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Akaroa Surf Lesson & Guided Tour

  • Gear included: a wetsuit for cold water and a surfboard to tackle the waves
  • Cruise convenience: this tour leaves from spot close the the cruise port
  • Get riding: comprehensive surf lesson with a experienced instructor
Akaroa Surf Lesson & Guided Tour
From US$82.06
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Akaroa Surf Lesson & Guided Tour
From US$82.06
Experience the gorgeous Banks Peninsula from Akaroa. Tour to the high spots of the ridge and glimpse spectacular views, then head to the beaches. Learn to surf, or improve your technique, in small and hidden coves with ideal beginners waves. Get a guided tour of the area and be refreshed by the view and the frothy water.
What to Expect
You will be met at our meeting place outside Ratatoiulle Restaurant by your local surf guide.
Your guide will brief you on the plan for the day, you will sign a safety waiver and jump into the van and begin your Safari! You are getting a guided tour of the majestic Peninsula including driving up and over the summit road which has the best views of the area and they are simply incredible so have your camera ready!
Your guide will take you out to one of the hidden , deserted Eastern bays which most tourists would never find their way to. These beaches have a tranquil, still beauty which rejuvenates the soul, and the bonus of perfect beginner waves which makes this area perfect for learning to surf!
Your guide will unload the equipment upon your arrival and you will then get suited up, warm winter 5mm Quiksilver wetsuits will keep you toasty and warm!
You will then be led through a comprehensive surf lesson including technique training on the beach and plenty of time to practice your new skills afterwards. Your surf guide will assist you into waves and give you helpful tips. Sometimes if you are lucky you may be fortunate enough to spot a Hector dolphin or seals surfing the waves themselves!
After the lesson you will be provided with a light snack, get changed and jump back in the van to soak in a few more sights on the way back to Akaroa. You will be feeling amazing and invigorated! What a special place to learn to surf, this is often the highlight of many of our visitors trips to NZ.
Reviews (6)
1 - 5 of 6 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile
Awesome afternoon surfing with Jake

If you’re reading this then you’re thinking about a dig lesson - do it!!! You won’t be disappointed. Jake is such an awesome instructor, we had a fantastic afternoon surfing and both managed to stand up. He’s super patient but pushes you so you achieve...More

Thank Rosie S
Reviewed 17 February 2018
surf lesson

Jake was a terrific instructor. Patient with this beginner and very knowledgeable. Got exactly what I wanted out of the lesson--an intro to this beautiful sport.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Dillon B
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Surf Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Thanks for the review Dillon, so glad you enjoyed your surf safari! Allie & Greville

Reviewed 29 January 2018
Just our family surfing a beautiful beach

This was one of the top highlights of our 3 week family trip to NZ! We just happened to see the van and called the number on the side, and the next day, Greville picked the 5 of us up in town - my wife...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank StephenB117
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Surf Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Thanks so much for the review, we are so happy you enjoyed coming on a surf safari with us! It is impossible to find these spots if you are a tourist with out a guide so we are delighted you enjoyed sharing our secrets! All...More

Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile
Great surfing with great instructor!

It was my second time surfing and our instructor Jake took us to a perfect beach for beginners. He explained everything really well (way better than my first lesson at home) and managed to get me standing quite a few times. His enthusiasm was very...More

Thank Papegaaij
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Surf Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thanks so much for the review! We are so happy you enjoyed your safari, our instructors only take out small groups so that they have alot of time for teaching and assisting in the water and on land! Safe travels! Allie & Greville

Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile
Absolutely great!

As an experienced snowboarder I wanted to try Surfing for a while now. It was great! The equipment is all new, the drive there was beautiful. I would do this again, even on a rainy day:) Great and enthusiastic instructor got us standing on the...More

Thank BaseNL
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Surf Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thanks so much for the review! So glad you enjoyed discovered one of the hidden gems they dont tell the tourists about! The beaches around here are just stunning. Glad you had a great surf safari! Allie & Greville

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