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Welcome to  
Te Puia Surf Co.

Unfortunatley you have reached us out of season, we begin our next season in December 2023!

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Te Puia Surf Co is about learning to surf in a fun and safe environment.
The idea of our lessons is not only to teach you the skills of surfing, but also educate you on the waves, the ocean, the rips & currents - basically everything about surfing that will help you understand and enjoy the sport and the water. We are out there in the water by your side keeping you safe, and giving you tips to help you improve.

We supply the very best learner specific boards and warm wetsuits to all our surfers. As you progress we can also supply more advanced boards for the intermediate surfer.

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What We Offer

"The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun".

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Beginner Group Lessons

$80 all ages (includes board and wetsuit hire)

These lessons are designed for those who are completely new to surfing. Group lessons offer 2 hours of step by step instruction from a qualified local surf coach with 30 minutes on the beach and 1.5 hours in the water. With 1-8 students per instructor in the group these lessons are a great way to begin your surfing journey and share the stoke of catching your first waves.

Private Lessons

$130 single $110 per person double (includes board and wetsuit hire).

These lessons are best for those who are wanting a more personalised surfing experience to suit their individual needs. Whether you are a beginner or intermedate surfer a 1on1 or 1on2 lesson with a qualified local instructor will help you fast track your surfing. During your 2 hour lesson you will be able to reassess your goals with your instructor and fine tune your technique.


Gear hire

Surfboard + wetsuit $40 2hours / Surfboard $30 2hours / Wetsuit $10 2hours

We have a selection of fibreglass boards for intermediate surfers, beginner soft boards and various wetsuits available for hire. Please visit us at the Domain Road Carpark, Hot Water Beach to check out what we have on offer.

Lessons are held daily around the low tides so you can make the most of your visit to Hot Water Beach and soak in the world famous hot springs. Booking is essential.

Meet Our Team

A team of locally born and bred ocean lovers!

Sean Butler, Surf Instructor/ Founder @ Te Puia Surf Co.

Sean Butler

Born and raised at Hot Water Beach Sean is as local as they come. For him being a surf instructor isn’t just about teaching people to surf it’s about the whole surfing experience, seeing peoples reaction as they discover a lifelong passion and sharing the thrill of catching your first waves. The ultimate bonus is that he gets to do this in the place he calls home.

Jay Piper-Healion

Jays another one born and bred in the Coromandel, Jays currently surfing at the highest level in our country competing against New Zealand's best. Jay loves to surf and loves sharing it with others.

Ana Keelty

Ana is born down south in Timaru but has been spending her last few years living here in the sunny coromandel. Ana is almost always in the ocean or on the beach and we're lucky to have her!

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What do I need to bring?

Please bring some drinking water, sunscreen and a towel. Wetsuit and board hire is included in the lesson price.
We don't have eftpos facilites at this stage so please bring cash for payment.

Do you teach complete beginners?

Absolutely! We offer group and private lessons to cater to all abilites and ages.

Where is Te Puia Surf Co?

We are a mobile surf school located on the grass reserve at the Domain Road car park, Hot Water Beach. Look for the black gazebo and the trailer with our colourful boards on it. We set up daily through out summer.We are busiest around the low tide times as this is the best time to learn to surf at Hot Water Beach. Check us out on the map below.


Book Now

Email or phone to book your surfing experience.

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