About your lesson

Our private surf lessons are a more exclusive experience with a private surf coach. Your coach will help you step up your surfing, hone your skills, or start with the basics. 

If you’ve already surfed a bit and you’re looking to take your surfing to the next level, maybe venture further out the back, or just after a more exclusive experience a private lesson is perfect for you. Our instructors tailor your lesson to suit your ability. We’ll get you progressing faster! We get to understand your unique needs so you get the most out of your experience!

You can pick between a private one-on-one lesson or a private one-on-two lesson which is a surf lesson but with a buddy! 

If your preferred time and date is not available when booking contact us and we will call you to arrange an alternative.

This lesson is suitable for

  • All levels, kids, beginners, intermediates, advanced intermediate Surfers

  • Anyone wanting a more private experience that can be catered to your needs.

What to bring

  • Swimwear (wetsuit is provided)
  • Towel
  • Dry Clothes
  • Sunscreen
Still have questions? See our FAQ’s or contact us

Private 1 on 1 Surf Lesson

$ 169 per person
  • Private one on one lesson
  • 90 minute lesson
  • Surfboard & wetsuit included

Private 1 on 2 Surf Lesson

$ 139 per person
  • Private one on two lesson
  • 90 minute lesson
  • Surfboard & wetsuit included


Amazing first time surfing in Raglan! I had great fun with Sarah, who is a very skilled instructor and knows how to share her passion for surfing. Thanks Sarah, I’ll put your advice to good use
- Jonathan Cohen
Took my first surf lesson here. Sarah was a fantastic instructor! Great hang but also got me up on a few waves!
– Jordon Brennan
Absolutely amazing folks at Raglan Surf School! Would recommend to anybody! My partner and I took a lesson and rented gear for the following day. The lesson was phenomenal, very simple instructions led to great success in the water!
– Alina Karam


We are Raglan locals and a 100% kiwi-owned business

When you surf with Raglan Surf School, you’re not only supporting a local family-run business; you’re also backing Maori business and the extended Raglan whanau. 

Ngā mihi! (thank you)


We do it for the love of surfing!

We love seeing the stoke of our students riding their first wave. The excitement and exhilaration you get from the ocean is one of a kind, and that’s why we love what we do, and why we come to work every day! 

We are all surfers, and want to share our love of the ocean and this truly magical sport with everyone we can.