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By July 8, 2019 No Comments

Raglan Surfing School

Learn to surf with the experts at Raglan Surf School


T his summer season marks the 18th anniversary of New Zealand’s original surf school, the Raglan Surfing School.

From humble beginnings operating from the back of a converted Holden ambulance, the Surf School has now been recognised as one of the Top 10 Adventure Activities in New Zealand by CNN.

The Raglan Surf School operates year round from its base in the beautiful surrounds of the Karioi Outdoor Adventure Centre located in Whale Bay.

The centre offers the Surf School’s clients an opportunity to experience more than just a great time in the water – a chance of experiencing a taste of the surfing lifestyle as well.

Surf lessons are offered at 9am and 2pm every day throughout the summer season and start at the Karioi Lodge. The three-hour lessons include water and beach safety, soft surfboard and wetsuit hire and free transportation from anywhere to and from Raglan town. Great value and great service!

The Surf School’s managers are top surfers who oversee a crew of experienced Surfing NZ qualified coaches. Their passion translates to their students getting “stoked” on the sport while learning to ride the great waves of Raglan.

Surfing lessons can now be conveniently booked online at

Accommodation options are also available from the Karioi Lodge and Sleeping Lady Lodgings and range from campervan sites, backpackers to upmarket holiday homes at Whale Bay. Check out for options. Why carry your board to the beach?

The Raglan Surf School is also a one-stop shop for surfboard and wetsuit rentals at the beach.

A wide range of new equipment is now available for hire adjacent to the lifesaving tower at Ngarunui Beach.

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