the surf dojo:

Mangawhai and the surrounding area is blessed with a wide variety of Surfing Breaks all within striking distance from home. With it’s white sand and crystal clear Pacific Ocean, The Surf Dojo offers a range of local Surfing options to suit all abilities and requirements.

"What I love the most about surfing is that it's my first love. It's the first thing I can remember being consumed by." (Stephanie Gilmore. 3 X ASP World Champion)

After School Programme / Advanced Coaching

We offer a rigorous After School Programme that provides beginner right through to advanced surf coaching. 

Specifically created for surfers between 7-15yrs we offer weekly after-school and flexible coaching during School Terms (Term One / Term Four).  The programme combines not only surfing related skill development but also surf awareness in line with lifeguard training.

The After School Programme includes:
- Completion of Levels Surfing New Zealand “Wave Warriors”
- Expert oversight from qualified and highly skilled coaches
- Warm Up – Stretching and Fitness
- Photograph and Filming to provide advice on technique
- Equipment advice
- Competition focus – strategy

Students in the After School Programme are required to provide their own Equipment (Boards, wetsuits and hardware).  

For more details about this program email Program operates during Term One and Four each year. 
Registration is required for this and spaces are LIMITED to maintain water safety ratios and ensure the quality of the program.  

beginner / group lessons

Introduction to Surfing, Popping Up and Catching Waves - Maximum group size of 6 people.

We have the capability to deliver Small Group Surf Lessons in the wider Mangawhai area.
This season we have a new range of Gnarloo and Vision Soft Boards available for lessons.  Lessons are 2 hours long and cover all the basic elements of surfing required to get you out there in the surf and having fun!

$75 Adult / $50 Child ( 2 hour lesson - all equipment provided)
Private Surf Lesson - $120 ( 2 hour lesson - all equipment provided)

            * Maximum group size 6 people. 

For enquiries contact for more details and for bookings. Location of lesson will be dependent on surf conditions on the day. 



The Surf Dojo offers a Private Coaching service in Mangawhai. We offer one on one Beginner or Intermediate Surf Lessons, as well as ongoing Advanced Coaching. For Beginner and Intermediate Lessons group size is a maximum of 2 people. 

Our Advanced Coaching Program utilises still imagery/photographs and video footage to give feedback to surfers to enhance their overall experience and develop better technique.  Advanced Coaching focuses on athlete development with a focus on competition. Group size for Advanced Coaching dependent on clients requirements. 

For more details contact Tony / 021 907066 directly. 

the daily dojo fix - Summer School Holiday Programme

Come join The Surf Dojo for an awesome school holiday experience in Mangawhai Heads. The programme will be based in the Mangawhai area and operate on a daily or weekly basis depending on numbers during December and January.

The Daily Dojo Fix will include: Daily Surf Sessions, Adventures in Mangawhai including The Coastal Walk , Mangawhai Skate Park,  and Paddle Boarding. Not to mention some "rock slothing" and other rock associated fun. 

Limited numbers available. More information to come!


longboard clinics

Head Coach Tony Baker has been competing nationally and internationally on a Longboard since he turned 18 years old.  Over the coming summer he will be offering a number of full day

Longboard Clinics in conjunction with Roger Hall from Surfline Surfboards. These clinics will cover aspects including equipment and board choice, surfing techniques such as Nose Riding and Cross Stepping and will include film and photography. For more information get in contact with Tony directly.

paddle boarding

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is the fastest growing board sport in the world. And the Mangawhai Harbour is an ideal spot for you to find out what paddling a SUP is all about in a safe paddling environment,  The Surf Dojo has a small fleet of SUPs and can offer small group lessons and Harbour "Drift" Tours  * Maximum group size 4 people. 

Beginner SUP Lesson
 $40 Adult / $30 Child ( 1 hour lesson - all equipment provided)

 Private SUP Lesson
$60 ( 1 hour lesson - all equipment provided)

SUP Drift Tour ( Pub to the Club or vice versa)               
$55 Adult / $40 Child ( 2 hours - all equipment provided)

Our gear

    • 7 X Soft Surfboards (ranging in size 6ft-9ft)
      20 X Wetsuits
      4 X Stand Up Paddle Boards
      Surfline Surfboards – Demo Range (current Surfline Surfboards Team rider)

Contact Us:

TEL: 021 907 066