Muriwai Surf School is located on Auckland's beautiful West Coast only 35 minutes drive from the central city.
Our surf shed is a 1 minute walk from the beach.
We are a kiwi owned and operated family business that pride ourselves on our customer service.
We 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 not needing a lesson we have a fantastic range of surfboards and wetsuits which are available for short or long term hire.
“I had a great first lesson with them! They really teach you the tips to stand up on your board and don’t just stay on the beach and look at you. They promised you will stand up at the first lesson and everyone did! Thanks again. Must do in Muriwai!!”
“Excellent – people, location, fun. Went for a lesson, and I will definitely be back. School is located right on the beach, and they have plenty of equipment.”
“You are in NZ and want to learn Surfing ? Well you found the best place to do so. I took lessons at different surf schools in NZ, Muriwai Surf School was by far the best and most professional one. They have the biggest range of Surfboards I’ve seen in NZ. The Team is so amazing super nice and really good at explaining everything to you, even when your english is not that good. Believe me you will have lot’s and lot’s of fun and definitely stand up in your first lesson. The Coaches are really good giving you advice and pointers on how to get up better, and how to do turns. I can’t wait to get back there !!!!!”
“I booked a 3 lesson package and it was the best choice I’ve made. My instructor was brilliant, patient and very helpful. I managed to stand up in the first lesson and considering that I have had lessons in the UK and never managed to this was quite a victory.
Beautiful beach and relatively easy to travel to via public transport from Auckland. Highly recommended, it really is great.”
“A big group of us drove to rent out surfboards. They had loads of boards to choose from, they were really informative and took care of our every need. Really nice, friendly people, would definitely recommend!”
“I enjoyed my first blokarting session so much that I had to go back for another session today. Blokarting is just heaps of fun and especially exhilarating on a windy day when you’re tearing up and down the beach racing with your friends. I didn’t want to stop once I got the hang of it, though I did get stuck a few times in the sand on my first session. Martin and his staff were really friendly, cheerful and patient which was great. Highly recommended activity, especially on a breezy day!”
“First time surfing and found it to be such a great experience! Martin was an awesome instructor and I felt well prepared before entering the water. The two hours went by so quickly and I will definitely be back for more!”
“Was back home a few weeks ago and a friend asked me to go along for a lesson with her and I’m so glad she did! We had never surfed before so wasn’t too sure what to expect. The staff at the surf school are excellent, professional and extremly friendly. A very special thank you to Rowan who was our instructor who was very informative, patient and a great teacher! We both managed to stand up on the boards!thanks to him! His tips were great and all in all it was a great day. Look forward to going back in the future! Highly recommended.”
“I had few lessons with Adam and he’s just outstanding: extremely polite and patient, he encouraged me a lot and gave me feedback after every single wave. I highly recommend the school and the coaches.”
“This was my first surf lesson and I’m not even a beachy person but something I’ve always wanted to try! Friendly and quick communication from Bridget to book the surf lesson. They have a wide selection of boards and wet suits available for all shapes and sizes. Our instructor on the day was Matt, who is also a surf life saver (bonus). Matt was a patient and knowledgeable teacher, the lesson went for 2 hours and I highly recommend the Muriwai Surf School for adult and kids alike.”
Annie, New Zealand
“It was my first time surfing, and I’m so glad I ended up choosing Muriwai Surf School! Such friendly staff, and very knowledgeable about the sport. Basically everything you would look for when trying something out for the first time. It was really relaxed and I felt really encouraged by Martin, my instructor, to try bigger waves as I got more comfortable. You could really tell how passionate he is about surfing and the vibes really rub off on you! Hang loose at this surf school for sure, it’s awesome.”
“i went to the Muriwai Surf School for a first lesson with a friend to give an NZ experience and what a great choice! The staff are friendly with a great sense of humour and we learnt about more than just surfing with education about boards and wetsuits should we wish to buy our own kit after. Nick was our coach and he got everyone standing on the board very quickly during the lesson – an exhilarating thing!”
“We went there this Saturday morning for a group lesson. We had previously emailed the school and we received nice and swift reply. The place is very easy to find and honestly even if Muriwai is a bit further north than Piha, it is easier to get to Muriwai. The lesson was fun and professional, heaps of information about safety, waves, equipment and surfing. The 2 instructors are passionate and makes you feel at home. Once in the water we had so much fun. This is how people with a big Passion opens and run a business. We are coming back, for sure.”
“I have a really amazing time. Before I got there I was feeling really chicken but sucked it up and booked in a group lesson. When I arrived the Surf school has a really relaxed and welcoming vibe. Warm welcoming and honest service without all the surf brovado. They cover eveyrthing but present it in a way that is easy to remember and light. I felt very safe the entire lesson and was offered many tips to keep safe in the surf. I was really happy the whole lesson. I will definately do this again. If your a new surfer they are really safe, fun and supportive.”
“I had a weekend off from work and saw an ad from this school. The 7 hour trip to Muriwai was more than worth it. Even thought it was raining with no sign of it clearing up me and my mate headed down to the beach for one of the best things we’ve done in NZ. The amazing feeling of learning to surf and Martin our instructor being so patient and entertaining made the whole experience unreal. Will be back for sure cheers Marin :)”
“Blo karts were extreme! Martin gave us the basic instructions- then we were off! Never imagined they would go this fast, or I would enjoy it this much…. But now I can’t wait to go back! Recommend this to anyone!!”
“Was in NZ for business and needed some water time so e-mailed the surf school to see if they had any equipment for hire. Turns out they have a wide range of boards and wet suits for hire which is useful if you are travelling without your quiver. Arrived a day earlier than I advised in my email but the staff were helpful and found me a brand new epoxy tufflite longboard and rip curl wet suit, awesome! Service was super friendly, had a few laughs with the owners and caught some real nice waves. Thoroughly recommend to anyone requiring quality hire gear for those one off surfs when you can’t be bothered totting around your equipment.”
“I had my very first lesson in October last year, since then I’ve been there every week and taken a bunch of lessons and rented a board a couple of times and it just can’t be any better than this! I’ve developed my surfing so much thanks to the surf instructors. Everybody is super friendly and I just love hanging out with these guys! They offer the best lessons possible and tell you what you need to know and then you just have so much fun!
This is definitely the most awesome thing I’ve ever done!”
“I had a different surf school cancel a lesson and booked Muriwai surf school a few hours before the afternoon class. Although the other surf school said conditions were too extreme, we had excellent waves here and no issues. The school is personable and the staff was extremely friendly. I had one day to attend a surf lesson, and they came through even though I had a last minute booking. If I had to recommend surf school, this is it. The beach wasn’t crowded so there was plenty of space to learn and practice. I can’t wait to surf again, especially after such a great experience.”