West Coast Surf Coaching

Mark is passionate about board sports. In the summer he loves to be surfing and in the winter he transfers this to riding the snow. Mark has extensive coaching skills in both areas and has been coaching both modalities for 25 plus years.

In the surf he has previously coached the NZ team to overseas venues and been a National title holder himself. He has coached Scholastic teams and helped members gain National titles of their own. In the snow he has worked as an instructor and trainer at Mt Hutt for 22 years and is a snowboard examiner for SBINZ helping to teach, coach and mentor the newly enthused to become instructors themselves.

So why not come in and improve your skills learning from Marks vast experience in the field with a Personal Training Session.


Take a Personal Training session with Mark

Mark has been coaching for 25 plus years including the NZ Team, learn from his vast experience in this field.

  • Focused on, and catering to your individual needs.
  • Men & Womenís specific coaching, NZ women surfers are going strong and we offer coaching specific for their requirements.
  • Contest specific training, starting and excelling at a competitive level.
  • Improve your repertoire of manoeuvres, technical stuff simplified.
  • Coaching for all ages, abilities and requirements.

Timeframe & Price

Please see the table below for pricing and booking, or check out our Booking page here.


West Coast surf offers a comprehensive surf safe programme to schools, this is offered to the school as a half day or full day at the beach.

  • This is educational based on the local environment.
  • Teaches students how to access and recognise the daily changes of the ocean.
  • How to react if they get into or see others in trouble in the ocean.
  • To understand how a surfboard works and how best to use it safely in the water.
  • To ride a surfboard and have a safe and fun time.

At the end the students will be rewarded with a certificate acknowledging their participation in the Surf Safe programme.


Here at West Coast Surf we are happy to cater to larger groups and have experience with groups of all abilities and from all walks of life, so weather you are considering doing something different for your businessís end of year breakup, want to do some team building or are traveling the country with a bunch of mates, perhaps going surfing together is the fun your looking for.

Contact Details

Lessons 10am & 2pm Daily from in front of the houses...




Location of Lessons:

IMPORTANT: Lessons 10am & 2pm Daily are from WCSurf van at the bay in front of the houses

See you

Tauranga Bay is an idyllic surf beach in a stunning setting, tucked into a sheltered bay on the untamed wild west coast. It has a long sandy beach and is free of crowds. This creates a unique experience to learn to surf from and Mark provides a fun, safe environment to facilitate this.

Physical address:

299 Tauranga Bay Road,
West Coast
South Island, New Zealand

Postal address:

PO Box 393
Westport 7866
New Zealand



Lets Go Surfing!
Helping surfers, Tauranga Bay, Cape Foulwind, Westport, Aotearoa. Since 1998

West Coast Surf for surfing, coaching, hire and repairs at Tauranga Bay on Cape Foulwind, 20km south of Westport