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About Saltwater Eco
Here at Saltwater Eco we pride ourselves on offering quality eco-focused products with purpose. Our unique Saltwater Offerings are designed to excite, energize and most importantly connect our clients to New Zealand’s incredible natural environments. Based on the beautiful Matakana Coast we offer a great range of surf and snorkel activities to suit all abilities.
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Overview
Surfing is a fantastic activity for all the family and once you’ve experienced the thrill of riding your very first wave you’ll be hooked!

Our awesome instructors will help you get to grips with those all-important surf basics:
Water and beach safety
How to use your surf equipment correctly
Paddling and Pop Up skills
Teaching you the most effective surfing technique to suit your ability and fitness.

We work hard to ensure you get the most out of your surf lesson!

Our surf lessons run daily from Omaha Beach and are organised around the tides; giving you the best possible conditions to surf in.

Surf lessons are run at a relaxed pace and include a pre-surf stretch warm up session, beach based training and lots of in water practice time.

We keep our group lessons small and instructor to surfer ratios conservative, which enables our dedicated instructors to provide plenty of in-water support and feedback.
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jodiec465 wrote a review Mar 2020
7 contributions
Such a great time thanks Saltwater Eco! My son had a personal lesson at Omaha beach with instructor Locke and he had a blast- Locke was awesome and helped my son get up on the board in no time. Beautiful white sand, clear water beach at Omaha to enjoy.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Saltwater E, Owner at Saltwater Eco
Responded Apr 18, 2020
Thanks for the lovely review Jodie!
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Marie wrote a review Feb 2020
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I joined the girls on curls lessons with Lydia. I learnt a lot, really enjoyed it and progressed in my surfing skills. Highly recommend, I was nervous at first but had such a great time, friendly atmosphere, very targeted instruction and good equipment. Can't wait to go back.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Saltwater E, Manager at Saltwater Eco
Responded Feb 22, 2020
So pleased you enjoyed! Thanks for the lovely review :)
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Beatrice and Jeremy wrote a review Feb 2020
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Clean and great beach for beginners. Locke was exceptionally patient with us beginners and we'd go back to Omaha just to surf with Saltwater Eco. If you're a first-time surfer, there's no need to be afraid when you're under Locke's guidance. Special mention must be reserved for Lydia, who was in touch with us all steps of the way, and updating us whenever there's a change in wave conditions. We're definitely going back.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Saltwater E, Manager at Saltwater Eco
Responded Feb 22, 2020
Thanks for the great review Beatrice, much appreciated :)
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ArunTheja wrote a review Feb 2020
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
It was a beautiful day, and our instructor was really amazing. Saw so many fish, and some huge snappers decided to take a swim with us. Great experience.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Saltwater E, Owner at Saltwater Eco
Responded Feb 2, 2020
Thanks for the great review Arun! We're so please you all had an awesome time :)
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KM NZL wrote a review Jan 2020
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Learning to surf solo could be intimidating but the Saltwater Eco team make it really fun and not scary at all! I've been to a few girls on curls events since I started surfing with them, and they have so much knowledge, and patience, and they make the whole experience super fun. I'd recommend them to everyone.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from SaltwaterEco, Owner at Saltwater Eco
Responded Jan 28, 2020
Thanks so much for the great review! It means so much as that's the exact environment we really wanted to create :)
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