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Hit the waves with a 1 hr 30 min private surf lesson for families with kids
Use of all relevant surfing gear, including wetsuit & board
An interactive experience for the whole family from ages 6 & up
What to Expect
Hit the waves in Mount Maunganui with a 1 hr 30 min private family surf lesson! Nothing beats having your own personal surf instructor who will tailor the experience to your skills and experience.
This is ideal for children and families, so young ones can learn the basics of surfing in a safe environment tailored to suit them. Then, surf together as a family and cheer each other on.
The minimum age is six years, and it's recommended for a maximum of six family members so that you get quality time with your accredited instructor.
Your lesson includes all instruction, plus the use of a board and wetsuit, so you'll be geared up to carve up the waves in no time.
The tour departs from the meeting point at Main Beach or Tay Street Beach. You can note your preferred location when booking or let your instructor choose the best place for the conditions on the day, which they will confirm via email.
Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely! When you come for your first lesson, your instructor will begin with 20 minutes of instruction on the sand before entering the water. That way, you learn the concepts in a safe and relaxed atmosphere and have time to ask any questions.
Once you’re comfortable, your instructor will select the best waves on the beach for your level. They will be next to you in the water the entire time, helping you onto waves, cheering you on and providing feedback.
A medium fitness level is recommended. Bad balance is no worries at all!
Any injury that prohibits you from laying on your stomach, doing a pushup, or standing up, might be prohibitive for surfing. If that causes you pain, it's recommended you seek medical advice before attending a lesson.
Yes. The team will provide everything you need. You'll have a selection of over 80 full-length, comfortable wetsuits for every shape and size, from children's size 6 to men's and women's XXL. Wetsuits are cleaned after each use.
Surfboards are quality beginner and intermediate surfboards specifically designed to help you learn faster. Boards sizes range from 6'6″ to 11′. When you arrive for your lesson, your instructor will select the correct surfboard for you tailored to your height, surfing experience, and conditions that day.
Having the correct equipment is essential. If your board isn't right for you or the conditions, there's a good chance you won't catch any waves. Your instructor wants you to have fun, so they make sure to provide you with the right gear!
The lessons operate out of two locations – Main Beach and Tay Street Beach, allowing the team a fantastic variety of surf conditions to teach students. They are 2.5 km away from each other. Upon selecting your lesson, you will be asked if you have a preferred location, and your instructor will do their best to accommodate your request. If you don’t mind, they will choose the best place for you based on the day's conditions. This location will be in your confirmation email.
Please meet at the Hibiscus Surf trailer at the confirmed location 15 minutes before your lesson to get ready.
The team ask that you show up 15 minutes before the lesson's start time. This is to fit you with the wetsuit, sign waivers and meet your instructor. In addition, this time allows you to get the routine stuff out of the way so that you can get in the water shredding sooner!
Your instructor will only take you in conditions that are safe for learning. Most of the beginner lessons start in chest-deep water. Your instructor will monitor the waves before and during your lesson, and if at any time they see that it’s approaching too big, they will get everyone out of the water and reschedule.
Safety and fun are the highest priorities. If at any time you do not feel safe or are not having fun, they will stop and see what they can do!
All the equipment you need for surfing is provided! Some suggestions include casual swimwear to wear under your wetsuit, a towel, and plenty of water and sunscreen. There are also stands nearby for snacks and food if you’re hungry after your lesson.
Surfing in the rain is super fun! However, in the unlikely event it’s too windy or the waves aren’t good for learning, the team will reschedule as soon as they make the call. If you can’t reschedule, they will offer a full refund and hope to see you another day.
The team have found that about 90% of people stand up and ride waves in their first lesson. With the fantastic, experienced instructors by your side, offering advice and sharing their love of surfing with you, they will give you the best opportunity to stand up and ride waves as soon as you are able.
The minimum age is 6 years, & each experience must have one child under the age of 16 booked
Post Lesson Hire Maximum 1hr board/wetsuit hire directly after a lesson for ages 16 and up
When booking any surf lessons, the customer acknowledges that there are risks involved in the products/activities provided and takes full responsibility for any incidents that take place
The customer understands that surf lessons require a certain level of health and fitness, which may vary depending on ocean/weather conditions
If any equipment is damaged during usage, the customer will be responsible for all costs required to repair/replace the equipment
Cancellations must be made 24 hrs in advance if requested by the customer to receive a guaranteed full refund or reschedule
If a cancellation is requested less than 24hrs in advance by the customer, a 50% deposit will be refunded
If the lesson is cancelled by management due to uncontrollable events, the customer will receive a guaranteed full refund or option to reschedule
Rescheduling requests must be 24 hrs in advance if requested by the customer to receive a guaranteed reschedule. If requested less than 24hrs, no guaranteed refund or reschedule will be given
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