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New Zealand's Premier Surf School

NZ Surf Academy | Surf Lessons | School Education | Surf Programmes | Surf Tours

NZ Surf Academy is a respected surf company operating across Northland, Matakana Coasts, Orewa & Mount Maunganui. We promote surfing education for schools, surf lessons, international & domestic student surf tours, holiday & after school programmes, corporate team building, family surf days & Women's Surf Retreats. 


Our skilled surf coaching, stunning locations and pure love of the ocean make us unique. We've got the surfing bug and we're keen to pass it on!

Surfing Education 

Mt Maunganui | Orewa | Matakana Coast | Northland

Featured Retreats & Surf Tours

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After School Surfing

Orewa Beach

We're excited to be offering Surfing NZ Wave Warriors Surf Club as a fun and challenging after school programme. The 6 weekly beginner & intermediate programmes are run by our highly qualified, experienced and motivational surf coach Marc. A great way for young surfers to get their confidence and skill levels up while having heaps of fun and keeping fit!

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Holiday Surf Programmes

Northland | Orewa | Mt Maunganui

Kids love our extremely popular Holiday Surf Programmes over the school holidays. All our programmes are open to kids 6 – 17 yrs, and our Northland programmes are free for local kids aged between 11- 17 years. These programmes offer beginner to intermediate surfing lessons which are run by our qualified and experienced surf coaches in a fun and safe environment.


Surfing for Schools

Northland | Matakana | Orewa | BOP

Our Education programmes are designed to build confidence, encourage teamwork and create a sense of fulfilment that only surfing can bring!! Students will be learning to surf with our qualified and experienced (& extremely fun) surf coaches, who always hold your child's safety and wellbeing as a priority. Programmes include Surf Safety Days, NCEA Achievement Standards, Surf Lessons, School Camps & Surf Tours

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Surf Lessons 

Kids Lessons

Adult Lessons

Family Lessons





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& Orewa

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Mount Maunganui

We operate in some of New Zealand's most beautiful untouched scenery, it's as though nature designed the Northland coastline with surfers in mind. Tiny coves, long sandy beaches, river mouths, point breaks, sandbars and reefs.....all within a short drive across 3 coasts.

The true beauty behind us is its mobility. Surf conditions change and because of our mobility we’re able to teach on nothing but the best Northland has to offer that day. Safety being a top priority as well as match your ability to the perfect waves for you!

Tawharanui Regional Park is set on a remote peninsula which boasts some of the Auckland region's most beautiful white sand beaches, rolling pastures, native coastal forest and regenerating wetlands. We are privileged to be the only surf school to have a concession to operate at Tawharanui. Come and join us for our weekend lessons.

At Orewa we run our School Education and Holiday Surf Programmes. Orewa is an extremely safe beach offering open spaces with long gentle rolling safe waves.

Mount Maunganui is one of the most popular tourist destinations in New Zealand. “The Mount” is almost surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, with a stunning beach on one side of the peninsular and the sheltered waters of the harbour on the other.

Our location at Grove Ave is a short distance from Main Beach, but offers quieter conditions and has exceptional sandbanks. We offer all types of surfing experiences including education for schools, surf lessons, after school surf clubs & holiday programmes. 

What people are saying 

I had an amazing adventure. Learned a lot and had lots of fun. I felt free and discovered that surfing is not just a sport but rather a way of living. The group was also amazing. Thank you so much!!

Johanna S

Thank you so much Gill for an awesome week of surfing - great programme, great people and excellent value for money. My daughter loved it so much, were now shopping for boards 

Janene G

Contact Us

For more information about NZ Surf Academy, our programmes, activities, staff, and more, don’t hesitate to contact us!

PO BOX 403070, Ngunguru, 0154

 m 027 734 4877

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