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Surf Camps in New Zealand

Take a trip with a few like-minded people, surf the best waves on offer, receive effective coaching and go home a better surfer.

As an adult, perhaps a late starter to surfing, you need a surf camp that is designed for your needs and level. Ideally it should be fun, yet comprehensive enough to get you some results. This is what UP Surf Camps in New Zealand and overseas are all about.

I’ve focussed almost exclusively on creating coaching methods to fast-track the progress of late starting beginners, intermediate level surfers and experienced yet stagnant surfers, for the past 5 years. I now have a lot of clarity on what you need to do to improve your surfing as efficiently as possible.

These surf camps all have a structure, but the vibe is relaxed and positive. You’ll enjoy hanging out and sharing stories with other surfers of a similar level and a coach that understands where you’re at.

Weekend Surf Camps:

You will set goals, identify weak links and receive a blueprint for fixing them. A range of locations around New Zealand and participants are grouped by level. Choose one of the surf camps below or learn about the coaching methods and what to expect here.


Surf Coaching Trips – New Zealand and Overseas:

Travel off the beaten track for a surf camp of a longer duration with high quality waves, ideal for your surfing abilities. Choose one of the options below or get an idea of what to expect here.


Will these surf camps by suitable for me?

Each surf camp or trip will have details about the level of surfer that it is designed for, ranging from level 2 to 4. So there are options for novices through to experienced surfers, however complete beginners will need to take the beginner surf course in Raglan and then put in some practice time before joining one of the Level 2 suitable surf camps or trips.

You can check your level here

Just been on Andrews’s surf camp in Raglan. I have to say right from the get go I was learning new and corrective techniques and even on day one of the camp the green shoots of these new learnings were starting to take hold. Not to mention the hospitality Andrew showed, organising accommodation, making sure everyone was catered for etc…
Two weeks after returning from the camp I feel like my surfing is really going somewhere. My main goal is to surf somewhere warm in board shorts leaving the wetsuit behind but I’ve always been hesitant in booking such a trip, always doubting my ability. The learnings from Andrew have obliterated those thoughts and I now have a pathway to good surfing in whatever situation I find myself in. Cheers Andrew.
Simon – Raglan Intermediate Surf Coaching Camp 2015

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