Schools, Corporates
& Large Groups

Mangawhai Heads Surf School specializes in providing surf lessons for large groups – whether it is school kids or a corporate team, we’ve got everything you need.

Choose from:

  • Full day activities (e.g. school fun day)
  • Multi-day activities (e.g. corporate, team building weekend getaways)
  • OR an ongoing program (E.g. weekly, ongoing lessons for schools)

We’re based at Mangawhai Heads Beach, however are able to operate along the entire East Coast including Orewa, Omaha, Pakiri, Te Arai, Ruakaka and more. This flexibility allows us to base ourselves somewhere convenient for you as well as capture the best conditions on the day. We’re one of the closest surfing schools to Auckland, so feel free to reach out no matter where you’re located on the island.


  • Half-day, full-day & ongoing programs available
  • Surfing, paddle boarding, beach activities that can be tailored to your curriculum
  • Other activities: coastal walks, yoga, beach volleyball, swimming, BBQ lunch.
  • Programs aim to meet both school objectives and students’ needs.
  • Focus on teaching students core surfing skills and beach safety and awareness

Please note: All of our instructors are fully ISA and First Aid certified / Surf Lifesaving trained.


  • The possibility of catering for over 120 students per day.
  • Surfing / paddle boarding lessons with multiple instructors.
  • Beach safety and surf lifesaving.
  • Multiple rotations of surf lifesaving, beach games and other coastal activities.
  • Everybody standing, riding waves and having fun… our guarantee!
  • All equipment including surfboards, wetsuits and sunscreen.
  • The best qualified and experienced surf instructors in the country.

We operate a strict ratio of coaches to students to ensure safety and plenty of instruction time for everyone.

Please note: we currently do not have an online booking option for our group surf lessons. Please contact us directly to arrange these on: 021 0840 7547 or email


Next time you are organizing an event for your work place, whether it is a corporate function, convention, business event or office party, a day of surfing with Mangawhai Heads Surf School is a great challenge and heaps of fun. Activities  on the day can be tailored to the groups exact wants and needs, spending as much or as little time in the water as wanted.

Exercise, fun, education and laughter through surfing!

With Mangawhai Heads Surf School, surfing in a safe group environment is suitable for people of ALL ages and skill levels and is available all year-round.


  • Beach and ocean safety.
  • Board design and & learning about your equipment.
  • Learning to paddling and get out past the waves.
  • Positioning yourself on the board.
  • Learning to ‘pop-up’.
  • Riding unbroken waves.
  • Basic turning techniques.
  • Various beach activities.

It is a fantastic way to build team spirit and increase office bonding in an environment outside the work place which has been proven to have positive effects on productivity and employee morale.

Please note: we currently do not have an online booking option for our group surf lessons. Please contact us directly to arrange these on: 021 0840 7547 or email

Photography Packages Available

Our high-definition photography will make you the envy of your friends and family!
We can capture your whole experience to ensure the memories will last forever.

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Group & Private Lessons

Learn to surf in the beautiful Mangawhai Heads coastal area! Whether you’re just starting out or have some lessons under your belt, we have something for all levels and ages.

Equipment Rental

We have Mangawhai rentals for everyone! Choose your own adventure with top-tier rentals that make for a great way to explore the New Zealand coast. We have surfboards, wetsuits, bodyboards, paddle boards, and kayaks!