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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 September 01 to September 07

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Ronnie from Netherlands wrote on 25 February 2020

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Great surfing lessons!

Great introduction in surfing, with some theory beforehand. When we hit the water Mark kept an eye on everyone and was telling what went right and wrong. We were only with 4 people so it almost felt like a private lesson. Go here if you're looking for some proper guidance in getting to stand up on the board. 🤙

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Diana Gering from Germany wrote on 27 January 2020

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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.

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Max De Smedt from Belgium wrote on 30 July 2020

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Best surf lesson in NZ

This was officially the best surf lesson I’ve had in New Zealand! Amazing teacher and great place to begin 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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Lauren from Australia wrote on 01 March 2020

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Absolutely fantastic

Mark ran an awesome lesson, sharing his knowledge on surfing technique anf making sure we were safe. This was the best surf lesson I've had.

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