A two day surfing course for beginners. 

Learn to surf alongside a group of people looking to fast-track their surfing progression in this structured two day course.

Over the weekend course you'll be taken through our unique progression pathway, learning everything you need to know to progress quickly & safely.

All taught by our world class instructors. 


  • 4 In-water surf sessions. 
  • 4 In depth theory breakdown sessions. 
  • 3 Video analysis sessions.
  • Free online course curriculum.
  •  Weekend video footage to take home with you.
  • *Equipment included (only at certain locations).


You are a beginner surfer if:

  • You've never surfed before.
  • Only surfed a handful of times.
  • You surf exclusively in the whitewater.
  • Struggle to get to your feet consistently.
  • Need assistance to master the basics: Paddling, Popping to your feet, etc.


We follow the Surfing Made Simple curriculum which has been designed for the beginner in mind. 

We start things off with the absolute basics, incrementally building on that knowledge step by step as we go.

With each step building on the last, by the end of the weekend you'll have all the skills you need to surf successfully, with a solid foundation from which to improve. 

Skills you'll have with you for life.

Over the weekend you'll learn all the vital skills and techniques to:

  • How to select and catch waves unassisted in the white water.
  • How to stall and accelerate the board.
  • Master the 'Aussie Pop Up' method.
  • The proper stance which will allow you to perform turns and progress onto catching unbroken waves.
  • Turning left and right in the white water.
  • Learn the four techniques to navigate through the waves.
  • How to paddle with more propulsion and less resistance. 
  • Understand etiquette and know how to confidently and safely deal with any situation which may present itself to you.
  • And much more.


  • 8am Meet & greet, straight into morning theory session.
  • 9:30am Hit the water for practical implementation of the mornings theory session.
  • 11:00am: Surf video analysis: Video breakdown of the morning surf session.
  • 12pm Lunch.
  • 1pm Theory session.
  • 1:30pm Hit the water for practical implementation of the mornings theory session.
  •  2:30pm Surf video analysis: Video breakdown of the afternoon surf session.
  •  3:30pm Wrap up & home time.  

We generally stick very close to this structure, however on occasion we may alter things to best serve the group.


This course is run at the following locations:

  • MOUNT MAUNGANUI - This is our primary destination where we aim to run for the duration. Occasionally we may need to relocate for better conditions that are more suitable, which could be within a 2hr radius. 


We aim to run the whole weekend at our default location in Mount Maunganui, however occasionally we may need to relocate to ensure we get the best conditions. 

Therefore, it's important to have access to your own transport incase the venue needs to be moved.


If you've got your own gear, by all means bring that along, or if you'd rather use ours we have a tonne of wetsuits and surfboards you can use free of charge for the duration of the weekend. 


21 Days notice is required to cancel your booking.

Upon cancellation you have the option to either receive a refund minus 30% administration/setup costs, or you can opt for a 100% credit note to be used towards the same booked service at the next available dates offered with the House of Surf.

Less than 14 days notice no refund and full credit issued less 40% administration costs.

Less than 7 days notice, no refund or credit is available.



Nicole Storm

I did their 5 weeks beginner course in December/January 2023. It was awesome! My main goal with the classes were to build my confidence in the water and feel comfortable to go out surfing by myself. I definitely got that and so much more! Im not going out on my own and feel like I can progress my own surf!
Thanks heaps!

Bonnie Hu

Did the 2 day bootcamp as a total beginner. They've covered so much good info during the course and I learnt a lot. The vibe was awesome between all the girls and we feel so welcomed into the surf community. Super rad! Can't wait to go out and start practicing and will definitely be back for more coaching with these guys in the future! 🤙🏼

Sheryl Morris

This small group beginners surf course was everything I hoped it would be! I highly recommend Loz and Rowan. The info, discussions and hands on sessions were full on but awesome. With the other group members I laughed, learned so much, grew in confidence, wiped out heaps and even caught a rip out to the scarily/ excitingly slightly bigger swells!
Thanks so much guys. Look forward to another course with you next year!

Liz Stanaway

Went to House of Surf weekend this last weekend and had a blast. The surf was challenging for the organisers, but the ensured that we had surf. The whole thing was just brilliant. Highly recommend.

Dance Caneva

The course is super well structured! Rowan is amazing, his coaching and energy are awesome and really motivating! He was able to spot our individual weaknesses and challenged us in a tailored way based on our individual progress. Highly highly recommend and I will definitely come back for the next level courses when ready!

Tiffany Te Moananui

Epic experience at the Beginners Weekend Course. Walked in as a total novice and left feeling confident, inspired and motivated to get out there and catch some waves. Structured and insightful course, awesome instructors. So much fun!!

Stephanie Reiber

Awesome weekend of skilful instruction and surfing- great teachers, very encouraging and motivating. Will definitely sign up for another weekend

Naomi Wheeler

The rain fell and the wind blew and I was pretty scared to participate in this weekend booster course. Unconfident with my surfing ability at the age of 64 (but keen to have a go), Rowan and Loz were so encouraging, supportive, positive ++ and nurturing that, along with the loveliest small group of women, I felt the fear, got out in those waves and even got to pop up! The course is well-structured, the video feedback invaluable but most of all I felt supported each step of the way. I cannot recommend this course highly enough to any woman wishing to start her surfing journey, to gain confidence in the surf and in herself.

Carla Freeman

What an amazing way to spend a weekend connecting with like-minded people in Tauranga's waves! Rowan and Loz provided gentle and structured guidance throughout, with a good balance of time in and out of the water. I couldn't recommend the course highly enough!


2 DAYS / 8AM - 4PM



This course runs with a maximum of 12 students. 


The minimum age to participate in this course is 18. Courses run at multiple locations at different dates, please check calendar for preferred location.