PIHA SURF SCHOOL WILL TEACH YOU TO SURF, BETTER, FASTER, SAFER LESSONS ARE RUN DAILY FOR INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS. GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE Piha Beach is the safest beach on
Auckland's west coast and has great waves for learning to surf in an area free of rips or currents. Our instructors are internationally
qualified, lifeguard trained and have achieved to the highest level in NZ competitive surfing. With unique techniques they will help you catch
more waves and stand up more often so that you have more fun during your lesson.
We are a 'quality rather than quantity' surf school.We have smaller classes so that you improve faster.
The final event of the World Championship Tour is underway in Hawaii.
The high tides on Saturday will be at 8.20am and 9pm. On Sunday at 9.10am.We have a great weekend of surfing ahead with both morning
and sunset high tides and light offshore to onshore winds. The best time for beginner and intermediate surfers will be from dawn until 10am and then
from 6pm to dark both days. Advanced surfers will have great surf on all tides and will have some fun sand banks all along North Piha Beach
Tip:Learn how to control your surfboard so that you can keep yourself and other surfers on busy days, safe at all times. Speak to your Piha Surf
School instructor for more info.
Surf Lessons for all abilities.
Piha Surf School can structure lessons around the student's ability using years of experience with the local conditions.
Learning to surf can be one of the most natural and exhilerating activities. When you book a lesson at Piha Surf School, your instuctor will quiz you
on what experience you have and what you would like to get out of the lesson. Your instructor will then take you to the part of the beach that
best suits your ability.
Lion Rock Boardriders Club.
5, 6 and 7 year old children being shown the best place to surf by a Piha Surf School instructor.
Lion Rock Boardriders Club run events and contests for surfers of all ages. There is a contest series throughout summer for surfers from 5
years old to 20 years old. Lion Rock Boardriders Club members are also the current holders of the New Zealand Over 60's, Over 50's and Women's Over
30's titles. Piha Surf School helps train many of the children from Lion Rock Boardriders whether they surf competitively or recreationally. For
more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Piha Surf Forecast - This Weekend (7th / 9th December).
20 year old Hawaiian, Ezekiel Lau wins the 2nd event of the Hawaiian Triple Crown of Surfing.
High tide this Saturday will be at 1.50pm and on Sunday at 2.45pm.On Saturday there is the chance for small offshore winds first
thing in the morning before the wind turns onshore and the swell increases through the weekend. For beginner surfers the best time will be from 9am
through until 3.30pm both days. For advanced and intermediate surfers, Saturday will be the better of the two days this weekend.Tip:Ask your
Piha Surf School instructor which part of the beach will be safest and give you the best results for your ability.
Piha Surf Forecast
Michel Bourez (Tahiti), winning the first contest in the Hawaiian Triple Crown with perfect technique in his bottom turns.
High Tides: Saturday 30th November 8.15am and 8.45pm. Sunday 1st December 9.05am and 9.30pm
Saturday has a small swell running so it will not be so suited for advanced surfers. For intermediate and beginner surfers the best time
to surf will be from dawn until 10am and from 5pm onwards. The swell increases throughout Sunday so the best time to surf for advanced surfers
will be early Sunday morning when they should find some fun waves in the centre of Piha Beach. Tip: When you turn towards the beach to paddle for
a wave, keep checking the wave over your shoulder to be sure you are still in the best take off spot.
Piha Beach - New Zealand.
Piha Surf School run lessons for all ages and abilities.
Piha Beach is the safest beach on Auckland's west coast. Piha Beach has a number of surf breaks and areas that provide great surf for
beginners through to advanced surfers. The northerly aspect of the beach provides better conditions and cleaner waves faces more often than
other west coast beaches. The consistency of the Tasman Sea ensures there is always swell for beginners to learn to surf.
Surfing Forecast - Piha Beach, New Zealand. (Weekend - 23rd/24th November 2013)
Piha Surf School instructor getting in the barrel in Hawaii.
High tide will be at 1.50pm on Saturday and 3pm on Sunday.
