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.
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!
> 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+
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!
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.
> Family or 4 or 5 people
> Group surf lesson
> Private surf lesson
> Unlimited surfboard, paddle-board & kayak hire
> Breakfast daily
2 nights $345 per person
3 nights $445 per person
5 nights $545 per person
Terms and conditions apply. Prices are subject to change.
Other (e.g. Surroundings, Nightlife, etc.):
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.):
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.
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