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4 Day Progressive Surf Camp in Whangamata, North Island

Surf N Stay New Zealand, 227 Beverley Terrace, Whangamata 3620, New Zealand

Advanced Surf Camp New Zealand

Intermediate difficulty
Maximum 6 participants
Breakfast included
Airport transfer available

This advanced surf package is perfect for anyone who is looking to fine tune their surfing skills. If you have already taken lessons and have adequate experience surfing on your own, this package is ideal for you. This includes paddling and catching waves unassisted. Surf N Stay's team of highly qualified, surfing New Zealand certified instructors, are here to help bring your surfing to the next level by coaching you to reach your personal goals.

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Mauro, Kat, Doug, & 1 More…
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  • 2 advanced surf lessons
  • Lessons taught by fully qualified instructors
  • Photo/video analysis and free unlimited board hire
  • Time to enjoy the surroundings
  • 3 nights dorm accommodation
  • Daily continental breakfast

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


4 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 6 participants
Airport transfer available:
Auckland Airport (US$62 per person)
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  • Barbeque facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot

The drifter room is a shared room consisting of four single beds, set as spacious bunks. Beds are sold separately, so that a solo person can choose a smaller ratio.

The Whangamata bar dorm consists of six single beds, set as spacious bunks. Beds are sold separately, so that a solo person can choose a cheap backpackers option. All rooms include fresh sheets, with a warm duvet blanket and pillow. You may upgrade the accommodation to private room if available for an extra of 10 USD per night.


If you are looking to improve key aspects of surfing like perfecting your paddling and pop ups, learning turns and cutbacks, generating and/or maintaining speed etc, then this package was made for you. Whangamata is an ideal beach to improve your surfing as it offers various wave types for you to progress on. Do you have your own board? Bring it along!

Your instructor will carry out a mixture of in-water coaching time, along with real time feedback on your strengths and weaknesses. This ensures you have time and guidance to correct any mistakes that could hinder your progress. Your coach will also focus on theory regarding currents, crowds, positioning in the line-up, manoeuvres and body mechanics analysis.

The team will also implement the use of photo and video analysis prior to your next lesson to visually work on technique and posture. Please take notice students must meet the following requirements to join this program:

  • Catch their own waves without help
  • Deal with currents and waves
  • Take off on a green wave


Mauro Dal Bosco

Kat Millar

Doug Kitchener


The town of Whangamata is sited on the southeast coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, in the North Island of New Zealand.

Nearby places

  • Auckland - 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Auckland Airport (AKL), 90 kilometers
  • Hamilton - 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Tairua beach, 20 kilometers
  • Tauranga - 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Thames, 30 kilometers
  • Waihi, 25 kilometers



  • Kayaking
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing


  • Board rental


Daily continental breakfast included! Made up of tea, coffee, toast, spreads, homemade muesli, yogurt, and fresh seasonal fruits! Non-dairy milk option available on request.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following drinks are included:

  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Coromandel surf tour

This day tour is a unique opportunity for travelers to explore the Coromandel Peninsula. You will visit some of the most iconic spots on the east coast, such as the Hot Water Beach, Sailors Grave, Tairua, and Whangamata.

The day will start with a 10:00 a.m. pick up at Hotties Beach Eatery in Hot Water Beach, where customers will board the van. You will head down south, looking for the best surfing spot of the day, driving through Sailors Grave, Tairua, and Whangamata.

Once you arrive at the chosen destination, you will head straight to the water and chase the great waves New Zealand has to offer. The Coromandel Peninsula is one of the top holiday destinations. It is famous for its incredible waves and stunning scenery around.

The certified surf instructors will get you going in no time with safe equipment and expertise. Surfing will be another incredible experience!

In the afternoon, there will be a delicious picnic on the beach, prepared by Hotties. If you have any energy left, you will explore the local town and engage on hidden tracks, known only by locals.

This five-hour trip costs 99 NZD per person, including transportation, two hours of surf lessons, equipment, English-speaking instructor, and picnic on the beach.

Donut Island full guided sunset paddle tour

Experience a full learning experience about one of the most exotic locations in the Coromandel Peninsula. The two-hour tour costs 70 NZD.

Private stand up paddling lesson

Get the feeling and understanding of the basic techniques to stand up paddle boarding correctly. Schedule a private lesson with a certified instructor on waves or flat water. The lesson is one hour long and costs 80 NZD.

Self guided kayak tour

The winter deal with sea kayaks, single or double, includes map explanation on where to go during your day of exploring. All islands can be seen from the beach. The first island is within a 15-minute paddling distance. Once there, you are free to dive, fish, go to the secluded beach at Clark, and find the secret caves and hidden beaches.

The set off is in front of Surf N Stay New Zealand. The trip costs 30 NZD per person, including map explanation, life jacket vests, full length wetsuits, and free rental time for you not to rush back.

Yoga sessions

There is no better way to finish up a day than with a yoga session to relax. By the beach, harbor, estuary or park, locations vary according to weather and number of yoginis. Book before you come for 17 NZD per session.

Spa treatments

Surf N Stay New Zealand provides one-hour massage sessions for 80 NZD, because there is no better way to finish a week or a day of work.

What's included

  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • 2 private surf lessons
  • Photo/video analysis
  • Healthy. homemade breakfast
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi

What's not included

  • Lunch and dinner
  • Travel costs
  • Unlimited board hire for $55

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Auckland Airport (AKL). Surf N Stay New Zealand will pick you up from Auckland Airport (AKL) and drop you off at the accommodation. The two-hour drive will cost you 73 NZD.

Arrival by bus

There are buses from Auckland Airport (AKL) to the two main towns neighboring Whangamata, namely Tairua and Waihi. Surf N Stay New Zealand provide a free pick up from these towns.

Airport: Auckland Airport Airport transfer available: Auckland Airport (US$62 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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Special discount

Returning customers are eligible for a special discount of 10% per person.

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