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About Raglan Surfing School

“Stand up and surf” with the professionals! With the fun and only… Raglan Surfing School

We offer the best value, beginner, 3-hour surfing lessons available, everyday, with no minimum numbers needed!

Rated by CNN as one of the Top 10 Adventure Activities in NZ! Read about it here


We offer the best value, beginner, 3-hour surfing lessons available, everyday, with no minimum numbers needed!

RSS Your One-Stop Raglan Surfing Experience Provider

Get stoked on our big range of surfboards and wetsuits for hire (direct from the beach in Summer).We organise awesome School & Group experiences, Holiday Youth Camps, Surf Dames Women’s Retreats & awesome Raglan accommodation and campervan sites with Sleeping Lady Lodgings and Karioi Lodge and Outdoor Centre.

Go with the Pros!!

We’ve been in business since 1998. Learn and be confident with our professionally trained staff of committed surfers and with the comfort of knowing the track record of our success and of our overall customer satisfaction (our “Stoke Factor“).
Only the Raglan Surfing School offers a unique 3 hour comprehensive lesson which begins in the “Surf Classroom” at the Karioi Outdoor Centre in Whale Bay.
Beginners are taken through the fundamentals of surfing, ocean awareness, etiquette, and water safety.
Whether in a group or individual lessons, we cater to each students needs.
Individuals can be taken from riding the white-water to gliding along open faced ground swells in just a few lessons.

Lessons from $69 NZD for 2 or more adults. $45 for children under 14
Half-day beginner lessons
Complete Surf Packages /w accommodation
Surf Camps
Range of Surfboards & Wetsuits for hire from the beach
Bodyboard Hire
Karioi Lodge Backpackers
Surf Classroom
All Skill Levels
Online Booking System
Free Town Pick-ups
Operating since 1998 – NZ’s No. 1 Surf School!
Winter specials!


from $69





See you in Raglan !

Raglan Surfing School & Sleeping Lady Lodgings
5b Whaanga Road, Whale Bay, Raglan N.Z
T: +64 (07) 825 7873


9am-2pm daily, or by prior arrangement.
These lessons are designed for the complete beginner and those wanting to improve their skills. Lessons are held daily throughout the year, 7 days a week. Booking is essential.
Beginner lesson includes:
* 3 hours lesson, with 1 hour classroom and 2hrs in the water.
* This is a group lesson with an instructor/student ratio of
maximum 1 to 8 students depending on conditions.
* Board and full length wetsuit hire.
* Free pick up from Raglan town and beach transportation.
* Free after surf sauna @ Karioi (for afternoon lesson only).
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Want to hang out and really put some time and energy into learning to surf, as well as exploring Raglan, meeting other surf inspired individuals & getting great value for money?

If this sounds like you, our surf adventure packages are a great choice for any keen surfer wanting to spend more than a day on learning to surf and progressing to the point of been able to catch unbroken green waves! This is something you’ll be stoked you did, because even though catching the whitewash is fun for a while every surfer remembers their first green wave & it’s usually the incredible buzz from this ride that keeps you surfing forever – consider yourself warned!!!

Raglan Surfing School offers 4 types of packages, each of which is available for 2-5 days and able to be started on any day of the week regardless of how many people are booked.
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* Date: Available high season (1 Nov – 30 April)
* Time: 2pm
* Duration: 2pm-8pm (6hrs)

* Cost … $99!! per adult …$69!!! per child 14yrs and under

Save $39 when you book the Double Dare deal!!

Experience the ultimate afternoon in Raglan with this surf & cruise combo package! Dare #1 which is our adventurous 3hr beginner surfing lesson followed by Dare #2 which is joining the crew onboard the Whainemoe for a awesome 2hr sunset harbour cruise with gourmet BBQ sub-sandwich included. The package starts with the surf lesson from the Whale Bay surf school base at 2pm. After learning all about surfing techniques and ocean safety get in the water at beautiful Ngarunui beach for a thrilling 2hr surf session. From the beach it’s time to ‘Get on it’ at the Raglan Wharf where you’ll board the Wahinemoe for the 2hr sunset cruise from 6-8pm. Explore the Raglan Harbour, hear all the stories, check out the ancient limestone rock formations. Please bring a towel, hat, sunscreen, swimsuit & something warm for after the lesson and on the boat.

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