If you want to make the most out of your stay in Gisborne or living in Gisborne you really must give surfing a try, at least once.  Learning to surf will change your life.  There is nothing on earth like the thrill and exhilaration that you will experience when riding your first wave.  And if you get hooked on this awesome sport then things will never be the same again.  Gisborne is home to some of the most pristine and easily accessible beaches in New Zealand, and a bunch of our breaks are now listed as protected surf breaks of national significance.

At the Blitz Surf Shop Surf School we provide learn to surf lessons for the complete beginner and improver lessons for those that want to improve on their current skills.    

Surfboards and wetsuits are all provided for your lessons and transport can be organised to and from lessons upon request (pick up/drop off does not apply to board and wetsuit hire, only to lessons).  We have a whole load of beaches readily available to us to make the most of the daily surf conditions.  The majority of the time in Gisborne there is somewhere that we can go and safely carry out surfing lessons.  We will only call off lessons if the surf is too big, too dangerous or if it is too small to propel a person standing on a surfboard towards the beach (i.e. dead flat).  Our team of experienced surf instructors will have you up and riding in no time in the safest and most fun way possible.


Group lessons (of 2 or more people,  6 maximum): $50 per person

 Private 1 on 1 lessons:  $75 (3 lesson concession $195)

 3 lesson concession for group lesson participants $130 and 5 lesson concession $200

After your lesson you will also be entitled to 2 hours of free equipment hire to use within the next couple of days at your discretion so that you can put what you have learnt to practice.  Plus if you decide to take up surfing and purchase a board and a wetsuit from Blitz Surf Shop you will have the cost of a lesson refunded off the price of your new equipment.

All ages and abilities welcome from 8 years and up.  If you have any special needs then please let us know in advance.

*surfing can be a dangerous sport and is considered an extreme sport.  We provide the safest environment and learning conditions that we are able to and will take all necessary precautions to make your time in the water with us as safe and fun as possible.  However, we are unable to completely eradicate all risks and hazards and therefore all participants in our lessons take part at their own risk.  It is completely unwise to take part in surfing if you are not at least a competent swimmer and you must follow instructions carefully.  It is at the individual instructor or Blitz Surf Shop management's discretion to cancel a lesson if conditions are deemed to be unsafe.