“Aloha” Beginner Group Surf Lesson


Mount Maunganui is a surfer’s haven, a true nature’s playground. Known for its soft beach breaks makes it an ideal spot to learn. Join the legends of surfing and you’ll be riding the waves in 2 hours!


  • Take to the waves and learn to surf in Mount Maunganui - it's a surfer's paradise!
  • Our awesome instructors ensure a fun lesson while you learn to master the waves
  • Top quality board and wet suit are provided on the day
  • Small group lessons ensure a fully personalized experience!

Mount Maunganui is a surfer’s haven, a true nature’s playground.

Hibiscus Surf School have taught hundreds of people to surf here, from preschoolers to the grand age of 74. Their experienced tutors will show you how to break through your barriers and become one with the ocean.

The lesson has a maximum of 6 participants, ensuring personalised instruction within a small group setting and fantastic bang for your buck. The "Aloha" Beginner Group Lesson is for those new to surfing.

All you need is togs, a towel and sun protection, you’ll be provided with a top-quality board and full-length wetsuit.

Beginning with a 20-minute beach theory, you’ll learn about the sea and how to remain safe and aware within it, along with how to find your way around your board, paddle and pop up. After a beach demo from your instructor, you’ll hit the water, where you’ll be propelled into small waves.

There’s plenty of fun and feedback to ensure you’re having a good time while you learn how to master the surf!.

Per Person $99.00 (Aged 16+)

What's included

  • 2-hour group surfing lesson
  • Quality surfboard and wetsuit


  • Allow approximately 2 hours for the whole experience


  • Main Beach, Mount Maunganui (Look for the Hibiscus Surf Trailer or Red Hibiscus Gazebo across from Leisure Island).
  • OR
  • Tay Street, Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui (Across from Tay Street Cafe).


  • Minimum age: 16


  • Hibiscus Surf School has two stunning locations on the beautiful Mount Maunganui coastline.

    Our two locations offer us a variety of surf conditions to choose from.

    Main Beach:fantastic for first-time surfers and kids, or those who like to be close to town.

    Tay Street: great for those who have surfed before and want slightly bigger waves, few people in the water, or who are driving from Papamoa.

    Upon booking your lesson, you will be asked if you have a preferred location, and we'll do our best to accommodate your request. If you don't mind, we will choose the best location for you based on the conditions that day. This location will be confirmed directly by the operator.

    Please meet at the Hibiscus Surf trailer at the confirmed location 15 minutes before your lesson to get ready.

Available Bookings from 12 Aug to 18 Aug 2022

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Per Person$59.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Person$59.00

  • Per Person$59.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Person$99.00

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

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lizziyc from New Zealand wrote on 05 April 2021

Great fun

Really good for beginners, Paddy was fun and a great teacher.

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Thanks, lizziyc! Stoked to hear you guys enjoyed your time surfing with us. Every lesson is a blast with Paddy! Cheers! Ray O

ellac5 from New Zealand wrote on 06 May 2022

Great fun!

We both really enjoyed it. Your put into groups and spend majority of your time in the water which is great!

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Yongguang from China wrote on 04 January 2022

Good to try

Good experience

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Peter Burt from New Zealand wrote on 25 April 2021


I enjoyed it and felt like I made some progress. Ray is a great teacher. I recommend this to anyone who wants to learn. Cheers.

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Kester Witt from New Zealand wrote on 25 February 2020

Excellent beginners lesson

Had a great time with Matt he was very good and it was nice and relaxed. We also got a decent couple of hours in the water which is what it was all about for me.

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Hey, Kester! Happy to hear you enjoyed your lesson. Matt is a legend! I'll be sure to pass on the review. Cheers Ray O


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