Learn to Surf
Taking a surf lesson, for adults and kids alike, is exhilarating, exciting and very rewarding - not to mention the enormous water-confidence and competence boost it will give you! Learn to surf with Learn to Surf and you're in the hands of New Zealand's most experienced surf instructors! From complete beginner (minimum age 8 years) to advanced, for birthday parties or school groups, families or just the kids, we can get you out on some gentle, peeling waves and practising your surf technique in a professional environment where you will quickly discover just how much fun this activity is!
Learn to Surf Location
We are based in the Christchurch seaside suburb of Sumner at Scarborough Beach. Look out for our mobile surf office - the funky painted surf van on the corner of Stoke Street and Esplanade, Sumner is quite visible!
Learn to Surf Lessons
We offer lessons for all levels and fitness, from age 8 years to adult. Kids aged 8-14 years can join our SURF KIDS programme to master the basics of surfing with a group of children of similar age and ability. Classes run Sundays at 10am and school holidays.
Cost: $30 per lesson or $135 for five lessons.
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For ages 13-18 years we run our Secondary School after school lesson series.
Read more on surfing for teenagers here >>
Private lessons are also available for any age and our one-on-one sessions are $130 for two hours.
Read more on private surf, body board or long board coaching here >>
Family groups are welcome – adults and kids can surf together in our Learn to Surf groups, weekends and holidays at 1pm. Adult $80, Child $50 (child is 8–14 years)
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We have a variety of school programmes. Surf Safe and Adrenalin Max for Years 5 -9. Learn to Surf and Series of Lessons for Yrs 9-13 plus specialist programmes for PE and Outdoor Ed classes.
Read more on our School Programmes here >>
Why not go Surfing for your next birthday! We'll give the kids a two hour surfing lesson and after your surf you can get fish and chips or head to one of Sumner's great restaurants for well-earned food and cake. All equipment provided and our skilled, experienced instructors will ensure the birthday kids have a safe and super fun time at the beach! We can do grown-up parties too.
Cost: $30 per person (minimum 6 children). Enquiries: 0800 80 SURF
You don't have to take a lesson – visit us for board hire. We have over 50 boards from beginner to high performance. Wetsuits also available. Note: board and wetsuit hire is included in the price of all our lessons.
Read more on hire here >>