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12 Day Learn to Surf Surfari

12 days of surfing based at Ahipara. The 12 Day Tour is essentially an extension of our 5 day surf tour. We've had so many people do back to back tours and comment that they would like to stay longer! Now you can save money, stay longer and develop your surfing skills.

Town / City
Auckland City
12 days
Age Restrictions
The minimum age is 16 and all customers under 18 years of age must complete a Student Registration Form and a Conditions of Booking Form
This product is Weather Dependant, it is recommended that you contact the
supplier 24 hours prior to departure to re-confirm your departure details.
This event requires a
minimum booking of 2 people.
12 Day Learn to Surf Surfari (Departs every Monday and returns Friday from October to May)
Learn to surf and discover the real New Zealand!

How does it work?

You join our normal 5 day tour departing Monday and instead of coming back on Friday you have 2 free days (Saturday and Sunday) at Ahipara Surf Lodge. You will then meet up with another 5 day tour on Monday and return the following Friday. On Saturday and Sunday you can surf in front of the lodge or take a day or two from surfing and enjoy the comforts of home. Food is provided and you are free to cook up what ever you like.

Most of our customers are aged between 20 & 35. The minimum age for this tour is 18 years as you may have the lodge to yourself during your free 2 days (Sat & Sun).
Most of our customers are beginners but many experienced surfers take our trips because we find the best waves to suit all abilities. For the new surfer having good surfers on board is a bonus, by hangin with them it will greatly improve your surfing. The drawback is your vocabulary will change and words like pits, gnarly, point break, going off! It is all part of the experience so not to worry. Our tour heads north for the simple reasons of the sub tropical water and climate, the remote and unspoiled beaches, and the consistency of the surf due to the proximity of the 3 coasts (North, East and West).

Why would you come with us?

We have our own exclusive lodge (Ahipara Surf Lodge) which is located right on the beach in Ahipara. In front of the lodge is a very good consistent beach break, which offers great learning and longboarding waves.
We have been running these trips for 7 years, you won't find better!
Our (International Surf Association) surf coaches have extensive local knowledge which allows them to find quality waves and give you a surfing adventure that you will never forget.
We take small groups, maximum 12 people per trip and 2 surf guides (6:1 Ratio) to ensure you get the attention you need.
You will quickly meet new friends and enjoy Northlandís amazing scenery through the eyes of a surfer.
Product Detail - 5 Day Tour

We provide

5 days surfing
4 night's accommodation, dormitory style at Ahipara Surf Lodge (bedding provided). Upgrades available: Twin $25 per night/per person, Double $50 per night/per room.
3 fresh meals daily, yummy sunset BBQ's. Vegetarians no problem. (Lunch on Monday and Friday while in transit is at your own expense).
All transportation. Pick up and drop off from central city Auckland.
Surfboards, wetsuits, and accessories. Body boards (by request).
Daily Surf Lessons (we are normally in the water for 2 hours per surf).
Surf safety, learn about rips, holes and undertows, how to identify them, escape them and use them to your advantage. You will also learn the difference between offshore and onshore winds, afternoon sea breezes, tides, and surfing rules.
Beach activities.
Your Guides
All our guides are internationally recoginsed ISA surf coaches and they hold a minimum level 1 endorsement. They have been trained in surf safety hold current first aid certificates for your safety.

Adventure Activities
Ahipara is an adventure playground! You can swim, walk along the beach, play golf, go fishing, go mountain biking, sand boarding or take a quad bike tour. To be honest surfing twice a day will burn you out. If you have the energy or want to take a day out from surfing there are plenty of options.

Daily Itinerary
There are always surprises and last second detours on this trip. Tangaroa and Tawhirimatea, (the gods of the ocean and the elements) ultimately dictate our itinerary. Surfing is all about tide and weather conditions hence the flexible nature of our trip. We base ourselves at Shipwreck Bay and head out every day chasing the best waves northland has to offer.

Day 1 - Kia Ora, Welcome. The search begins departing Auckland we head to the far north (Ahipara Surf Lodge). Today we have 1 surf.
Day 2 - We will find the best waves in northland. This could mean driving on the beach to get you to secluded surf locations. 2 surfs today.
Day 3 - We either surf in front of the lodge on the west coast or take a short drive to the east coast. Surf 2 coasts in one day!
Day 4 - More of day 2 & 3. By evening our surf pilgrimage will bring us back to Ahipara Surf Lodge for our fianl night. 2 surfs today.
Day 5 - Back to Auckland chasing waves on either coast. We arrive in Auckland late Friday afternoon. 1 surf today.

Bonuses: Sunsets, dolphins, whales, wild horses, perfect waves just to name a few.

General Information

Tours depart Auckland every Monday from Oct to May.
We are limited to 10 seats and most trips book out so please book early! First come first served.
Departure time on Monday is 10am from under the Big Boat in the Viaduct Habour. You will be sent a map when booking.

Return time on Friday is normally around 5pm.
Most of our customers are aged between 20 & 35. The minimum age is 16 and all customers under 18 years of age must complete a Student Registration Form and a Conditions of Booking Form .They can then either be faxed, emailed or posted back to us.

What to bring
Personal items, sunscreen, sunglasses, towel, camera, party funds and lots of energy.


NZD $1699 all inclusive including return transport from Auckland, accommodation (dorm), most meals, surf board, wetsuit and instructor.

ENQUIRE if you have your own board or transport to Ahipara.

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