Surf Lessons in Mount Maunganui, NZ

If you have ever dreamed of learning to surf here is your opportunity.



Learn to surf in beautiful Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Enjoy fun, easy waves breaking on Mount Maunganui’s pristine beaches.

Hibiscus Surf School provides Surf Lessons and Equipment Hire for the enthusiastic beginner, intermediate and advanced surfers.  We also teach any age to surf, surfing is for everyone!

Surf lessons are taught by our friendly, experienced and qualified Surf Instructors.  They have great people skills and understanding – of both Human Nature and Mother Nature. Safety is paramount to us so we only take you out in waves that are appropriate to your confidence and level of surfing.

Whatever your age or surfing level we can help you learn to surf well.

At Hibiscus Surf School we take small group surf lessons so you still get the attention you need while learning the art of surfing waves. You will be provided with everything you need to learn to surf, just bring your sense of fun and enthusiasm.

Perhaps you wish to have a one on one customised Private Lesson.  Or you and your friend or child wish to take a mini – private lesson together.  You will  boost your confidence while sharing the fun and strengthening your relationships.  Enjoy the personal attention from our professional and exclusive surf instructors.

We also offer 2, 3 and 5 day Surf Packages for those wishing to take their surfing to the next level.

After every lesson you will receive a free 1 hour equipment hire to practice your new surfing skills.

Surfboard hire

The Hibiscus Surf Hire Hut is at the Main Beach in the Mount.  We have a large range of Surfboards, body boards, and stand-up paddle boards.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about your surfing or your equipment.

We love to share our passion for surfing and we promise it will be a day you will never forget.

Bookings for surf lessons are essential.

For enquires and bookings please contact us



18 Responses to Surf Lessons in Mount Maunganui, NZ

  1. Lauren Barbour says:


    I am looking to book a beginner surf lessons on Wednesday 26th Feb 2014 for my boyfriend. Is this possible to book from Scotland? Also I have had lessons before but I am still rubbish but is there a possibility to hire a board to mess about on if I decide to go in when we are there?

    Thanks in advance for your help,
    Lauren Barbour

    • Hibiscus Surf School says:

      Hi Lauren,

      Thanks for your message, we’re happy to teach your boyfriend to surf! Yes you can book from overseas. And yes you’re welcome to hire some gear, we’ll also give you a free surf safety refresher & tips before you head out. I’ll email you more details.



  2. carlos says:

    hey i am from wanganui and our geography class are comming to Mount Maunganui to study tourism, could you please tell me your hours and cost we will be travling there from the 8-11th of april? Do you guys still teach during April?

    • Hibiscus Surf School says:

      Hi there,

      Thanks for your message! Yes we’re open in April. I’ll send you and email with more details.

      Cheers 🙂


  3. cara says:

    Hi, do you hire bodyboards and surfboards as my partner and i have had a lesson we just want some practice? What are your opening hours on sat? Do you offer rash vests and wetsuits for hire? Thanks

    • Hibiscus Surf School says:

      Hi Cara,

      Yes, we have 30 surfboards, ranging from 6’6″ to 10’2″, including hard and soft top boards. We also hire bodyboards, full lenghth wetsuits and rash vests. Our opening hours are 9:30-5:30pm most days. The wave and weather forecasts look great for this weekend!

      Look for the RED surf trailer on Main Beach. See you then.

      Cheers 🙂


  4. Katrin Blumberg says:

    Hi! We will be in your area late Oct, early Nov. Can you tell us the costs for renting beginners boards for adults and kids please? Thanks, Kat

    • Hibiscus Surf School says:

      Hi Kat,

      Thanks for your message. We offer a full range of top of the line beginner and intermediate surfboards plus free safety information. Prices are $25 for 1 hour, $35 2 hours, $45 half day. Wetsuits are $10 for unlimited time. Cheers,


  5. Joel Deans says:

    me and my girfriend are travelling round New Zealand and will be in Mount Maunganui in early may, i was just wondering if you still do surf lessons around this time as its into the winter months

    chers, Joel

    • Hibiscus Surf School says:

      Hi Joel,

      Thanks for you message. Yes, we’re still open in May. It seems we’re having a nice late summer so I’m expecting the water temperature to be nice still. Are you interested in beginner lessons? Feel free to call or text me – 027 279 9687.

      Cheers 🙂

  6. Adrien Chammas says:

    Hello team,

    I’m in Tauranga for more than à couple of days and I was wondering if you still do surf lessons?

    Thank you!

    • Hibiscus Surf School says:

      Hi Adrien,

      Yes we are still doing lesson. At this stage, Friday is looking the best on the wave forecast. Will you be here Friday? Feel free to call or text me on 027 279 9687 with questions or to book.


  7. Nikita hill says:

    How Much is it to hire a surfboard

  8. emma says:

    Hello, i am hoping to book a private surf lesson with you for my dad, but he wants me to let you know that he has had a double knee replacement. Are you able to tailor the private lesson to suit him?

    • Hibiscus Surf School says:

      Hi Emma,

      Thanks for your comment. We would be happy to tailor a private lesson to your Dad’s specific needs. Good on him! I’ll send you an email with some more info.

      Merry Christmas


  9. Remily Middaugh says:


    I was wondering if there are surfing lessons available in July-August of 2017.

    • Hibiscus Surf School says:

      Hi Remily,

      Thanks for your message. Yes, we offer private lessons in July and August. Please feel free to call or text me on 027 279 9687 if you have questions or would like to book. Cheers! Rebecca

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