Feel the freedom of surfing the waves

Encounter Success Learn to Surf is just the beginning of enjoying the thrills of surfing the waves. Located in the Bay of Plenty, 2 hour sessions are held at Pukehina and Maketu beaches.

You need basic swimming skills to learn to surf and will be asked so our instructors can best support you in your session. Sessions can be canceled or postponed if surf conditions are not suitable or unsafe for learning to surf. You will be notified of this anytime before your session. 

Small group sessions;
Age 15+yrs $80pp

  • Duration 2 hours
  • Group size per lesson 2-4 people 

Large group sessions;
Age 15+yrs $60pp

  • Duration 2 hours
  • Group size per lesson up to 12 people

Session's cover the following;

  1. Surf safety 
  2. Catching the whitewash waves
  3. Paddling
  4. Popping up
  5. Riding the waves
  6. Turning techniques (if confidently catching waves)

Encounter Success Learn to Surf lessons provide everything you need for a safe and fun time including;

  • No prior experience needed
  • Only operate in suitable wave conditions for learning
  • All equipment provided, including high quality soft-top surfboards, full length wetsuit and rash top
  • Qualified surf instructors to provide hands on guidance for all learning levels
  • Instructor to participant ratio 1:4 for maximum learning support and safety
  • Full safety briefing and comprehensive safety systems in place 
  • Trained emergency first aid staff and equipment onsite 
  • Digital photos can be included at extra $30 charge 


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