Explore Bookme forThe West Coast

Westport - West Coast Surf - 3hr Lesson


Authentic surf lessons with a New Zealand surf legend in a stunning natural environment. Perfect!


  • No experience necessary - suitable all ages and abilities
  • World class waves for more experienced surfers looking to improve their skills
  • Professional surf coach with over 25 years teaching experience
  • Experience the fun and thrill of surfing and catching your first wave

West Coast surf has been established at Tauranga bay on the beautiful West Coast of the South Island for the past 18 years.

This beach provides both first timers with a safe and invigorating environment to learn in, as well as providing some world class waves for the more experienced surfers. Mark Perana is the owner and coach of the business. Mark has been coaching surfing and snowboarding for beyond 25 years and it is truly his passion.

Mark is an ISA/SNZ level 2 coach and judge and an NZSBA snowboard examiner, also a past NZ team coach and National title holder. At West Coast Surf we offer a safe, fun filled, informative and often invigorating lesson for every level of surfer. Whether you are a complete beginner, all ready surfing and want to improve, or need some guidance with your advanced manoeuvres, Mark can help you out.

What others say:

"Hi, I just wanted to write to you to say THANK YOU! My Dad loved his lesson last month; I think it was the highlight of his trip to New Zealand. Mark was a great teacher and everything was just perfect – the rain even stopped just as they got in the water."

The 3 hour learn to surf package includes your lesson, board and wet-suit and some practice time.

Per Person $90.00

What's included

  • 2 hour group lesson
  • 1 hour self-directed practice
  • Surfboard and wetsuit hire


  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience


  • 299 Tauranga Bay Road,
  • Westport, West Coast
  • South Island, New Zealand

Available Bookings from 20 Sep to 26 Sep 2022

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Tue 20 Sep
Wed 21 Sep
Thu 22 Sep
Fri 23 Sep
Sat 24 Sep
Sun 25 Sep
Mon 26 Sep

  • Per Person$72.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Person$65.00

  • Per Person$71.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Person$90.00

  • Per Person$75.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Person$71.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Person$65.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Person$52.90 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Person$90.00

  • Per Person$78.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Person$72.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Person$52.90 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Person$90.00

  • Per Person$71.00 Less than 6 at this price!

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


137 reviews

Showing all 137 authenticated Bookme reviews

Diana Gering from Germany wrote on 27 January 2020

Lovely experience!

This was a really good introduction to surfing! The teachers are very experienced and try to teach you some proper surfing skills unlike many other companies. After that you head to the beach with your teacher and get some further advice and good help from them. The last hour you are free to practice to surf as you like.Weird they left us alone then and did not say goodbye properly though. Overall I would recommend it! Tauranga Bay is a beautiful and challenging but manageable place to try surfing for the first time.

Share Link

Cathy from New Zealand wrote on 27 December 2021

Great experience

Learned heaps and had fun.

Share Link

Hwee Shyan Lim from Malaysia wrote on 02 June 2021

first try surfing

第一次的冲浪体验就献给westport了! 很多人推荐这里是初学者的天堂,体验之后发现它真的是! 从一开始看着层层海浪有点恐惧,一直练习到后面是往大浪冲去! 教练人很风趣幽默,教学方式也很棒! 初体验的目标就是要成功站在浪板上,站上的那一刻心情真的是太爽了~~ 推荐推荐👍

Share Link

Matthew from New Zealand wrote on 23 March 2021

Best surf lesson

Highly recommend to anyone who's learning to surf - Mark is a great teacher, and helped me improve a lot.

Share Link

tania woodham from New Zealand wrote on 14 March 2021

A wonderful experience

Absolutely fantastic.

Share Link


10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

Spaces Left

Per Person

    *This option must be made together with another price type.

    Qualmark Certification

    This award identifies a business with a high level of professionalism, a keen awareness of the impact it has on the environment and a commitment to a customer centric approach.

    This award is evidence of a sophisticated tourism business that consistently exceeds visitor expectations. Their proactive leadership and management ensure the business's focus on continuously improving their economic, social and environmental performance to create genuine, constantly evolving and sustainable tourism experiences.

    This award recognises the best sustainable tourism businesses in New Zealand. It denotes exceptional customer experiences at the heart of everything the company does. This business is leading the way in making the New Zealand tourism industry a world class sustainable visitor destination.

    When you see the Qualmark logo, your activity of choice is endorsed by New Zealand Tourism's official quality assurance organisation and backed by leaders in the industry. It's your trusted guide to iconic activities and experiences that are awarded for their exceptionally high level of quality, safety and sustainability.

    Sample menu


    Delete your content?

    This item will be deleted immediately. You can't undo this action.