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Address: Marina Road | Oceans Resort, Tutukaka, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 9-434 4135
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Awesome Eperience

My son and I did our first surf lesson at Sandy Beach with Simon. The instruction was great and we were up in no time! It was my favorite activity in the 2 weeks we spent in NZ. I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Liz W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I did our first surf lesson at Sandy Beach with Simon. The instruction was great and we were up in no time! It was my favorite activity in the 2 weeks we spent in NZ. I would recommend Simon anytime, he's great to hang out with for the day! Liz and Matt

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

My daughter and son rented boards from Simon while at Sandy Beach. We had no advance booking just saw the truck and trailer parked at the beach. We found Simon extremely accommodating given we had not made a previous booking. My son and daughter had a great time surfing. We highly recommend the Tutukaka Surf Experience to everyone. We were... More 

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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Great for beginner surfers. Whether you've surfed before or not, they'll have you standing on the surfboard in no time! Highly recommend.

1 Thank Niall O
Tutukaka, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

The team at Tutukaka surf are so helpful and friendly..they offer a great surfing experience for a range of ages..my 16 year old and 12 year old have surfed with Simon and they loved it!!! Willing to go the extra mile and really share the passion for the ocean an surf through the experience..cheers✌️🏄🏽

1 Thank koteroha
Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Simon took two of us surfing at Sandy bay and we had a brilliant time! We had no experience and were soon standing up with his help. He seems to know everyone in the water and was very knowledgeable about the sport and the local scene, which was great to hear about. The boards and wetsuits that we hired were... More 

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Kannur, India
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner had a group surf lesson with Hanna and Jamal and loved every second of it :) They went through safety and technique first, which I thought excellent. As well as going through with each person the best way to push yourself up on the board, they took the time with every person in the group separately... More 

Thank BekiWeki
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I took my 7 & 9 year old for their (and my) first surf lesson. Simon and William were excellent. William delivered an excellent lesson covering water safety and surf tips and techniques. We had an amazing time and all managed to stand by the end. Highly recommended. You have created some surfing converts!!

Thank Stephanie R
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Everything was perfect. We could arrange a 2-hours surf lesson very spontaneously and uncomplicated a day before just for my friend and me. Simon stayed for almost three hours eventually. Sandy Bay is a perfect place for beginners and the surf lessons were great! Felt safe and professionally instructed at all times. If I ever come to NZ again, I'll... More 

Thank Birgit R
Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

These holidays my two girls and I decided to do surf school. Simon, Shane and the guys were awesome! They gave us all,really clear run downs on surf safety and rips before entering the water. Parts of the board were discussed and they then modelled techniques on the boards from paddling, lying in lizard position through to popping up. Guys... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Simon is a fantastic teacher! I took a lesson 7 years ago in Sydney that I thought was great at the time, but this surpassed it. (From a landlocked US state, so not much surfing opportunities) His technique for teaching the physical aspects of getting yourself standing on the darn thing work very well. Learning about reading the surf and... More 

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