The forecast is for optimum conditions at Piha both days. With a 1.5m swell running and offshore winds, the waves will be fantastic for
all levels of surfer. For advanced surfers North Piha will have a number of world class peaks while beginner and intermediate surfers will enjoy
perfect waves at Piha Beach. The best time for surfing will be between 11am and 4pm both days Tip:When the wind is offshore you have to
paddle an extra couple of times to ensure you do not get held up by the wind.
Piha Beach Surf Forecast For This Weekend.
21 year old Hawaiian surfer, John John Florence is one of the top contenders when the Pipeline Masters contest begins early next month..
High Tides: Saturday 16th 9.30am. Sunday 17th 10.15am.
The mornng high tides mean the surf will be great for beginners and intermediate surfers from Dawn until noon. For advanced surfers
the mid tide is providing the best waves on the outside bar. There will be light onshore windes which shouldn't affect
the quality of the waves shape too much. Tip:With onshore wind you need to jump to your feet just a fraction sooner than offshore waves.
Surf Forecast for Piha Beach - Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November.
Piha Surf School instructor, Zen Wallis, surfing Pipeline in Hawaii where the 2013 World Title will be decided in December.
High tide on Saturday will be at 3pm and on Sunday at 4.10pm
With yet another weekend of onshore winds the conditions suit beginner and intermediate surfers the most again with the best times for
surfing from around 11am through until 5pm each day. There are reforms by Lion Rock but if you are not a competent paddler, stay in front of the
surf club or on either side of the Lifeguard Patrol Flags. For advanced surfers there is a chance of waves on the outside bar around mid tide.
Tip:Take two markers on the beach so that you are aware where you are in the water at all times.
New Zealand's Ella Williams wins World Surfing Title.
Video highlights of the finals of the 2013 HD World Junior Surfing Champs.
18 year old Ella Williams from Whangamata is the 2013 Women's World Junior Champion. The 2013 World Junior Champs were
held at Joaquina Beach in Brazil and saw the best Under 21 men and women surfers in the world compete to be the 2013 Champions. Ella Williams
gained entry into the event as an alternative (reserve) and surfed her way to the final with solid performances without drawing too much attention
from the media or her opponents. Her win will see Ella gain a wildcard entry into the 2014 Prime Events which will give her the maximum chance to
gain enough points to secure a place on the ASP World Championship Tour.
Piha Beach Surf Forecast for this weekend.
The world's best surfers all head to Hawaii for the final contests of the year.
High tide on Saturday 2nd November is at 9.30am and on Sunday 3rd November at 10.10am.
We have more onshore winds for the weekend but with morning tides the best surf on both days will be from dawn until noon. For beginner
and intermediate surfers there will be the reforms out in front of the Piha Surf Club while advanced surfers may find waves early out on the
outside bar and in the cove. Tip:When surfing reforms, try surfing a larger board than normal and use the time to develop your technique.
Speak to your Piha Surf School instructor for further tips.
After School Classes for Beginner and Intermediate Surfers.
Piha Beach has many different conditions and breaks.
After school lessons are brilliant for students who want to develop all round surfing skills Attending classes at Piha on a weekly
basis means students will get high tide conditions one week and low tide conditions the next. There are always safe areas for students of all
abilities to learn and when we get one of the few days a year when the surf is not great for lessons, we train in the car park on specialist
skateboards to further develop technique and style. Enquire now about our term rates and holiday programs
Auckland Surfing Forecast - Piha 26th/27th and 28th October 2013.
Mick Fanning leads the ratings in the 2013 World Title race going into the final event.
Labour Weekend high tides are: Saturday 3.20pm, Sunday 4.40pm and Monday at 5.50pm.
The onshore winds over the weekend offer advanced surfers limited options with Saturday morning looking the best. For beginner and
intermediate surfers, Piha Beach will, as always provide fun reforms on the inside from noon onwards each day. For more guidance on which part
of the beach will be best at which tide, book a lesson now and understand how the currents operate at Piha. Progress so you can have fun training and
improving on your own every day. Tip:When catching reform waves, ensure your board is pointing straight towards the beach as you paddle
so that you have maximum speed for your jump up.
Being inside the tube is still one of the greatest feelings in surfing.
Mikala Jones uses a Go Pro camera to give a unique view from inside the tube. Piha Surf School coaches all levels including
advanced surfers wanting to perfect aerials or improve their tube riding. Piha Surf School also has training programs to improve fitness and
Auckland Surfing Forecast 19th and 20th October 2013.
