai, New Zealand) starstarstar

11 Te Arai Point Road, Te Arai, Auckland, 0975, New Zealand
Tel: +34 828 668 899,
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Booking on request
Prices from $273.00  per week
Average Rating: 9.0
Total Votes:2
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Summary

Aotearoa Surf is New Zealand’s #1 surf school and accommodation option, operating out of the most incredible beaches and surf breaks along the East Coast such as Te Arai, Forestry and Mangawhai, only 1 hour North of Auckland’s CBD.

Aotearoa Surf have a range of services to suit any age or experience level. Whether you want to start surfing from scratch, organise a team building weekend away for your staff, spend a long weekend with a loved one exploring the East coast or give your children the experience of a lifetime at our summer camp, we can cater to your every need… just ask and we will deliver!

Choose to book your accommodation and surf lessons separately, or alternatively package the two together for a great deal!

The brand new Eco Pods at Aotearoa Surf offer guests unparalleled panoramic ocean views and the perfect spot to base yourself for a surfing escape. Choose between our twin share, double share, triple share or our glamping tents.

> Book accommodation only, no minimum night stay.
> 10% off Eco Pod rooms when staying 2 or more nights.
> Family (4 – 5 people) and couple packages available including; Eco Pod accommodation (2 x family, 1 x couples), breakfast, 1 x group surfing lesson, 1 x private surf lesson, unlimited surfboard, wetsuit, paddleboard & kayak hire.
> Full property bookings – discounted corporate & group accommodation & activities for up to 11 guests (contact us).
> Bookings between Dec 20th – Jan 4th requires a minimum 3-night stay.

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ABOUT THE SURF CAMP


LOCATION AND SURF CONDITIONS
Accommodation: 11 Te Arai Point Road, Te Arai.
> Incredible ocean views & surrounding bushland.
> 60 minutes drive from Auckland CBD.
> 5 minutes drive to town centre
> 5 minutes drive to nearest supermarket

All surf lessons held at either Te Arai Reserve Beach or Mangawhai pending conditions.
Nearby beaches include: Te Arai, Mangawhai, Forestry, Muriwai, Orewa, Omaha, Pakiri & more!



CAMP CHARACTER
All ages and stages welcome. Perfect for families, couples, solo travellers and large groups. Relaxing camp, child friendly. 
CAMP OPERATOR
Aotearoa Surf School was founded in 2002 and was one of the founding surf schools in New Zealand. Aotearoa Surf is owned and operated by Che, a local surfer who has a devotion for all things related to the ocean. He has a passionate, experience and qualified team or instructors from the local area who pride themselves on giving every person who comes through the camp the best possible experience and memories.

ACCOMMODATION AND CATERING


ACCOMMODATION TYPES
> The Barrier (Private Double/ Twin Pod)
> The Pacific (Private Double/ Twin Pod)
> The Heads  (Private Triple Pod)
> Glamping (Private Tent)

All rooms have:
> Shared bathrooms
> Ocean views Parking
> Surf lesson packages available
> Share kitchen
> Linen and towels provided
> Wifi
> TV 

CATERING
Self Catering share kitchen facilities Breakfast Available at extra charge Supermarket and shops nearby BBQ area

SURF COURSE AND ACTIVITIES


SURF COURSE DETAILS
Aotearoa Surf School's 2-hour surf lessons are perfect for first timers, beginners, or those simply wanting to brush up on a few techniques. Lessons take place on Auckland’s favourite east coast surf beach where small groups are taught by experienced instructors who will tailor our winning lesson plan to ensure that everyone’s specific needs are not only met, but exceeded.

You can buy singular lessons, or for an even better deal, you can book 3, 5 or 10 lesson packages. 

Lesson Outline:
> Beach awareness and understanding the wind and waves.
> Surfboard design and use, ocean entry and handling.
> Catching waves with best practice body and hands positions.
> Good paddling style and how to master the pop up technique.
> Riding your surfboard in position/ posture.

Once basics are reached (generally needs multiple lessons):
> How to accelerate and turn the board.
> Getting out the back, positioning and wave selection.
> Timing, take-offs and getting down the line.

Suitable for: Ages 6+


SURF MATERIALS
What To Bring:
> Swimwear
> Towel
> Water
> Waterproof sunscreen

What’s Included:
> 2 hours coaching from a highly qualified, experienced instructor
> Surfboard, wetsuit and rash vest
> Photos available on the day

OTHER ACTIVITIES
Auckland’s largest selection of rentals on the east coast with over 120 surfboards and 200 wetsuits, plus paddle boards, kayaks and bikes available. Hire is available from 8.30am – 6.00pm every day at the Aotearoa Surf shop and Hire Centre at 11 Te Arai Point Rd.

They also provide long-term rentals, giving you the freedom to road trip Auckland & Northlands in search of the best surf spots!

> Soft boards for beginners: all sizes up to 9 foot
> Hard boards: fun-boards, mini-mals and long-boards from 7 – 10 foot
> Short boards & fishes for intermediate to advanced surfers.
> Full-length 2mm & 3mm quality wetsuits: Vissla Oneill & Quicksilver
> Free use of our soft racks and tie downs: suitable for any vehicle and designed to carry 6 surfboards, 4 paddle-boards or 2 kayaks. Very easy to install and safe to use.

