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2hr Surf Lesson - Aotearoa Surf - Te Arai, Auckland

Learn to surf at the #1 Auckland east coast surf beach - Te Arai Beach!


  • 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

Operating for 14 years with some of the top internationally qualified instructors in NZ.

For all ages and 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!

Te Arai Beach is well known in the surfing community as the best east coast surf destination in the Auckland region with consistent waves, white sandy beach and crystal clear blue water - and Aotearoa Surf are the only surf school permitted to operate here!

East coast surfing is a great place for learning, Very Safe! Very Easy! Heaps of Fun!

We ensure you get the best experience with qualified and experienced coaches, and one to one focus in a small group setting.

Per Person $79.00

What's included

  • Surfboards, wetsuits, sunscreen, 2 hours coaching from ISA and Surfing NZ qualified instructor (feel free to bring your own surfboard and wetsuit if you wish)


  • 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.

    Satisfaction Guarantee: Aotearoa Surf School are the best at what we do. We guarantee you get standing riding waves. If your not 100% satisfied with your surf lesson. We will refund you in full!

    Once booked, you are confirmed for the lesson at the date and time at Te Arai Beach.

    We will only contact you should there be any change in timing or surf conditions.

    Receive further discount on new surfboards or paddle boards after your lesson. 5 day notice required for refunds.

Available Bookings from September 22 to September 28

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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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Daria Trefilova from Russia wrote on 16 May 2021

Good experience

I enjoyed the lesson so much! Thank you so much for such a good service!

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irisc from New Zealand wrote on 08 May 2021

Good experience


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buddhis from New Zealand wrote on 26 April 2021

Awesome experience

A beginner with no experience of surfing. Instructors are friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Had an awesome experience with surf lessons. Highly recommend who would like to try something new.

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From 2hr Surf Lesson - Aotearoa Surf - Te Arai, Auckland

Hey Buddhis Was an awesome lesson - thanks for coming by the shop and having a lesson with Ollie and Tiger. I saw the end ogf it myself.. looked great! Cheers mate Che GM

Emily from New Zealand wrote on 29 November 2020



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From 2hr Surf Lesson - Aotearoa Surf - Te Arai, Auckland

Cheers Emily - great to have you. Thanks for the 5 stars!

Leonie from Germany wrote on 20 October 2020

Friendly staff, but poor service

We had paid for the pictures, but due to the weather no pictures could be taken and even after 2 months and repeated inquiries, the money was not paid back. We booked two hours of surfing, but then the lesson was only an hour, of which the surf instructor was 15min late. The surf instructor and the staff were friendly, but the service was rather poor.

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From 2hr Surf Lesson - Aotearoa Surf - Te Arai, Auckland

Hey Leonie Thanks for your feedback We had a camera failure you left the country and paid by bank transfer. We cant transfer internationally and I ask for CC or Bank account number This is a very off case.. we pride ourselves on excellence and teh surf lesson was great as per your email. Regardless. Thank you for coming and thank you for your communication. Che


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