Only 60 minutes from Auckland’s CBD, Te Arai is a small town on the East Coast of New Zealand’s North Island and is our home break for surf lessons.
Whilst only a small town, there’s certainly no shortage of things to do in the area; coastal walks (we recommend Mangawhai Cliff Walk), paddle-boarding, snorkelling, golf courses, vineyards, scenic picnic spots, the Matakana Markets, cafes, restaurants and most importantly – surf breaks.
With the best surfing for all abilities that the area has to offer being found in Te Arai, it’s no surprise that people flock here each year. Whether you want to try your hand at surfing for the first time, or waiting for a bigger swell – Te Arai is a swell magnet, meaning year-round, consistent, fun waves for everyone.
You’ll feel like you’re a lifetime away from the hustle and bustle of Auckland, yet you don’t even have to travel too far.