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Learn to surf at Piha beach, one of New Zealand’s most popular surf spots, during this full-day experience in Auckland. Begin with a pickup from your city center hotel, and then travel to Auckland’s windswept west coast, just under an hour away. On the black sands of Piha, you’ll get to grips with those all-important surf basics during a 3-hour class with an international qualified instructor. Then, dry off on the beach and enjoy some free time to explore before continuing to a local cafe for a well-earned, included lunch.
Begin your surfing experience with a pickup from your Auckland hotel or prearranged meeting point in the city center. Then, travel by climate-controlled vehicle to Piha beach on the western edge of the Waitakere Ranges, a native rain forest that stretches along Auckland’s west coast.
Wrestle into a wet suit and get fitted with a surf board, then head down to the shoreline with your experience instructor. See a demonstration of proper paddling techniques and practice jumping up on the board while still on the sand.
When the time comes, fasten your ankle strap and paddle out into the sea. Your instructor will be nearby at all times to help guide you, correct you on your form and assist you in catching your very first waves.
Back on the shore, you’ll have time to dry off and explore the surrounding area before driving to a local cafe for an included lunch.Your experience concludes with a drop-off back in central Auckland.
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