We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Learn to Surf

Open today: 09:00 - 18:30

Learn to Surf
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
All photos (5)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent100%
  • Very good0%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
1 Sep 2018
“Group private, winter surf session”
23 Apr 2017
“private lesson surf”
Learn to Surf in Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand. Your instructor Aaron Lock is one of New Zealand's most experienced Surfing and Bodyboarding instructors. We offer lessons and coaching to all abilities of surfer and bodyboarder from Beginner to...more
Open Now
Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:30
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Corner Stoke St and Esplanade | Sumner, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
+64 800 807 873
Reviews (9)
Filter reviews
9 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
Reviewed 2 September 2018

I would highly recommend booking a lesson with Aaron and the Learn to Surf team. Unfortunately I can not remember our surf instructors name but she was great! Really positive and very informative. It was so east to set up the lesson with Aaron out...More

Thank MegHeb22
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

This was my first time ever attempting to surf and a receive lesson. The instructor was very helpful and professional! Learned a lot about basics and was able to get a feel for them! At the end of the lesson I was impressed with my...More

Thank Jamison D
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Aaron was a great teacher he helped me and after less than an hour i was up and away ;) ;) ;) i personally thing Aaron was a great teacher (that was a compliment :). )

Thank Lindsay F
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I highly recommend Aaron Lock and his team especially Seb who got me riding with the waves within the first hour and is a great surfcoach. Everything worked out easily and board and suit where provided also onthe next day for my own practice. Pricing...More

Thank Konrad E
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Those guys have a van by Sumner Beach and they rent wetsuits and boards. I just rented and didn't do the lessons. The $30 combo for board and suit for 3 hrs is great value and there are plenty of facilities in the Beach to...More

Thank magmaedia
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Good start to surfing - they provide boards and wetsuits, some basic instruction and coaching. Awesome way to spend a sunny day and to get a start surfing!

Thank HanginH
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Very well run learn to surf lessons. My kids had a great time and used the equipment for the full 2 hours after the lesson. Kids were able to stand early on in the 2 hour lesson. This was the highlight of our month long...More

1  Thank Catherine1705
Reviewed 18 September 2014 via mobile

Had a lesson with 4 friends. None of us knew how to surf but by the end of the lesson we were all catch waves and standing which we never thought would happen. The talk at the beginning was great to give you confidence in...More

Thank ema_louise84
Reviewed 16 August 2013

Very well organised and well equipped surf school. Owner has real sea water in his blood. Competent staff who demystify surfing into simple instructions. You'll be standing up on the board during the first lesson. Children friendly with soft topped boards. Cater for the expert...More

2  Thank Dave C
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 147 nearby hotels
Sumner Bay Motel
54 reviews
.20 miles away
Arcadia Motel
68 reviews
4.39 miles away
Ferry Motel
57 reviews
5.28 miles away
Cashel Court Motel
11 reviews
5.78 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,193 nearby restaurants
Le Xom
115 reviews
.16 miles away
Clink Restaurant and Bar
117 reviews
.15 miles away
The Cornershop Bistro
108 reviews
.14 miles away
Joe's Garage Sumner
183 reviews
.19 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 462 nearby attractions
Lyttelton Farmers Market
55 reviews
2.96 miles away
Explore Canterbury - Private Tours
12 reviews
2.67 miles away
Port Hills
234 reviews
1.99 miles away
Taylors Mistake - Awaroa / Godley Head Walk
137 reviews
1.22 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Learn to Surf staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines