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About Learn to Surf
Learn to Surf in Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand. Your instructor Aaron Lock is one of New Zealand's most experienced Surfing and Bodyboarding instructors. We offer lessons and coaching to all abilities of surfer and bodyboarder from Beginner to Advanced / Elite riders. The basic Learn to Surf package is a two hour lesson designed to teach you the fundamentals of wave riding in the shortest time so you can spend less time 'kooking' it and more time 'ripping'.Most lessons are held at Scarborough Beach in Sumner . Scarborough provides a gentle peeling waves ideal for beginner and malibu riders.
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Ben wrote a review Mar 2019
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We have never surfed before and have booked private lessons on Learn to surf. Our instructor Tobe could not have done his job better! we had a lot of fun and could ride the first waves after the first 2 hours. next time we are in christchurch we will definitely make a stop at the guys from learn to surf.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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blake Scott wrote a review Mar 2019
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best surf instructors on the planet have to go there when you visit Christchurch one in a lifetime experience at the greatest beach sumner
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Glenda M wrote a review Jan 2019
Kaikoura, New Zealand24 contributions11 helpful votes
My 12 year old son has had lessons in NZ, Australia and Hawaii. According to him Learn to Surf is the best of the best. One of the main differences is they teach you about the water. Thankfully my son was already aware of this but even with 4 lessons he was asked what he saw going on in the water and I saw this with every group. His instructor Eliza was friendly and extremely helpful. We would recommend to anyone wanting to get in the water. Thanks to you all.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from locky75, Owner at Learn to Surf
Responded Jan 31, 2019
Awesome thanks for your feedback and great review ,Yes we feel that learning about the ocean and how to read the waves is just as important as surf technique, we're always learning and the waves are always changing, thats one of the reasons surfing is so fun. Hope to see him out shredding the waves again soon. P.S. His instructors name was Alethea (Leathie for short)
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MegHeb22 wrote a review Sep 2018
Whistler, Canada3 contributions
I would highly recommend booking a lesson with Aaron and the Learn to Surf team. Unfortunately I can not remember our surf instructors name but she was great! Really positive and very informative. It was so east to set up the lesson with Aaron out of season (being winter/spring) Aaron was very quick to reply and helpful when suggesting the best time for us to surf.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Jamison D wrote a review Apr 2017
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This was my first time ever attempting to surf and a receive lesson. The instructor was very helpful and professional! Learned a lot about basics and was able to get a feel for them! At the end of the lesson I was impressed with my abilities after a short amount of time! I'm overall very pleased and would suggest to everyone!
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Date of experience: April 2017
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