Kia Ora, welcome to West Coast Surf!

For authentic surf lessons with an NZ surf legend in a stunning natural environment

Come and experience surfing at a stunning location on the West Coast of the South Island. Tauranga Bay! This beach provides both first timers with a safe and invigorating environment to learn in as well as providing some world class waves for the more experienced surfers. We offer lessons for new surfers and coaching for the more advanced levels looking to up their skills in the water.
Whatever your needs Mark will provide a unique, safe, fun and informative experience for you.

Let’s put the basics into action! No experience is required. Get one of our surf lessons!

Build on what you already know with a personal coaching session.

Hire a board and wetsuit and have your own fun.

Our Area

Tauranga Bay is surrounded by beautiful walks and cycle trails it also hosts a seal colony that has an excellent viewing platform and views out to the Tasman Sea. The cliff top walk takes you along the edge of the coastline to the light house and beyond to Cape Foulwind and the Star Tavern. There are numerous accommodation options in the area including our own place West Coast Surf Retreat.

Your Coach

Hi, my name is Mark Perana and I would love to be your coach.

No matter if you are a beginner, aspiring to be a surfer or you are more advanced and want to improve on those tricks – you have come to the right place.

In my past I had the honor of coaching top level surfers, judging national surfing events and even did some successful competitive surfing myself holding several NZ titles.

Have a look at the different packs I am offering and if you need something individual – just contact me and we will cater something up.

Hope to see you soon!