The New Zealand Surf School was founded at Mt Maunganui in the Summer of 2000 by Jim Hoare and Erica Gilbert.
Jim and Erica wanted to share their passion with Surfing and the Ocean and make it accessible to everyone, with an emphasis towards Special Needs, Adaptive Surfing and ‘Youth at Risk’.
Jim has over 25 years of surfing experience behind him, as well as being one of New Zealands snowboarding pioneers in the mid 80's as well as being one of New Zealands first Snow Boarding instructors.
Our lessons are lead by professional and experienced instructors, who are Surfing NZ certified and hold NZ Surf Lifesaving qualifications
We teach to you your level of experience, offering group or inpidual tuition, from beginners to advanced.
Our lesson times are:
Season starts – November 1st – mid April
Opposite Tay Street Marine Parade Mt Maunganui.
Please contact us for more information.