the community:

Mangawhai is a small seaside town with e BIG HEART. Here at The Surf Dojo we are all about sharing the love, so heres a bunch of local businesses and organisations we think are pretty choice!


This place is one of the cornerstones of our community and has bred Watermen and Women since it started in the 1960's. Home of the Jackman Waterman Classic and Lifeguard Longboard Nationals. 


Web cam, surf report and conditions, tides and outlook.


The Iconic MT with its famous hospitality and prime location nestled next to the Mangawhai Harbour makes it a MUST SEE in Mangawhai. Live Music, Good Food and Good times! The New Owners have revamped the place and not only is the Kitchen turning out 5 star food, there is regular live entertainment. Thats not to mention the BIG BANDS of Summer. 


The Original Surf Shop in Mangawhai, drop by and see Dave and his super friendly and helpful team and get your next bag of Surf Kit on. Stockists of only the finest in Surf and Street Wear plus Boards and Surf Accessories. As the logo says, There is only one!

harvest BLUE

One of my favourite hang outs for a Saturday morning breaky mission. Top Notch Eggs Benny and Coffee, and Vanessa and the team are EPIC hosts. Highly recommend the Berry Smoothie, it's all time!

surfline surfboards

Roger Hall has been making surfboards in Ruakaka since day dot (thats over 40 years worth of shaping) and is world renowned for his wide range of surf craft.  Roger has built up a solid team of experienced craftsmen at his Kepa Road Surfboard Factory, and is continually in the pursuit of excellence when it comes to surfboard design. Whether you want to order a new custom or check out his range of demos, Roger Hall is your man. Support Your Local Surfboard Shaper.


Amazing little local design and printing business run by Ali Robinson. You might have seen Ali's amazing prints at the Mangawhai Village Markets. Backed up by their little surfing tribe of groms, Threadbox should be your next stop for any design, branding or print job. The Surf Dojo logo was designed by Threadbox and all of our tees and gear are sourced and printed by the team. Top quality products and services based right here in Mangawhai. 

heads fm radio station

Mangawhai's LOCAL Radio Station. Headed up by long time resident, surfer and broadcasting legend Mark Perry, Heads FM is your one stop shop for all community notices and of course great tunes. 


Great little Blog site hosted by the infamous Mike Cunningham.  The Cove Fish Fry is an annual event which brings together like minded surfers, shapers and enthusiasts to Waipu Cove to share design concepts and yarns. Mike C takes a  great photo and this site is a living documentation of his Cove Fish Fry journey. Well worth a visit!

northland surfing association

The Northland Surfing Association is the home of Northland Surfing. Formed in 2014 its focus is on developing surfing across the region. Surf Dojo Head Coach is a founding member of the NSA and is currently an Executive Member, as well as being a Selector and Team Manager for the Northland Surfing Team. Choice!


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