Our Surf School

Kia Ora & welcome to the Raglan Surfing School.
Let our friendly crew be your guide into Raglan’s unique surfing “Wave of Life”.

Surfing is at the heart of Raglan’s alternative lifestyle which carries with it the respect of our environment and diversity as a community.

Based in New Zealand’s home of surfing we are proud yet humbled to be the country’s original surf school established in 1999.

Why learn to surf with us?

The Raglan Surf School Classroom

Our new Surf Shed located in Raglan’s town centre is a great place to start a lesson and get you ready to catch some waves!
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The Raglan Surf School Beach Trailer

Our trailer has heaps of gear waiting for you directly on the beach, and it’s open 7 days a week!
We take Eftpos/Credit card or cash.
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Our time tested surf coaching methods has showed us that our passion will always be at the heart of our work. We hope that you will join our Raglan Surfing School team here in Raglan for your life changing “wave” of life!

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Our surf lessons

Beginner group lesson

We offer a 3 hour beginner group lesson that starts in our classroom The Surf Shed.
Once we’ve taken you through some theory you can hop in one of our free beach shuttles and we’ll get you to the beach where you’ll get some great waves, instructors right there to cheer you on!

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Surf Packages

Keep the fun going!
If you are keen to dedicate some more time to surfing, get a multi day package and go catch that green wave.

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Private Lesson

Want to improve your surfing skills? Take it to the next level with a personalised surf lesson!
From beginners to more advanced surfers, we can work with you on a one on one or one on two instructor to student ratio. Maximise your progress and improve your performance.

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Board & wetsuit rentals

Got the skills, just need the gear?
Head down to the beach and rent a board and a wetsuit. We have soft tops and epoxy boards.

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surf shed

This is where it all begins, a brand new classroom right in the centre of town where we can take the time to understand your goals and give you all the essential principles.
We believe to get the most of your beginning surf sessions you need a nice quiet space with no distractions to learn about your surf board, your stance, how to catch a wave and get into that stance and how to keep yourself safe out there!

surf trailer

rent a surfboard New Zealand

Why spend your energy carrying your surf gear up and down Raglan’s main beach steep walkway?
For your convenience our trailer is located down on the beach next to the Raglan Surf Lifesaving Tower. We have a wide range of Soft top boards, Epoxy surfboards and Wetsuit rentals available for you to choose from.

Our values & commitments

Living in such a precious place as Raglan makes you want to be part of the change. Our wish to reduce our impact on the environment brings us to constantly review our approach, this far we have introduced :

  • Environment friendly wax
  • Environment friendly sun screen
  • Investments in reserves since 1999

The next steps towards an eco-friendly surf school :