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.
"Best lesson I have ever had, Mark is an incredible teacher,
he wont hold back on telling you everything you need to know to improve,
I've had another surf lesson in the past and it was no where as in depth and well
thought out as this! We had such a great day. Thanks Mark!"
"Great Lesson! would 100% go back! Well worth it! Mark is awesome!
Three of us got a lesson with him and he made us so comfortable and taught us so much!
He's so calm and really makes it so enjoyable. Would definatley go back."
"Amazing lesson... Mark is a wealth of knowledge and an excellent communicator.
He gives you the skills, knowledge, safety and confidence to surf on your own.
After having 2 lessons elsewhere this was by far the best and most insightful experience!
Thanks Mark.......highly recommended! Would definitely come back when next in NZ."
"Mark is a top instructor and gentleman. Plenty of experience and patience.
Highly recommended for people of all abilities. Beautiful beach to go along with it."
"Had a really awesome experience with Mark and the Team, super friendly and easy to talk to.
It was our first surfing lesson and definitely felt like we learnt a
lot and he was very encouraging through out to keep us going back even though we fell
off the board multiple times! Would 100% recommend."
Tauranga Bay is surrounded by beautiful walks and 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 coast line 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 where we can offer package deals on surf and stay.
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!
West Coast Surf
0800 927 873 (Freephone)
027 255 2651 (Mobile)
299 Tauranga Bay Road,
Westport, West Coast
South Island, New Zealand