Wellington School Holiday Surfing Program

Wellington Surf Lessons run 4 day courses for kids every school holidays, even in winter. All kids are provided with the right surfboard, wetsuit and placed in the right age group to get them having the most fun and learning quicker.

Aimed at kids of all levels of ability and fitness from 5 years old and upwards. From beginners to intermediates.

Who are these lessons for?
– Those that have never surfed before.
– Those kids that have had a few surfing lessons, attended some term and school holiday programs but are still learning.
– Those kids/ teens that are catching broken waves on their softboard but have yet to progress to a fibreglass board.

Wellington Surf Lessons Instructors will split the groups according to ability to ensure we have our brand new surfers in one group, and the slightly more experienced group with another.  Instructors are in the water during these lessons and assist with pushing participants onto the waves.

Generally, the Learn to Surf groups are split into age groups from 5 years to 8 years, 8 years to 11 years, 11 years to 14 years and 14 years to 17 years. 17 years and over surf in the adult classes. Friends and siblings aren’t split up if they don’t want to be.

Moving from a softboard to a fibreglass board is a big step, and can be quite challenging. So it’s always good to get some advice prior to taking that step. Your Wellington Surf Lessons Instructor will be able to let you know if your child/ teen needs to advance to the next level, if they should be trying out a fibreglass board and even assist with advice on which boards to purchase to progress further.

All equipment of softboards, rash vests and wetsuits are provided.

Please bring your towel and change of clothes.

Lesson times

Programs start in the week of the first and second week of term. If there is a cancellation of a lesson due to conditions being unsuitable, a make-up lesson will be scheduled in the final week of the term.
All beach lessons start at 16:00 and finish at 17:30.

To book

To book please email us at [email protected]

Terms and Conditions:

Lessons will still run in the rain. If conditions are not suitable on the day, you will receive a text advising of a location change to another beach or a cancellation altogether.

In the case of a cancellation, a make-up class will be scheduled for the final week of the term.

PLEASE NOTE: Make- up classes can be taken on other days within the same term only. Make-up classes are non-transferrable for other Wellington Surf School programs..