Hibiscus Aloha Beginner Group Surf Lesson

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 you have fun while learning to master the waves
  • Top quality board and wet suit are provided on the day
  • Small group lessons ensure a fully personalised 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 pre-schoolers 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 Group is for those new to surfing. All you need is togs, 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!

Location: Main Beach, Mount Maunganui (Look for the Hibiscus surf van or red Hibiscus gazebo across from Leisure Island)

Per Person $79.00


  • Allow approximately 2 hours duration for the whole experience


  • Participants must be able to swim. Surf lessons are suitable for persons 14 years and over.

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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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From Hibiscus Aloha Beginner Group Surf Lesson

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

linnc from United States wrote on 05 December 2019

Great experience

Professional and friendly

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Pierre Girousse from France wrote on 31 October 2019

Great first experience

It was our first surf experience and we recommend Hibiscus for sure. We were only two with Chris the instructor who was really nice. 2 hours of lesson with 20 min of theory and then we surfed the remaining time. We got a good size of waves perfect for learning. After one try we were able to stand on the bord!

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Hey, Pierre! Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself. Chris has been teaching for years and is definitely one of our best coaches. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers Ray O

amym from United Kingdom wrote on 27 April 2019

A great fun experience!

Had a wonderful time during my lesson. The experience overall was very well run and great fun! Rebecca was very encouraging and really made the whole group have an enjoyable time on the waves (even when we were falling haha). Would 100% recommend!

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Haydon from New Zealand wrote on 31 March 2019


Had my first ever surf lesson with Hibiscus. Really enjoyed it, they got me standing and gave great instruction to get me there. I now have the interest to make surfing a part of my life. Cheers.

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