If you’d like a more focused approach we offer special surf lesson packages, which includes your own Personal Surf Trainer, Weekly Lessons plus we put together a complete custom Lesson Plan for you, so you can get your surfing to where it needs to be in quickest amount of time! – We will help you make the transition from soft-board to fibre-glass safely, teach you how to ride unbroken waves, do proper turns and even guide you on the exact board you should buy!

Please note one on one lessons are in high demand over summer, so we highly recommend students take at least x1 group class and have some practise by them selves before applying for this training. This will also ensure they have all the basics in place, so they can receive the full benefits of the personal trainer lessons.

Surfing has been scientifically proven to help offset the negative effects of stress, improve mental focus and is one of the best forms of exercise available and it’s free!!!


– Perfect your pop up so you can instantly jump to your feet for unbroken wave surfing
– Make a seamless transition from broken to unbroken / green wave surfing with expert guidance from our instructors
– Avoid the common mistakes and set backs most surfers face when learning to surf on their own
– Learn how to do proper bottom turns, cutbacks and floaters
– Learn at your own pace and have heaps of fun in the water
– Feel completely safe in the water surfing with your qualified instructor supporting you every step of the way
– Get a full body workout every time you surf and gain greater mental clarity.

Winter Training:
No need to worry about the winter cold! – We make it a pleasant experience for those wanting to train with us in the colder season by providing super high quality extra warm wetsuits, gloves, booties and head gear.
Note: All the equipment will be provided during the lessons free of charge!

Lesson Cost:
$150 per 2 hour session

Important: All students will need to book a minimum of x3 personal surf trainer sessions to receive this discount rate of $150 per session, otherwise please see our single private surf lessons, which are $199 per 2 hour session.

“If you are looking to improving your surfing, I highly recommend the personal trainer sessions! They have have made all the difference in my ability to be able to ride unbroken waves and do proper turns!”

Matt Pankhurst (Local Surfer)

Call us on 0211764073 to book a free consultation or email us at [email protected]

Personal Surf Trainers:

Stuart Clarke (SNZ Approved Instructor with over 25 Years Experience)
Beginner to Advanced Level Training
Stuart is the manager and founder of Wellington Surf Lessons. He is a Surfing NZ (SNZ) approved instructor and has taken courses which are accredited by the International Surfing Association (ISA) and recognised throughout the world. He has a Community Surfing Instructors Lifesaving Award and a certificate in First Aid. He has trained as a surf instructor with Peter Geers (Epic Surf School) and Lee Ryan (Surfing New Zealand) and has experience working as a surfing instructor for the local surf store, Real Surf. Stuart has been surfing for over 25 years and has loads of local knowledge, experience and patience, which has developed from many years of work in both music education and as a local surfer. He has a genuine passion for teaching his clients how to surf and providing them with a fun and memorable surfing experience.

Below are some pics of Stuart surfing his local break

Lisa Faherty (Life Guard & Surfer)
Beginner to Intermediate Level Training / Surf Life Coaching Program

Lisa is a trained life guard and photographer from Ireland, who has plenty of surf coaching experience to her credit. Lisa is originally from the Aran Islands in Ireland, which has some of the worlds top big wave surf breaks. She is also a member of the Lyall Bay Surf Life Saving Club and is completely dedicated to helping her students have the safest and best surfing experience possible. She offers some great surfing tips and has a high success rate of teaching people to stand in their first lesson and is particuarly good at working with kids and other female surfers. She is also trained in photography and is very skilled at catching great surfing pictures of her students on GoPro during the lessons. When Lisa is not coaching surfing she works as a qualified Life Coach and is part of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), she also teaches mindfulness classes in the corporate sector, as well as in schools with young kids.

She also offers a special Surf Life Coaching Program Click Here for more info.


“Both of our children have been doing surf lessons with Lisa for the past couple of months. Their progress has been amazing. We couldn’t be happier. Lisa is a fantastic coach who connects so easily with our kids. They absolutely love her. She has fostered a love of surfing in our children that will last them a lifetime. We are truly blessed to have found her and this wonderful school”

Mark Dreaneen

Call us on 0211764073 to book a free consultation! – Limited availability so advance bookings are recommended!