MORE INFO, HOW TO GET THERE & FAQ


 SURF CONDITIONS
Breaks directly at the main spot and at nearby spots
All breaks surfed with Aotearoa are beach breaks. They offer fun, consistent waves that are perfect for beginner to intermediate surfers.

Seasonal conditions
Te Arai water temperature peak in the range of 19 - 23 degrees celsius around the beginning of February of each year. They reach their minimum in late August and sit at around 13 - 16 degrees celsius. Air temperatures are warmest in early to mid February.

Crowd factor and local people
Te Arai is a relatively remote beach and therefore crowds really only become an issue in the middle of summer. You will still find, particular if you are a beginner, that there are plenty of waves to go around!


 SURROUNDINGS / REGION
Characterization of surroundings/region
Te Arai sit right on the very edge of the Auckland and Northland regions. The Auckland Region is one of 16 regions of New Zealand, named for it's largest town, Auckland. The region encompasses the Auckland metropolitan area, small towns, rural areas and coastal beaches as well as the islands of the Hauraki Gulf.

New Zealand has a very unique and dynamic culture. The culture of its indigenous M?ori people affects the language, the arts and even the accents of all New Zealanders. 

Activities and facilities
> Surf Lessons (Group & Private)
> Kids Programs & Camps
> School Holiday Program
> Women's Only Surf Club
> SUP Lessons
> Wildlife Tours
 JOURNEY
Ways to get to the camp
1.5 hours to Auckland Airport. Public transport available.

PACKAGES & PRICES


PACKAGE A - 2, 3 & 5 NIGHT STAYS
From $195 per person, per night

Learn the ropes and then get straight out on your own OR tailor your package from start to finish. Great for; single travellers, couples or family groups where only some people in your group want to surf. Surf & stay packages are fully customisable to each travellers individual needs.


INCLUSIONS
> Group surf lesson
> Unlimited surfboard, paddle-board & kayak hire
> Breakfast daily

PRICES:
Please enquire for detailed price list

Terms and conditions apply. Prices are subject to change.

PACKAGE B - COUPLES SURF & STAY
From $200 per person, per night

This package includes:
The ultimate couples surf getaway. Learn to surf from scratch with a tailored program to teach you to quickly and efficiently learn to surf so that you can get out there on your own by the end of the trip! Couples with our brand new Eco Pods, it's the perfect city escape or weekend getaway.

INCLUSIONS
> Family or 4 or 5 people
> Group surf lesson
> Private surf lesson
> Unlimited surfboard, paddle-board & kayak hire
> Breakfast daily

PRICES:
2 nights $795 per couple
3 nights $995 per couple
5 nights $1,195 per couple

Terms and conditions apply. Prices are subject to change.

PACKAGE C - FAMILY SURF & STAY
From $345 per person, per night

The perfect family escape and an incredible opportunity to bond with the kids. Our family surf and stay packages are all about learning to surf in the best possible way; fun, easy and friendly, with your accommodation and activities organised for you! Save on accommodation and surfing rates with our family package.

INCLUSIONS
> Family or 4 or 5 people
> Group surf lesson
> Private surf lesson
> Unlimited surfboard, paddle-board & kayak hire
> Breakfast daily

PRICES:
2 nights $345 per person
3 nights $445 per person
5 nights $545 per person

Terms and conditions apply. Prices are subject to change.

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Reviews

Aotearoa Surf School & Eco Pods (Te Arai, New Zealand) Average Rating: 9.0 - Total Votes: 2

Hospitality
10/10
Location
10/10
Surfing
10/10
Accommodation
9/10
Value for money
9/10
Services6
10/10
This reviewer told us :

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Surfing:

Great shop, great guys. I had a 2 hour lesson with Cam on Thursday and the instruction was so good I was consistently standing up within an hour. Was given constant tips. On Friday I rented a board and suit for a half day, the equipment they have is very high quality. When I was down on the water one of the guys from the shop happened to be down with another lesson but still shouted tips out to me because he recognised me and remembered my name, which is a small detail but it shows they care about what they do.

Other (e.g. Surroundings, Nightlife, etc.):

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Hospitality
10/10
Location
10/10
Surfing
10/10
Accommodation
9/10
Value for money
9/10
Services6
10/10
This reviewer told us :

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Surfing:

Totally amazing inspirational leaders. Dear Che and the AMAZING TEAM. I want to say an almighty thank you. This four days have been so special for us - we have watched our girl grow in confidence and resilience. For someone who is locked into a different world to most of us, who processes life so unusually, the challenges you set pushed her to her limits beautifully and she has blossomed. I never thought that she'd ever want to even have a go - let alone ride a wave!!! Everyday we expected her to say 'I'm not going back’. You guys are inspirational leaders - your passion and love for the water is infectious. She'll be back - weekly lessons coming up.

Other (e.g. Surroundings, Nightlife, etc.):

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