This Holiday Season marks the 12th anniversary of one of Raglans iconic adventure sport operators, the Raglan Surfing School. From humble beginnings operating from the back of a converted Holden ambulance, the Surf School has grown and evolved. The Surf School now operates year round from its base in the beautiful surrounds of the Karioi Outdoor Adventure Centre located in Whale Bay.
Accommodation is available from Sleeping Lady Lodgings and ranges from backpackers to upmarket holiday homes overlooking the surf at Whale Bay.
$89 beginner surf lessons are offered at 9am and 2pm everyday throughout the summer season, which start at the Karioi Lodge. The value added 3-hour lessons include water and beach safety, soft surfboard and wetsuit hire, plus free Transportation from anywhere to and from Raglan Town.
The Surf School’s managers, Eric (The ‘Rock’) Milroy and top surfer Zennor (the ‘Zen Master’) Wernham, oversee their crew of experienced Surfing NZ qualified coaches. Safety and fun are the top priorities for the instructors and students alike.
Another recent addition to the offerings is the all women’s surf retreat, Surf Dames. Surf lessons, hens parties and spa treatments for that special getaway.
From now until the end of April the Raglan Surf School’s surfboard and wetsuit rental trailer will be available on Raglan’s Ngarunui beach. Bookings available online or through the Raglan Information Centre.
“Stand Up and Surf’!
Raglan Surfing School
5b Whaanga Road ,Whale bay
(07) 825-SURF (7873)