Group Surf Lessons

Whangamata offers great conditions for beginers and intermediate surfers looking to develop their surfing skills. Small to medium waves are a perfect option to start with, making the transition from white water to green waves a lot easier and quicker. Good conditions, combined with skilled coaches and small groups are a great combo to quickly develop your skills! Check out our options bellow!

All classes begin with stretching and warm up, so students quickly gain an awareness of the importance to stretch prior to hitting the surf.

Following the warm up a deeply explained land lesson begins so students have a chance to focus entirely on the instructors explanation about technique and observe the demonstrations on land prior to getting in the water. 

All movements and techniques demonstrated by the instructor are repeated by the students so they can fully understand how the positions and movements should feel. This simulation prepares the students for getting in the water and controlling the board in the waves, paddling out, getting through the surf and standing up.

Before entering the water the instructor will describe the wave conditions for that day and point out rip currents and sand bars, this ensures students become familiar with what is happening in the water at the location they will be completing the lesson.

In order to provide a better experience we separate groups by age or level of ability so students can develop their skills accordingly. Our student to instructor is 8:1 maximun but most times 4:1.


WHERE: Our surf school trailer is located at Williamson Park, by Blackies cafe, just next to the surf club. Click HERE for directions.

WHEN: Our group lessons run everyday at 10am all year long. During the Summer period we will run extra sessions at 8:30am and 2pm according to demand. Bookings are essentials.

WHO: With years of experience we are able to coach a variety of ages. We offer Groms session during peak seasson at 8:30am.

HOW LONG: Most sessions are 90min. long, however, allow 2 hours for the full activity. Grom sessions are 60min.

HOW MUCH: We offer a variety of options starting at $65 iwth a 10 lessons pass. One lesson session is ussually $80. per person.

WHAT`S INCLUDED: Surfboard, wetsuit, coach.


For all options, bookings, more than one lesson pass and availability click HERE.


Why stay with us


Located in sunny Coromandel, far away from the hustle & bustle and just a few steps from one of the best surf beaches in New Zealand.


Beach side, great vibes and great value. All our affordable rooms have been recently renovated to provide the feel of a welcoming home.


From equipment hire, to learn to surf packages and surf & yoga retreats. Our qualified and experienced team is here to cater for all your needs.