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Best time ever!

Had never surfed before in my life, but with great instructions from the most excellent and patient... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2019
pakaskaka
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Gnesta, Sweden
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Great first surf lesson

We'd never thought that surfing maks so fun. It was our first time ever and we do it defenitly... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2018
Urs B
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Reviewed February 16, 2018

Jake was a terrific instructor. Patient with this beginner and very knowledgeable. Got exactly what I wanted out of the lesson--an intro to this beautiful sport.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Dillon B
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Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Surf Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2018

Thanks for the review Dillon, so glad you enjoyed your surf safari!

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Reviewed January 28, 2018

This was one of the top highlights of our 3 week family trip to NZ! We just happened to see the van and called the number on the side, and the next day, Greville picked the 5 of us up in town - my wife and three kids - ages 16, 14, and 12 - and took us to a great beach with clear water and waist high peeling waves to enjoy all to ourselves - only the green hillsides and sheep to see on the sides of the cove. We've all surfed some before, but this was one of our best sessions ever, because we just traded waves and were laughing and having a blast - you can't get empty lineups much back in CA. Greville brought the wetsuits and foam boards - perfect for long boarding these easy waves. He was just a super fun person - just a happy personality, clearly loved surfing and loved seeing us having so much fun. He spent most of the time with our camera taking pictures for us, and he was more than happy to do it. Then he joined us in the lineup to ride waves. If you are lucky enough to do this, it will definitely be a highlight of your trip!!

Date of experience: January 2018
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Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Surf Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2018

Thanks so much for the review, we are so happy you enjoyed coming on a surf safari with us! It is impossible to find these spots if you are a tourist with out a guide so we are delighted you enjoyed sharing our secrets!

All the best!

Greville & Allie

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Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

It was my second time surfing and our instructor Jake took us to a perfect beach for beginners. He explained everything really well (way better than my first lesson at home) and managed to get me standing quite a few times. His enthusiasm was very contagious and I can't wait to go surfing again. Highly recommended!

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Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Surf Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2018

Thanks so much for the review! We are so happy you enjoyed your safari, our instructors only take out small groups so that they have alot of time for teaching and assisting in the water and on land!

Safe travels!

Allie & Greville

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Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

As an experienced snowboarder I wanted to try Surfing for a while now. It was great!

The equipment is all new, the drive there was beautiful. I would do this again, even on a rainy day:)

Great and enthusiastic instructor got us standing on the board already in the first lessonChallanging as surfing is, we had a great time!

Thanks Jake! Awsome dude wish I could stay longer and do it again!

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Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Surf Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2018

Thanks so much for the review! So glad you enjoyed discovered one of the hidden gems they dont tell the tourists about! The beaches around here are just stunning. Glad you had a great surf safari!

Allie & Greville

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Reviewed April 25, 2017

You are never too old to learn to surf was so true for us when we booked a trip to learn to surf with Akaroa Surf Safari's at a lovely beach close to Akaroa township.
Our instructor's couldn't have been more helpful and had us geared up and in the water in no time after a thorough and detailed lesson on the sand first. It's the perfect activity to do no matter what the weather is like and we had so much fun trying to learn some surfing skills. We recommend any age group to have a go at this surfing adventure with the experienced and patient instructors.

Date of experience: April 2017
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