West Coast Surf

Premium Surf Coaching

Tauranga Bay | West Coast | NZ

A genuine

West Coast Surf Experience

For premium surf lessons with a New Zealand surf legend, in a stunning natural environment come and experience surfing at Tauranga Bay! We offer lessons for new surfers and coaching for the more advanced levels looking to up their skills in the water.

West Coast surf has been established at Tauranga Bay on the West Coast of the South Island since 1998. Coach Mark Perana has been coaching surfing and snowboarding for more than 30 years and holds the highest qualifications in both industries. Mark is a previous NZ team coach and national title holder. For a genuine West Coast surf experience, Mark is your man.




Highly skilled and

renowned coach

Mark Perana


Camping Specialist
Rafting Instructor

Mark Perana (Puke) is the owner and operator of West Coast Surf; he is a passionate coach with over 30 years full time experience both in the water and on snow.

He has past national titles and has coached the NZ team on several occasions, he coaches for the love of the sport, and you feel that when you have a lesson with him.

His knowledge and easy warm approach to teaching enables you to learn, advance and feel safe in the water. He also ensures you are having fun while learning.

His approach is bespoke meaning each person has his attention to their requirements at the time, no matter what your level or what you want to learn Mark can teach you achieve that.

Mark was an incredible instructor- from absolutely no surfing experience and very little coordination Mark had me standing up and catching waves in on the first lesson. Absolutely brilliant, couldn't recommend him more.

– Natasha Marks

Our Lessons

premium surf coaching

Whatever your needs Mark will provide a unique, safe, fun, and informative experience for you.

All-In Starter Pack

The 2-hour All-In Starter Packs are suitable for anyone who wants to learn to surf for the first time or is new to the sport.

Tips & Hints

The Tips & Hints is a 60-minute session designed especially for those amongst you that have already had a lesson but want to get some tips and hints from a professional to improve your surfing skills.

Personal Training

A Personal Training session is for 90 minutes and is suitable for all skill levels.
This enables you to enjoy learning to surf and perfecting your technique with the one-on-one coaching session.