Surf Lessons & Hire

Want to learn to surf in Gisborne?

Gisborne has some of the best surfing beaches in New Zealand. Our coaches have excellent local knowledge to keep you safe and ensure you have a great surfing experience!

We offer surf lessons to all ages and abilities. Our lessons include the surfboard & wet suit. In these two hour lessons we introduce safety, etiquette, surfboard positioning, standing up & wave riding techniques.

Our aim is to get you out there on a wave and have some fun!

 Our head surf coach 'Gis' John Gisby has 52 years of surfing experience and a string of national and international achievements behind him. Gis is very passionate about surfing and most mornings you will find him at his favourite break getting his daily quota. He is a qualified NZSA surf coach and has taught as a surf instructor for the YMCA and the Tairawhiti Polytechnic. His accomplishments include a record 35 national titles including 10 NZ masters titles. He was also the 2004 Australian Pan Pacific masters champion.

Intermediate/ Advanced Surf Lessons

Our surf lessons don't just cover beginners. We are the only Surfboard manufacturer in Gisborne providing surf lessons, we back up our surf school with an all in one surf shop and expert advice from our shapers. We offer great rates on surfboard & wet suit hire, and sell second hand boards.

All of our intermediate and advanced lessons include;

• Correct board selection

• Ocean knowledge, awareness of rips & tides

• Wave reading & wave selection

• Duck diving

• Positioning in the wave to catch the best part of the wave

• Correct technique for generating speed & setting up for your first manoeuvre.

• Comp tips ( Advanced lessons)

• All intermediate and advanced lessons finish with an option to discuss the best board suited to your ability, with one of the shapers at the newwave factory.


Surf Lessons

Group lesson 2 hours $60 per person

Private surf lesson $90

Kids under 13yrs $40 per person

3 lesson discount $140 person

Surfboard/ Wetsuit Hire

Day surfboard hire $40

½ day surfboard hire $30

Day wetsuit hire $20

½ day wetsuit hire $15

* ask about discounted rates for long term rentals*

p 06 8671439

m 021 0732076