Wellington is a place of divine restaurants, eclectic little bars, interesting galleries and all sorts of other diversions. It’s also not a bad place to go surfing either. If you fancy giving surfing a go whilst you’re there, check out our top four surf school picks.
Epic is Wellington’s premier mobile surf school, based out of Otaki Beach. The great thing about this school being mobile is that, especially for people travelling or backpackers, they will come and collect you from your accommodation before taking you to whichever break has the best swell at that time. Primary locations include Lyall Bay, Otaki Beach, Titahi Bay or Castle Point. To give you that added sense of security, all the instructors at Epic are also trained, qualified lifeguards so, in the unlikely event of someone getting into a sticky situation, the whole group is in the best possible hands. All lessons include a wet-suit and surfboard, so the fact that you get picked up and dropped off make these guys, perhaps, the most convenient way to learn how to surf if you don’t have your own transport.
Wellington Surf Lessons is a small school run by a group of professional surf instructors who provide fun and enjoyable lessons for both beginner and advanced level students. Any day that the surf is up is a day that prospective students can sign up with Wellington Surf Lessons to head out and learn how to improve their surf game. With the packages deal on offer at WSL you will not only get to surf some awesome waves but you can sign up to receive a tour of the beautiful Wellington coast line, a visit to the Wellington Seal Colony, secret views and after surf social event / barbecue. As with most of the companies in NZ you are able to pick between group of private lessons, although private will cost you a little bit more.