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Akaroa Surf Lesson & Guided Tour provided by Akaroa Surf Safaris

Akaroa Surf Lesson & Guided Tour

Akaroa Surf Lesson & Guided Tour
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Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
You will be met at our meeting place outside Ratatoiulle Restaurant by your local surf guide. Your guide will brief you on the plan for the day, you will sign a safety waiver and jump into the van and begin your Safari! You are getting a guided tour of the majestic Peninsula including driving up and over the summit road which has the best views of the area and they are simply incredible so have your camera ready! Your guide will take you out to one of the hidden , deserted Eastern bays which most tourists would never find their way to. These beaches have a tranquil, still beauty which rejuvenates the soul, and the bonus of perfect beginner waves which makes this area perfect for learning to surf! Your guide will unload the equipment upon your arrival and you will then get suited up, warm winter 5mm Quiksilver wetsuits will keep you toasty and warm! You will then be led through a comprehensive surf lesson including technique training on the beach and plenty of time to practice your new skills afterwards. Your surf guide will assist you into waves and give you helpful tips. Sometimes if you are lucky you may be fortunate enough to spot a Hector dolphin or seals surfing the waves themselves! After the lesson you will be provided with a light snack, get changed and jump back in the van to soak in a few more sights on the way back to Akaroa. You will be feeling amazing and invigorated! What a special place to learn to surf, this is often the highlight of many of our visitors trips to NZ.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 51943P1
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
Snacks • All activities • Driver/guide • Professional guide • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
Drinks • Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
Akaroa, Akaroa, Canterbury Region, South Island
Inclusions
Snacks • All activities • Driver/guide • Professional guide • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
Drinks • Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities
Departure details
Akaroa, Akaroa, Canterbury Region, South Island
Duration
3h 30m
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Children must be accompanied by an adult
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

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Patric A
Gnesta, Sweden2 contributions
Best time ever!
Had never surfed before in my life, but with great instructions from the most excellent and patient instructor Jake, both me and my significant other managed to get up and stand on our very first try. Awesome experience. Can most highly recommend.
Written 15 February 2019
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Urs B
4 contributions
Great first surf lesson
We'd never thought that surfing maks so fun. It was our first time ever and we do it defenitly again. Jake was a good instructor and had chosen the right bay for beginners.
Written 29 December 2018
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Rosie S
2 contributions
Awesome afternoon surfing with Jake
If you’re reading this then you’re thinking about a dig lesson - do it!!! You won’t be disappointed. Jake is such an awesome instructor, we had a fantastic afternoon surfing and both managed to stand up. He’s super patient but pushes you so you achieve more than you thought you could. Absolutely buzzing and would 100% recommend surf safari.

Rosie & James
Written 8 March 2018
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Dillon B
1 contribution
surf lesson
Feb 2018 • Solo
Jake was a terrific instructor. Patient with this beginner and very knowledgeable. Got exactly what I wanted out of the lesson--an intro to this beautiful sport.
Written 17 February 2018
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Thanks for the review Dillon, so glad you enjoyed your surf safari! Allie & Greville
Written 18 February 2018
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StephenB117
San Francisco, CA14 contributions
Just our family surfing a beautiful beach
Jan 2018 • Family
This was one of the top highlights of our 3 week family trip to NZ! We just happened to see the van and called the number on the side, and the next day, Greville picked the 5 of us up in town - my wife and three kids - ages 16, 14, and 12 - and took us to a great beach with clear water and waist high peeling waves to enjoy all to ourselves - only the green hillsides and sheep to see on the sides of the cove. We've all surfed some before, but this was one of our best sessions ever, because we just traded waves and were laughing and having a blast - you can't get empty lineups much back in CA. Greville brought the wetsuits and foam boards - perfect for long boarding these easy waves. He was just a super fun person - just a happy personality, clearly loved surfing and loved seeing us having so much fun. He spent most of the time with our camera taking pictures for us, and he was more than happy to do it. Then he joined us in the lineup to ride waves. If you are lucky enough to do this, it will definitely be a highlight of your trip!!
Written 29 January 2018
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Thanks so much for the review, we are so happy you enjoyed coming on a surf safari with us! It is impossible to find these spots if you are a tourist with out a guide so we are delighted you enjoyed sharing our secrets! All the best! Greville & Allie
Written 18 February 2018
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Papegaaij
1 contribution
Great surfing with great instructor!
It was my second time surfing and our instructor Jake took us to a perfect beach for beginners. He explained everything really well (way better than my first lesson at home) and managed to get me standing quite a few times. His enthusiasm was very contagious and I can't wait to go surfing again. Highly recommended!
Written 23 January 2018
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Thanks so much for the review! We are so happy you enjoyed your safari, our instructors only take out small groups so that they have alot of time for teaching and assisting in the water and on land! Safe travels! Allie & Greville
Written 29 January 2018
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BaseNL
Vught, The Netherlands5 contributions
Absolutely great!
As an experienced snowboarder I wanted to try Surfing for a while now. It was great!

The equipment is all new, the drive there was beautiful. I would do this again, even on a rainy day:)

Great and enthusiastic instructor got us standing on the board already in the first lesson😎Challanging as surfing is, we had a great time!

Thanks Jake! Awsome dude 🤘 wish I could stay longer and do it again!
Written 14 January 2018
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Thanks so much for the review! So glad you enjoyed discovered one of the hidden gems they dont tell the tourists about! The beaches around here are just stunning. Glad you had a great surf safari! Allie & Greville
Written 29 January 2018
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wanakakiwis
Queenstown, New Zealand4 contributions
Sand, sea and surfing!
Apr 2017 • Couples
You are never too old to learn to surf was so true for us when we booked a trip to learn to surf with Akaroa Surf Safari's at a lovely beach close to Akaroa township.
Our instructor's couldn't have been more helpful and had us geared up and in the water in no time after a thorough and detailed lesson on the sand first. It's the perfect activity to do no matter what the weather is like and we had so much fun trying to learn some surfing skills. We recommend any age group to have a go at this surfing adventure with the experienced and patient instructors.
Written 26 April 2017
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Thanks for the review, it is great to have an activity to do in Akaroa when the weather is bad and all of the other water activities are cancelled! Surfing is great no matter what the weather! The winter wetsuits are super warm! We are so happy you enjoyed your safari and were standing riding waves by the end of it!
Written 29 April 2017
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Highlight of our trip so far!
As beginner surfers we didn't know what we were getting ourselves in for, but our instructor Gravels enthusiasm and