West Coast Surf Lessons

We have surf lessons for all ages and abilities from first timers right through to the experienced competitive surfers!

Our goal is to cater to the individual needs of our students, providing a professional authentic and personal service.

Starter Pack

This is great for first timers and for those on their second time as a refresher, either way we guarantee you will learn loads of new stuff and be on your feet and feeling the buzz of riding waves in no time at all. Learn the essentials of surfing to safely progress in the water. Its a 3 hour session of instruction and practice time.

Board and wetsuit inclusive $90.00

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

Tips and Hints

If you have already had a surf lesson and just want to hire a board and wetsuit we offer the option of adding a 40 minute session of tips and hints to the deal for an extra $50.00.

You can build on what you already know so your in the water practicing all the right stuff from the get go, this will improve the outcome of your surfing experience no end!.

Pro Pack

Ok so you're already a pro but you want to learn to do airs, better cut backs, floaters, your choice. Whatever the desire Mark can help teach you how to achieve it. Acquire an understanding of the technical mechanisms behind the movements required to achieve your desired goals. Its the pro pack personal training session, not many coaches can teach you this stuff, simplifying the complicated !!

90 minutes for $120.00

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

If you have any questions or would like to book a surf lesson just and well arrange it all for you!


Surfing is so much fun that most of us want to do it again. In the first lesson we have taught you the basics but because you want to improve on that we can offer you a 2 or 4 lesson package deal to help you really improve your skills. You will perfect your stand up, learn to turn the board both left and right, and we will work on getting you out deeper to experience the buzz of riding a green faced wave!

1st lesson $90.00
2 lessons $150.00
4 lessons $320.00

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


Try our lesson, board and wetsuit hire plus a night at the retreat (subject to availability),
$180 1 person or $250.00 for a couple. Email here for enquiry.


"Hi, I just wanted to write to you to say THANK YOU! My Dad loved his lesson last month; I think it was the highlight of his trip to New Zealand. Mark was a great teacher and everything was just perfect the rain even stopped just as they got in the water.

"A million thanks & know that if we have any other visitors interested in surfing, were going to be taking them to you guys! Shannon.


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