Aotearoa Surf

Aotearoa Surf have a range of services to suit kids and adults of any experience level.  Choose from afterschool and weekend surf lessons, the school holiday surf camp for kids or sessions in the school holidays for the kids. Or you can always book in for a family surfing lesson.

Aotearoa Surf after school programmes

Micro Surfers Club after school program

Micro Surfers Club run for 8 weeks on a Monday each week in terms 1, 2 and 4 for kids aged 4 to 6 years old. It is a fantastic way for young children to build ocean confidence, make new friends and learn to surf! Aotearoa Surf encourage parents to come along and join in, however they do have a strict 1:3 instructor to child ratio for this age group. All equipment is provided.

Junior Surfers Club after school program

The Junior Surfers Club runs for 8 weeks on a Monday and/or Wednesday each week in terms 1, 2 and 4 for kids aged 7 to 16 years old. It is a fantastic way for your kids and teens to build ocean confidence, make new friends and learn to surf! All equipment is provided.

Aotearoa Surf kids school holiday programmes

Outdoor Adventure Club program in the October school holidays

School holiday programme with a wide range of adventures in and around Mangawhai for kids aged 5 to 16 years. Activities include; surfing, paddle-boarding, coastal walks, beach games, beach and harbour safety, body boarding and more! Kids can choose to go for either 1, 2, 3 or 4 days.

Summer Surf program in the December and January summer holidays

Aotearoa Surf teaches every child and teen to surf as best they can over 4 lessons. This is a fun, holistic and challenging program for kids aged 6 to 16 years old. All equipment is included.

Kids summer surf camp

Aotearoa Surf runs all inclusive summer school holiday camps that provides accommodation, transport, meals, surfing, activities and more for kids and teens aged 8 to 16 years old.  Kids get to learn how to ride waves and have the experience of a lifetime in Mangawhai. It’s the perfect adventure and fun holiday as each day they will get to enjoy 2 surf lessons as well as a myriad of other exciting activities including kayaking, paddle-boarding, volleyball, yoga, campfires, talent shows, a BBQ, a waterslide and confidence course.

Aotearoa Surf School details


11 Te Arai Point Road, Wellsford, Auckland 0975


Phone: 09 431 5760 or 021 442 163

Parent Recommendation

Read why parent Ruth Lavell Treacy, a kiwi Mum of 3 boys thinks that learning to surf in Auckland is the best adventure for kids. Find out why she recommends Aotearoa Surf School to other parents here.