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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 April 19 to April 25

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Emily from New Zealand wrote on 29 November 2020



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Emily from New Zealand wrote on 11 October 2020

Great Fun!


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Doriane from France wrote on 27 September 2020

Amazing experience !

We loved it ! The instructors were really nice and helpful. We learnt so much in 2 hours. We highly recommend it :)

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Thanks Doriane.. we are ranked #1 surf school in NZ on google and trip advisor Our team are commiteed to nothing but excellence so its awesome to see we are delivering the magic. Che General Manager

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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Karan Bhadu from New Zealand wrote on 03 January 2020

Best experience

I never thought I will be surfing and I saw a movie where three friends go on a trip and do three activities which they are most afraid to do and got idea from there. Booked my lessons with Aotearoa surf school and Te arai is one of the best beaches I like to be in New Zealand. Everyone was so friendly, and helpful and within 1 hour I was able to surf from zero experience.I enjoyed my time there.

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