Surf lessons are by appointment. We meet near the corner of Stoke St and Esplanade, Sumner, Christchurch. Look for Aaron and the ‘Learn to Surf’ trailer with the yellow surfboard on the roof parked opposite 56 Esplanade, Sumner.
There is only one main route to Matuku-takotako / Sumner from Ōtautahi / Christchurch and is well sign posted. If traveling by bus take the No. 3 Bus to Sumner, get off at the Stoke St stop in Sumner and walk 200 metres to the beach. Look for Aaron and the ‘Learn to Surf’ vehicle.
Matuku-takotako / Sumner is a sleepy seaside suburb of Ōtautahi / Christchurch, Te Waipounamu / the South Islands largest city (Popn. approx. 380,000). Sumner is just twenty minutes drive from the centre of town and is serviced by public transport.(No. 3 Bus). Sumner offers accommodation for all budgets. There are several good bars, cafes, and restaurants. There is also a supermarket, post office, and movie theatre.
We were severely affected by the earthquakes in 2010/2011 but we have recovered strongly. The beach area was unaffected.
For Sumner info check out sumnervillage.co.nz
Our New Brighton location is currently not operating but we hope to have a presence in Brighton again soon.
Most lessons occur at Scarborough Beach, Sumners main beach. The waves are gentle rolling surf ideally suited to beginners, longboarding and SUP surfing. If conditions are not suitable at Scarborough then we have the option of moving to either Sumner Beach or Taylors Mistake Bay. Taylors Mistake Bay is Christchurch’s’ best surf beach, providing steep powerful waves for Intermediate to Advanced Surfers.