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Mahalo 2 Hour Private Surfing Lesson

Learn to carve up the waves with one-on-one instruction during this private surf lesson in Mount Maunganui

Tauranga, New Zealand
DurationDuration2 Hours
Start & End TimeStart & End TimeVariesi
Pick-Up & Drop-OffPick-Up & Drop-OffNot included
Minimum AgeMinimum Age16+
Fitness LevelFitness LevelModerate
Start & End LocationStart & End LocationMount Maunganuii

What's Included

  • Get up to $15 cash back per person when you book with us

  • Learn to surf with a 2 hr private surf lesson, with one-on-one instruction

  • Use of all relevant surfing gear, including wetsuit & board

  • 1 hr hour of surfboard hire after each lesson to continue practising your new skills

What to Expect

Nothing beats personalized surf instruction with a professional coach. This private lesson is perfect if you want to fast-track your surfing, if you learn best one-on-one, or if you want a lesson with just your significant other or buddies. 


The team will match you with a qualified surf coach with the proper experience teaching your level and style of surfing. All equipment is included, so you'll get kitted out with a quality surfboard and full-length wetsuit, correctly fitted to you.


If you have enough energy left, you can also take advantage of an additional 1-hour free board and wetsuit hire after your lesson to keep surfing and practising what you learned!


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.


Terms & Conditions:
  • The minimum age is 16 years

  • 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

Cancellation Policy:
  • 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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