- Learn to surf on Raglan's Main Beach!
- Beginner group surf lesson
- Dry land theory to learn techniquies
- Safety instruction
- Equipment (soft top boards & wetsuits)
- Pickup & dropoff upon request
Group Surf Lesson Raglan BeachLearn how to surf at one of the best spots in New Zealand!
What to Expect
This group lesson is a great introduction to surfing!
After meeting at the main Ngarunui Beach, experienced surf instructors will provide you with equipment fitting and safety instruction. You’ll learn the basics of surfing, plus surfboard vocabulary, stance, posture, and water and beach safety briefing. You’ll get custom fitted for a wetsuit and surfboard at the trailer located on Ngarunui Beach (not carrying your equipment up & down the steep beach walkway is a bonus!).
Then you’ll be fully prepared before you hit the surf! After a quick regroup on the sand, your instructor will head into the water with the group to make sure you're all ready to ride the waves. Your instructor will help you choose a wave, line your board up, and push you into the perfect ride! The goal is to have you paddling into waves yourself by the end of the lesson!
Learning to surf is an unforgettable experience, and Raglan is one of the world's greatest surf destinations in New Zealand! From Te Kopua in town to Ruapuke on the other side of Mount Karioi, Raglan hides plenty of surfing spots — but Ngarunui is the best place to surf as it is one of the most consistent spots with epic banks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. The surf school offers FREE pickups and drop-offs from The Surf Shed, 5A Bankart Street during surf lessons. If you need a ride be sure to tick the box when making your booking.
Regulation stipulates New Zealand surf Schools must have a 1:8 ratio – meaning one instructor for every 6 people. This surf school applies its own policy of 1:6 (one instructor to every 6 people) with the aim of providing a safer more personalized surfing experience.
Please bring a towel, swimsuit/shorts for under your wet suit, a warm change of clothes for after the lesson, drink & sunhat. The surf school provides the sunscreen!
As long as the conditions are not dangerous (which is rarely), the lesson will get amongst the waves rain, hail or shine.
Ages 11 and up are able to participate as long as they are able to swim. The surf school sometimes take 9 & 10-year-olds, depending on the child’s abilities e.g. if they are good swimmers and confident in the water. If you’re not a strong swimmer, don’t worry, the surf lesson generally takes place in shallow water where you can touch the bottom
Yes, for safety reasons you should be able to swim before you can learn to surf.
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