SURF SCHOOLS IN THE BAY OF PLENTY

There’s no better place to learn the basics of surfing or stand-up paddle boarding; our uncrowded beaches and gentle swells provide the perfect conditions for learner surfers. Book a lesson with one of the many surf schools dotted along the coast. You’ll be “hanging 10” in no time!

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Hibiscus Surf School

Hibiscus is your local multi-award winning surf school. They offer a variety of lessons, including group and private lessons. From first-timers to advanced and kids to adults, everyone is welcome. You can also rent all kinds of surfboards from them: longboards, short boards, soft tops, hard boards, and paddleboards.

  • Operating: All-year-round 
  • Equipment: Provided (including wetsuits) 
  • Equipment hire: Yes
  • www.surfschool.co.nz
Hibiscus Surf School
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Assault Boardriding Centre

Assault Boardriding Centre offers kiteboarding, stand up paddle (SUP) and wing foil instruction programs in Mount Maunganui. They provide individual or group lessons and provide all equipment. 

  • Operating: All-year-round 
  • Equipment: Provided (including wetsuits) 
  • Hire options: Yes
  • www.assault.co.nz
Assault Boardriding Centre
House of Surf

House of Surf

The House of Surf is a surf school in Mount Maunganui running daily surf lessons for all ages and abilities. Alongside these daily lessons, they also run structured 5-week programs & intensive weekend surfing courses too.

  • Operating: All-year-round 
  • Equipment: Provided (including wetsuits) 
  • Equipment hire: Yes
  • www.houseofsurf.co
House of Surf
MAUAO ADVENTURES

Mauao Adventures

Mauao Adventures is your place to go if you want to get an introduction into stand-up paddle boarding. They offer beginner lessons, express lessons that offer you the pure basics to get you paddling in a safe and fun environment, and private lessons with one of their specialist instructors.

Mauao Adventures
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Mount Maunganui Surf Academy

From 1 to 1 private lessons over to family or kids lessons, Mount Maunganui Surf Academy offers a wide range of surf lessons for every level. 

  • Operating: October to March, lessons can be booked outside of this period by prior arrangement.
  • Equipment: Provided (including wetsuits) 
  • Equipment hire: Yes
  • www.surflessons.co.nz
Mount Maunganui Surf Academy
South Pacific Surf

South Pacific Surf

South Pacific Surf offers surf lessons for all ages and skill levels, from complete beginners to advanced surfers. You can also rent your board and wetsuit here or get any repairs on your surfboard done. 

South Pacific Surf
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Hakanini Surf School

Hakanini Surf School at Papamoa Beach offers private and group surf lessons. Whether you are a first time surfer or an experienced surfer looking to improve your skills, Hakanini Surf School offers a fun, safe and rewarding learning experience for everyone of all ages kids to adults.

  • Operating: All-year-round 
  • Equipment: Provided (including wetsuits) 
  • Equipment hire: Yes
  • www.hakaninisurf.co.nz
Hakanini Surf School
Salt Spray

Salt Spray Surf School

If you are in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, you can learn to surf with Salt Spray Surf School in Ōhope Beach. Whether you want learn to surf with a group of friends, family or work colleagues, their qualified instructors will teach you about ocean awareness, surf safety, and teach everything you need to ride the waves, with the emphasis on fun.

  • Operating: Every day between October and April
  • Equipment: Provided (including wetsuits) 
  • Equipment hire: Yes
  • Website: www.saltspraysurfschool.co.nz
Salt Spray Surf School
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Waihī Beach Surf School

Located in beautiful Waihī Beach, Waihī Beach Surf School offers a range of lessons for adults, children and holiday packages for school kids to choose from. 

Waihī Beach Surf School