from $79

 Surf lessons, coaching and hire

 Group and private

 SUP lessons

 Beginner to advanced

About Surf Safe Surf Coaching

Adrenaline rushes and endorphin releases are all part of every surf lesson you have with Surf Safe, that’s why so many people get addicted after riding their first wave. Surfing is a connection with the earth’s elements and forces. No other sport is this challenging and satisfying to the soul.

Wave energy is so refreshing many people feel better just watching waves unload their power and Raglan has one of the longest breaking waves on the planet so enjoy it. Surf Safe Surf Coaching Raglan operates on Ngarunui Beach all year round and caters for world travellers on a budget wanting quality surf coaching to start them off with enough training to surf safely and confidently at popular beaches around the world. There’s nothing better than surfing around the globe.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding – SUP

You Need to try this Popular new sport on the beautiful Raglan Harbour. With a good Instructor it is easy to do. Getting fit can be more fun than you thought. This is an excellent core strengthening exercise while out on the water. Soft Board, Paddle Wetsuit and Hi Viz Rash Vest provided.

The structured lesson covers Safety, Warm up, Equipment, Standing, Paddle Technique, Turning, Wind, Tide and Surface Conditions. Kids and Adults.


Head Surf Coach Steve Freeman Qualifications are

* ISA Surf Coach level 3 ( Trained in Europe under the British Surfing Association)
* ISA Surf Contest Judge
* British Bronze Medallion/ Beach Life Guard
* St John First Aid
* Swimming NZ Teacher/SNZ Coach/SNZ Disabled
* British Water Ski Instructor

All students get a correct fitting Wetsuit, Hi Viz Rash Vest, Soft Surfboard, free snack, and a structured lesson plan with a strong message of safety. Lessons generally start at 9am and 2pm Daily these times are flexible.

3 hour Beginner Group Lessons kids $59NZD
Young Adults $79NZD
Stand Up Paddle Intro
1-5 day courses
One to One lessons
School Groups
Disabled Surfing
Beginner to Advanced
Short Board Coaching
Surf Camps
Free Photos
Raglan pick ups

Surf Safe Surf Coaching

T: 07 2100681
021 0726406
E: email us


Short boarding is a way of totally expressing your inner energy and is EXTREMELY ADDICTIVE……..
Big Long Walled Waves/Late Drops/Huge Bottom Turns/Massive Top Turns/Hollow Barrels/ Vertical Re-Entry Fins Out/Insane Floaters/Round House Cut Backs/Power Carves/ Face Hacks/ Speed Pumps/Rail Grab Airs/ Finishing with a Close Out Lay Back Slash for style………… If you want to do any of these Nice Adrenaline pumping things then get a Coaching Session with Video Analysis and Manoeuvre breakdown from a Qualified Coach. Students usually provide own board and wetsuit.
ISA Surf Contest Judge/ISA Surf Coach Level 3 BSA .
Surf Coaching $129 3hours/$79 2hours
* Professional Surf Photography add $59 1 person $69 2 people max 90mins
3 hour /one to one/ $129
2 hour / one to one/ $79
Small group of 2 — 3 people / 2.5 hour/$79each

Bookings essential


Surfing NZ are currently promoting kid’s surfing through local Primary and Intermediate Schools.
The new Junior Surfer Programme prepared by Lee Ryan SNZ Development Manager is a great tool to progress kids from beginner to ripper using SNZ Approved Surf Schools. Surf Safe Surf Coaching Raglan is currently working with local schools to create Surfing Teams. Surfing is becoming a recognised sport during school time so start shredding now and get away with it………….

* Instructor ratio is 1:5 with a maximum of 10 or 15 kids in the water surfing at any one time.
* These surf coaching sessions or one off Beach days can be combined with a SURF LIFE SAVING NZ BEACH EDUCATION PROGRAMME.
* Funding can be sourced from Sport Waikato, SPARC, Kiwi Sport, school sport funds, and other organisations.
* Soft Boards, Full Wetsuits and Hi Viz Rash vests provided. (50m swimming ability required).
* Bookings essential.
* Price is flexible!


Are you Hardcore and Hungry to learn as fast as you can? This is a full on 5 days of SURF/EAT/SLEEP
Raglan has excellent waves consistently on offer all year round.
This is for Beginner to Advanced and covers most aspects of surfing some of the topics are Internet Surf Reports, Equipment, Wetsuits, Basic Ocean Science, Pop ups, Knee methods, Paddling Efficiency, Surfing Commitment, Turning, Turtle rolls, Duck Diving, High performance manoeuvres and lots of wave riding.

Adult One to one/3hour lessons

Day 1 $129/Day 2 $129/Day 3 FREE/Day 4 $129/Day 5 $129/Day 6 $129

Adult group 2 or more people/3hour lessons

Day 1 $79 each/Day 2 $79 each/Day 3 $70 each/Day 4 $70 each/Day 5 $70 each
One session can be used to learn Stand Up Paddle Boarding!


This is the ultimate learning experience with the Coach totally focused on your progression.
Total Beginner to Contest Surfer. Photo and video coaching available. One to one is for people who like a private setting , don’t like groups, want to get maximum progression in a short time or maybe your have special needs. Whatever ! we will take you to the next level.
3hour/Adult $129
3hour/Kid age7-15/$99


Head Coach Steve freeman is currently training kids who have disabilities. The challenge for the student and coach is a valued experience for both. This is a special opportunity for kids who love the water and the ocean. Kids who qualify to surf, have had swimming lessons are obedient, may have limbs missing, ADD or Cerebral Palsy. Instructor ratio 1:1 or 1:2
Call to discuss this opportunity.
Flexible pricing.


Ongoing Surf Coaching for School kids outside of school hours. Students can use Surf Safe Surf boards and Wetsuits until the parents purchase their own equipment. Kids get a Junior Surfer Programme Logbook to work through taking approx 2-5years to complete. This is done in small groups with similar level students. These coaching sessions can be once weekly or fortnightly.
* 1.5 hour/$30 kids ages 7 to 15 years.


It has to be one of the most leisurely and therapeutic forms of exercise. Working your core, and toning your legs and arms, it's something pretty much everyone can enjoy. Age and level of fitness certainly shouldn't hold anyone back here.

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