Surfin Safaris

Learn to Surf

Learn to surf at Karioitahi beach, Auckland, New Zealand with Surfin' Safaris.

Surfing NZ approved surf school with certified coach/lifesaver.

Sessions are 2 hours includes board, wetsuit, and coaching in the water with you, plus warm-up and beach demonstrations.


Surfin' Safaris has been coaching people to learn the art of Surfin' now for over 10 years. We provide a safe opportunity to enjoy pristine black sand beach on the west coast. Karioitahi beach is an easy 60 kilometer drive south of Auckland.

Join Mark, an international surf coach and NZ surf lifesaver, and get a start on your Surfin' lifestyle - or just come and enjoy a day of fun in the sun.

The surfboards provided are learner friendly and safe for all ages and sizes. Wetsuits available.

The 2 hour coaching session includes beach warmup, ocean awareness and surf time. Awesome photos of you Surfin' will be posted on the Surfin' Safaris facebook page.

Let's go Surfin' now ... start Livin' the Dream!

Mark Ellertson

Mark Ellertson