Learning to surf in Mount Maunganui

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Mount Maunganui is a popular surfing destination and there are several places where you can learn to surf here, including Hibiscus Surf School and Mount Maunganui Surf Academy.

Both surf schools offer beginners and intermediate lessons. A two-hour beginners lesson is usually enough to teach you the basics and get you standing on a board.

Our address

Main Beach, Mount Maunganui
Two-hour beginners lesson with board hire $75–90

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  • Liudmyla, 16 Sep 2019

    Beautiful beach with white sand

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  • Jason, 04 Feb 2018

    Great beach, lovely environment, surf was good while we were there, possibly a bit wild for just a swim

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  • Tamires, 11 Jul 2017

    lindo lindo!

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  • Tim, 06 Jun 2017

    Fun time Enjoy Place with Friends.

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  • Joe, 02 May 2017

    Superb!!! The view was really beautiful. My owesome experience.

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  • ida, 24 Apr 2017

    Santai dl di sini

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  • 𝕜!𝕔, 22 Mar 2017

    Nice beach, great waves – for kids, too 👍

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  • Jefi, 16 Oct 2016

    The hike can be steep but rewarding at the summit. The beach is inviting and the people are friendly. Best to go when it's sunny.

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  • Joseph, 27 Aug 2016

    Beautiful walk and view!

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  • David, 24 Jan 2016

    The Gold Coast of New Zealand. Don't get trapped just at main beach though. Tay street surf and lots of other cool sections that are much less crowded. Make sure you go for a walk up the Mount itself

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  • Lewy, 07 Dec 2015

    Stay on the main beach to people watch and swim between the flags, head away from the Mount, past the island for a quieter beach

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  • Nina, 25 Nov 2015

    A gift from God!!! What a place!!!

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  • Sanja, 23 Nov 2015

    Very vivid, especially in the weekend.

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  • Spasm, 13 Sep 2015

    One of the coolest places I've ever visited. Loved it.

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  • Dudu, 30 Jan 2015

    Great place!

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  • Tav, 17 Dec 2014

    Best beach in New Zealand

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  • Cusp25, 27 Nov 2014

    Great beach with a nature walk and view of volcano

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  • Tav, 11 Sep 2014

    Best beach in NZ

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  • Tomatito, 08 Feb 2014

    Just peachy. Beautiful girls, tasty food and a whole lot going on. Surfs up here - without being pretentious. A must see and do!

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  • Maria, 02 Jan 2014

    Amazing waves!

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  • riccardo, 09 Jul 2013

    Look around you, it's possible to see seals penguins and killer whales!

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  • Seno, 24 Jan 2013

    Don't swim when the wave is strong..

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  • Kirill, 25 Dec 2012

    At night you can find penguins amongst all the rocks on the side of Leisure Island.

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  • Thomas, 23 Nov 2011

    Swim between the flags

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