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Free Have A Go Surf Day 2020 with Aotearoa Surf School

27 Sep 2020


Sunday 27 September 2020, 9.30am - Sunday 27 September 2020, 5.00pm

Backup day if bad weather: Sat 3 Oct


Te Arai Beach, 708 Te Arai Point Road, Te Arai, Auckland

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Please secure your spot through the website


09 431 5760


Aotearoa Surf School – bringing youth to the sport of surfing.

Back in full steam, our annual Have A Go Surf Day is a safe, easy and fun learn-to-surf day for all levels of surfers.

We will have surfing, activities prizes and giveaways from Aotearoa Surf and our sponsors and the best part is it’s completely free.

Aotearoa Surf aims to introduce the excitement and fun of surfing to youth throughout New Zealand every year through this free event.

There is no better way to showcase this than to give our future generations the opportunity to try surfing when they are young, giving them ocean confidence and awareness, a place to make new friends as well as a super fun day out in the ocean.

Our Have A Go Surf Day is for kids and youth (4-16 years old) who may be new to surfing, beginners, intermediate surfers and even those that have never surfed before.

All surfboards, wetsuits, sunscreen and coaching provided by internationally qualified and experienced instructors, all of whom are first aid certified and surf lifesaving awarded.

Also supported by our local trainee instructors. Lessons throughout the day will cover beginner and intermediate level knowledge and incorporate beach education and safety.

Session Times:

  • 9.30am: 4- to 6-year-olds (All levels)
  • 10.15am: 4- to 6-year-olds (Awards & Prizes)
  • 10.30am: 7- to 11-year-olds (All levels)
  • 12pm: 7- to 11-year-olds (All levels)
  • 1.30pm: 7- to 11-year-olds (Awards & Prizes)
  • 2pm: 7- to 16-year-olds (All levels)
  • 3.30pm: 7- to 16-year-olds (All levels)
  • 4.45pm: 7- to 16-year-olds (Awards & Prizes)
  • 5pm: Finish

What's included:

Everything. Surfboards, wetsuits, instructor coaching, surf gear giveaways & prizes and a fantastic experience. Surfers are welcome to bring their own surfboards and wetsuits if they wish.

What to bring:

Towel, warm change of clothes, good footwear, food and water!


99% of the time our surf events happen without fail. It is possible that the weather/sea conditions may not be desirable, in which case we will reschedule to the following Saturday 3 October. 


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