School Holidays Free learn to surf Program on again.


The School Hols breakaway MSD funded free learn to surf program is on again for the April School holidays. To qualify for this free program you must be between 11 and 17 years old and reside in the Whangarei district, to apply parents / carers will need to fill out a registration form please contact Tutukaka Surf and we can email you the form or you can pick one up from our beach shop in Tutukaka. The sessions are for 4 hours but there will be breaks and beach activites as well as spending as much time as possible in the surf. All surf equipment will be provided, surfboard, wetsuit and sunblock. Participants should bring their swimmers, towel ,food, drink and warm clothes.   

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Break Away school holiday Program

Summer time on the Tutukaka Coast and we're into our Schools holidays program. The Government funded Break Away program is on again but the rules have become more strict. To qualify for the free lessons the kids n must be Whangarei district resident between 11 and 17 years, a form must be filled out by the parent/ carer in detail and returned to us either by email, to the Shop or at the beach on the day. to register and get your form contact us soon.If you don't qualify for the free program its $25 / day for under 11year olds and $35 / day for the 11 to 17 year olds.The dates are 19th - 23rd Dec , 9th -13th,16th - 20th, 23rd - 27th January 2017.

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Sept/Oct Holiday program

Alright people

After a bit of interest. Tutukaka Surf Will be running a little program during the October school holidays. Starting from Tuesday the 27th though to the 29th. To register call the shop on 09 4344135 between 10am-5pm or email with the students full name, age and contact phone number. All equipment will be provided. $35per head per day or $90 for all 3 days. All ages welcome


Happy Surfing


Simon Egginton

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Tutukaka Winter Festival wraps up for another year.

With the last few weekends being busy with all sorts of events from ping pong to the raft races in Definitely and some of the biggest names in New Zealand surfing coming up for the opening event the 35th Polar Bear Classic. The Boutique beer festival finished it up. Definitely one of the best nights out in Tutukaka. Great bands, Delicious food and of course the best beers in New Zealand under one tent. Here's to next years Winter Festival. #twf2017 


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Battle Of the Harbour 2016

Hi Paddlers


It's on again The 4th Battle of the Harbour Race

On Saturday the 20th of August at 9am. Tutukaka Surf will be running two races on the day. One short course and one longer and if there's enough interest on the day we will do a sprint race again. As for the course of the race I'll put my purposed course up in the next week. As I think I'll change it from prevoius years. There will plenty of Spot prizes up for grabs. Entry for the days events is $20. Which can be paid on the day. To register before the day email me at or text me on 021 227 0072.




Simon Egginton

(Event Organiser)

Tutukaka Surf Northland,NZ


Tutukaka Surf Beach Shop

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35th Polar Bear Surf Classic

Hello Fellow Surfers & Surfettes,

It's every Local surfers favourite time of year again. So grab your Beanie's & Boards of choice along with your 4/3 Wettie if your soft like me. As the North Coast Boardriders look to run another successful Polar Surf Classic 2016. Thanks to our sponsors Tutukaka Surf, Schnappa Rock Restaurant & Bar & Hauraki Amped 93.2. With the winner of the open taking away $1000 kindly donated once again by the Major sponsor Mammoth Insulation. There will be plenty of Great Prizes up for grabs. The NCB looks forward to chilling out at Sandy Bay once again. Catching up with good friends and watching some Hot surfing over the first weekend of August. Fingers Crossed we get some pumping waves again like last year.


Contact Simon at to get your entry form


Happy Surfing

 Simon Egginton

(Club Captain) North Coast Boardriders




Tutukaka Coast Winter Festival


Tutukaka Surf Northland,NZ


Tutukaka Surf Beach Shop


Carve New Zealand

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Winter Surf Sessions Starting on the 11th of July

Hi Guys & Girls

We have a little bit of interest in the shop about winter lessons so if you or your kids are interested in surfing these July Holidays. Tutukaka Surf will run a 3 day program from Monday the 11th of July. Each session will start at 9.30am and go through till around midday. The cost per head is $35. All equipment is included eg : Soft learner boards and full wetsuits.


This event will only go on if there is 6 or more students per day. So please register your interest ASAP by calling the shop on (09) 43 44135 or Simon on 021 227 0072


Or email simon at

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Water temps dropping


We've certainly loved the great water temperatures over this summer, 22 degrees most of the time , makes it very pleasant to surf in boardies or spring suit. but just noticed the latest temperature has dropped to around 20 , still good, but a sign winter conditions aren't far away and those cool southerly winds make it a bit more uncomfortable.

A good wetsuit is worth investing and the quality of the latest suits make it easier to stay warm longer. Sealed seams , quick drying Celiant fibre lining, and very flexible neoprene certainly makes the difference. contact us at the shop if you need to know more we have a good range and we'll trade in your old suit on a brand new state-of-the-art Xcel wetsuit

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Huge summer for the Tutukaka Surf Experience


Record numbers came through the surf school over summer. Seems like every one and their dog learnt to surf, and still lots more summer to come. Water is warm and there's less crowds at the beach, there's lots of surf so come along and give it a go. At the shop we've got gorgeous items on sale and we have a few ex hire Stand up Paddle boards for sale. Give us a call if you're interested.

We always get great feed back on our lessons here's an example:

Kia ora Simon, A very late email to say THANK YOU to you and your team of surfing instructors.

The program you guys delivered for my kids to surf was great you couldn't have done it better. Really impressed as a mum watching the guidelines and safety rules put in and having my kids pay attention and know what all your little signals were. They had so much fun and a real sense of achievement for them to.
Anyways a big big thank you from us, and yes please to next holiday program you put on, very affordable for all family's.



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School Holidays program

Tutukaka Surf will be running school Hols surf programs again this summer. The first is the 3 days before xmas price is $35/ day or $90 for 3 days.

In January we have our Govt funded program which is free for kids between the ages of 11 and 17. the sessions are January 4th - 8th, 11th - 15th, 18th - 22nd. there is a morning session 9:30am to 12 noon. Afternoons are from 1pm - 3.30pm. You will have to phone and make your booking and your kids will have to be delivered and picked up from Sandy Bay.

If you have younger ones , under 11 , they can join the mini groms sessions same time as he older kids but you'll have to pay $20/day.

Call between 9am and 5pm 4344135


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Get in touch

We'd love to hear from you. Contact Simon on 021 227 0072 or call the beach shop on (09) 43 44135 email him at and he'll be happy to answer any questions.