Whangamatā Surf
Lessons & Hire

Beach Access 8, Esplanade Place, Whangamatā

About Us

Whangamatā is one of the most pristine beaches in New Zealand, with untarnished coastline and perfect waves its the idyllic spot for people of all abilities to get involved in surfing. Situated right on the beach front, Whangamatā Surf School has direct access to the best waves for all conditions. 

We offer individual or group lessons to best suit you. With backgrounds in education and high performance sport, our instructors are local and Surfing NZ Qualified to provide the best local knowledge and a great surfing experience. 

Our aim for Whangamatā Surf School is to be able to create an environment in which we can share our passion for the ocean and contribute to the continued development of the surf culture in Whangamatā. 

What Our Customers Are Saying

Callan is a patient and highly skilled surf instructor. First time learning in my 40’s and loved it! Highly recommend.

Shell K

Excellent experience, partner got me a 3 day lesson pass for Xmas – Great first lesson with a lot of good tips, do’s & dont’s & beach “Rip” awareness, which I think is important for anybody!! Thanks teacher 🙂

2nd & 3rd lesson was the best because I had learnt a lot and wanted to improve each time I caught a wave or made a mistake, big shout out to Phoenix , for all your great support and encouragement along the way. Definatly want to carry it on and get amongst it!

Todd Cullen

Superfriendly, directly at the beach and great surf teaching! as a newbie i had lots of fun already in my first lesson 🙂 many thanks! highly recommended..

Martin Anders

Excellent service. Clear information on the phone as to what they offer and where to find them. Excellent coaches. My young daughters found them so friendly and easy to understand that they could learn comfortably. They both enjoyed the experience thoroughly. Totally recommend Whangamata Surf School!

Aina Rasmussen

Great crew at Whangamata surf school – all the team are friendly, helpful and thankfully for me very patient! Thanks Jack, Hunter, Julianna, Hannah and all the team that helped us – had a great few days starting to learn with myself and two of my kids, with all of us getting up and managing to ride a few waves – helped tick a bucket list item for me… and something else we can now do as a family . highly recommend the team here if you are thinking about giving it a go.

Peter Simmons

Great intro lessons, chill instructors. Recommend the private group lesson!

Zac Taylor