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Westport - West Coast Surf - 3hr Lesson

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

Highlights

  • 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

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience

Location

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

Available Bookings from July 09 to July 15

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Nicki McGuinniety from New Zealand wrote on 01 December 2019

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3 Hr Surf lesson

Awesome experience, really learnt a lot from Mark. Overall had a fantastic time, lots of laughs and felt safe in the water. Great weather to top it all off. We will be back next Summer :)

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Thank you Nicki we ae happy you enjoyed your experience.

MISS J from United Kingdom wrote on 21 January 2020

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Great fun & lovely instructors

I had a great afternoon with West Coast surf. I haven't surfed very much at all and did manage to get stood up on the board! The team were great, I think my instructor was called Kate and she was really good, gave clear instructions and came around each of us individually to help and instruct. I did the 2pm lesson which unfortunately was delayed for around an hour due to a mix up with wetsuits (the only reason i've given 4* not 5*) but the team were apologetic and it was no problem. They are relaxed about timings so after the lesson we could practice surfing for as long as we wanted to, noone came around to tell us "time up" or anything which was nice. I'd highly recommend West Coast Surf to anyone wanting to give it a go!

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Tracey-Lee from New Zealand wrote on 04 June 2019

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3 kids in lesson

First of all , mark took the kids thru all the talk on the beach and helped them understand the break we surfed and how to handle the surf that day which was fantastic. he then gave time to each of the kids in the water throughout the lesson and brought them to beach a couple of times to practice there jump ups on the beach and let them lead how to get better, then gave them some great tips each. Everyone loved there time with mark at westcoast surf lesson.

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Arnaud from Belgium wrote on 12 December 2017

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Great time with Pat !

We had a very pleasant time at Westport during the training. Pat is very patient and dedicate while explaining the theory of sea and surfing. He didn't hesitate to join us in the water to help us and cheer us on ! We therefore could quickly jump on the board and "surf" a few waves. A real accomplishment for newbies like us ! Thanks again Pat, we now have the basics to continue our learning :-)

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Xav from France wrote on 17 March 2020

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Excellent !!!

My teacher was an expert, really patient, trying to place himself having a handicap like me. It was the greatest lesson I ever had, I improved a lot. Thank you !!!

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