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2 Hour Surf Lesson - Aotearoa Surf - Mangawhai

Join the talented team at Aotearoa Surf and an epic surf lesson at one of Northlands top surfing destinations.


  • 2 hour lesson covering everything you need to surf on your own
  • International Surfing Association & Surfing NZ instructor with one on one focus
  • Safety and understanding the ocean and waves
  • Cover the surfboard design, board handling, positioning and catching waves
  • Master the popup and surfing stance
  • After your up and surfing we teach you about speed and turning
  • Ongoing phone and email support for you to ask any questions you may have or check on the surf forecast

Mangawhai surf beach, located just 80 mins from Auckland city, is renowned for it’s fantastic surf conditions and breathtaking coastal views.

The lesson is perfect for all stages, new, beginner or intermediate surfers wanting to progress their skills further.

Learn about surf safety, equipment design, correct positioning, popup to stand technique, correct posture, accelerating and turning - and of course, have heaps of fun along the way!

The small group setting ensures that each surfer gets the very best results.

The ultimate way to gear up for a fantastic year on the waves!

Per Person $79.00

What's included

  • Surfboard, wetsuit, sunscreen, 2 hours coaching from qualified instructor (feel free to bring your own surfboard and wetsuit if you wish)


  • Allow approximately 2 hours for the whole experience


  • Minimum age 6 years


  • Meeting point: Aotearoa Surf Shop, 11 Te Arai Point Rd, Te Arai. Please meet 20 minutes before your lesson time for check in and waiver.

    Receive further discount on new surfboard or paddleboard purchases. 5 day notice required for refunds.

Available Bookings from October 24 to October 30

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Jakub Specjalski from Poland wrote on 14 April 2019

Great way to start your day

I took the 2 hours morning lesson and it was absolutely awesome. First time in my life tried surfing and everything was professionally explained by experienced instructions Che and Kacper. For sure will continue my surfing adventure ! One of the best and affordable experience to do in NZ.

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Emilie Fatome from France wrote on 19 April 2021


We really enjoyed this lesson . The beach where we were was really appropriated . Oliver gave us good advices to reach getting in our foot. A really good experience

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From 2 Hour Surf Lesson - Aotearoa Surf - Mangawhai

Hey Emilie Thank you for the great review. Ollie is a star. Yep Awsesome beaches awesome lessons, we pride ourselved on both Thanks for coming and come back now =) Thank you =) Che

Christopher Campbell from New Zealand wrote on 16 November 2020

Excellent experience

A fantastic experience all round. There's a great little shop where you can buy anything surf related either as a souvenir, or to help you get started in surfing. Everyone is very friendly, and the instructor takes turns working one on one with people in the water to help correct their form. It was my first time surfing, and ill absolutely be doing more of it in the future.

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Love this title Christopher - 'Excellent Experience" Honestly nothing but excellence is what we strive for! Friendly staff, cool shop, coaching through wave on wave What a review! Thank you so much and come back and see us! Che

Aotearoa Surf from New Zealand wrote on 04 March 2020

The best surf lesson in NZ

These guys are amazing. I've been to 2 other surf schools and they were nothing like this lesson. Passionate instructors, clear explained instructions. They really coach you through each wave. I didn't even stand up at the other companies. Te Arai is amazing surf beach. Thank you Aotearoa Surf I'm coming next weekend to do it again.

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Lauren from New Zealand wrote on 28 October 2019

Awesome Experience in a Beautiful Location!

Staff were awesome, beach was perfect. Would recommend to everybody! Thanks again guys :)

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Hey. Thanks for the review! Was amazing lesson. Yep Te Arai beach if the best. Thanks for coming and get in touch anytime!


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