Surfing lessons on Muriwai Beach near Auckland
Surfing lessons on Muriwai Beach near Auckland
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
    from Beginner to Intermediate
  • Spoken languages
    English, French
  • Duration
    from 2 hrs to 2-3 days
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Muriwai Surf School is located on Auckland's beautiful West Coast only 35 minutes drive from the central city. The surf shed is a 1 minute walk from the beach.

Muriwai Surf School is a kiwi owned and operated family business and they pride themselves on their impeccable customer service.

They offer qualified professional instructors in a fun and safe environment for surfers of any level. Surf lessons are 2 hours and include a surfboard and wetsuit hire.

For those of you who don't need lessons, can try a fantastic range of surf boards and wetsuits which are available for short or long term hire.

Beginners' lessons
- 2 hours professional tuition
- All equipment is provided; matched to the surfer for the day's conditions.
- Easy to learn surfing techniques, teaching board control, with information sheets to take home.
- Instruction on surf safety and ocean awareness.
- Instructors are in the water assisting with catching waves.
- Standing and surfing in the first lesson.

Intermediate level lessons
- 2 hours of professional tuition
- Perfect for progressing your surfing in a fun and safe environment.
- Designed for surfers who are paddling out the back and catching unbroken waves.
- Minimum of 4 students.
- Use of the extensive range of high performance equipment included.

About Muriwai
Muriwai Beach is not only a great place for surfing, it also has beautiful nature to discover and a bunch of cool stuff to do!

A windswept rugged coastline, 47km of surf beach and rolling dunes of black sand characterise Muriwai Beach, making it one of Auckland's most popular west coast beaches.

Muriwai Beach is unique because of its black sand, caused by the iron content derived from the ancient volcanoes in the area. The majority of the black mineral sand is carried up the west coast from Mt Taranaki through the process of longshore drift.

Muriwai Beach includes the spectacular Takapu (Gannet) Refuge at Otakamiro Point, one of only three mainland Gannet colonies in New Zealand. The best time to visit the gannets is between October and February. The chicks hatch in November then leave for Australia at 15 weeks old returning to breed when they are 3 and 7 years old.

Maukatia (Maori Bay) is a great place to see unique pillow lava. This is the result of the Waitakere Volcano, which erupted off the coast of Muriwai some 17-50 million years ago.

There's plenty to do in Muriwai
Surfing is the main pastime at Maukatia(Maori Bay)/Muriwai. Other pastimes enjoyed include paragliding, hang gliding and kite surfing.

Bush walking is encouraged, and maps can be obtained from the Information Kiosk next to the Rangers Station. Fishing is also popular, although dangerous in many places.

Driving along the beach is popular, although you need a 4 wheel drive and please avoid being on the beach at high tide. There are also many mountain bike trails up in the pines, mainly downhill and freeride trails.

Horse riding and motor biking are popular in specified areas of Woodhill Forest to the North. There are lots of great attractions for the adventurous in the area.

Cancellation policy: 
1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically reimbursed for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% reimbursement

3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No reimbursements will be effected


1Taster lesson
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2Beginner package: 3 lessons
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3Beginner package: 5 lessons
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42 individual surfing lessons
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Meeting point
458 Motutara Rd, Waitakere, Muriwai 0881 Get directions

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  • 4 / 5

The beach is stunning. Great waves. Toliet facilities were ok

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