The 2013 World Title could be decided in Portugal this weekend.
On Saturday high tide at Piha Beach will be at 10.40am and on Sunday at 11.20am.
With 10 knot westerlie winds on Saturday and a 2.5 metre swell, the best time for beginner and intermediate surfers will be from 6am until
1pm while on Sunday there is a good chance for advanced surfers to get some good waves out on the outside bar with the shift to light southerlie
winds throughout the day. Tip:During the hours of high tide, the safest place for beginners will be straight in front of the Piha Surf Club.
Keep checking the beach to be aware of where you are in the water.
Mick Fanning Leads the Ratings Going into the Penultimate Event for 2013.
Day one highlights from the Rip Curl Pro.
Australia's Mick Fanning leads the 2013 World Title race going into the 2nd to last contest of the year in Portugal. 11 times World Champ,
Kelly Slater is in 2nd position and will need to finish at least 3rd or higher if Mick Fanning wins, for the World Title race to be decided in
Hawaii. South Africa's Jordy Smith and Aussies, Taj Burrow and Joel Parkinson have outside chances to win the World Title but will need Mick
Fanning to falter in both of the final two events to still have a chance.
Winter Surf Lessons for Beginners.
Auckland' moderate climate makes winter a great time to learn to surf.
Piha is only 45 minutes from downtown Auckland and on the edge of national forest. Winter surf lessons can mean having no crowds on
the beach or in the water and some fantastic rainbows and cloud formations in the sky. Piha Beach has a protected area for lessons that is free
from rips or currents and perfect for beginners to learn to surf. Piha Surf School instructors have unique coaching techniques that will get you
up and surfing to the beach faster.
Hawaii's Carissa Moore (21) is the 2013 Women's World Champion. (October 5th 2013)
Carissa winning her 4th event for 2013 and clinching her 2nd World Title.
Carissa Moore has defeated Australia's Sally Fitzgibbons, to win the EDP Cascais Girls Pro in Portugal.
2011 and now 2013 World Champ, Carissa Moore proved her class by winning a 4th elite level contest for the year in difficult conditions at
Guincho Beach, Portugal. Runner up Sally Fitzgibbons gifted the World Title to Moore after she had defeated fellow Aussie, Tyler Wright (19) in the
quarter finals of the event, in one of the closest ever Women's World Title battles ever.
Surfing Forecast for Piha 28th and 29th September 2013.
Women's surfing is improving fast through better coaching and training techniques.
High tide this Saturday is at 4.30pm and on Sunday at 5.30pm.
We have a 2.5m swell running this weekend and onshore winds which will provide limited opportunities for advanced surfers. For intermediate
and beginner surfers, there will be some great fun on the inside reform waves from 12.30pm on Saturday and 1.30pm on Sunday, right through until dark.
The extra power in the small inside waves will give great speed in your rides. Tip:Keep at least 50 metres from
the rocks at either end of the beach and keep checking the shoreline so that you can see whether the current is moving you either way.
Wave Forecast at Piha this weekend.
Piha Surf School students work on their poise and style on waves so that they have more fun.
High tide on Saturday 21st September will be at 10.40am and on Sunday 22nd at 11.20am
Saturday looks great with offshore northerly winds and a 1m swell. This will mean lots of good surf for all levels at both Piha and North Piha
beaches. The morning will be best and then the same again on Sunday with a swell increase to 2 metres and the wind moving more to the northwest
after lunch.The best time for beginners at Piha Beach on Sunday will be from 8am through until 2.30pm.
Australia's Taj Burrow wins 7th event on the 2013 World Championship Tour.
Highlights from the final day of 2013 Hurley Pro in Southern California.
Taj Burrows defeated fellow Australian Julian Wilson in an epic duel in 1m waves at Trestles Point. The 35 year old veteran won his 12th
victory on the elite World Championship Tour by defeating his 24 year old fellow countryman in a contest where the lead changed several times.
Taj Burrow was the form surfer all event in the small perfect waves and kept his composure while World Title contenders Kelly Slater, Joel Parkinson,
and Mick Fanning faltered. Burrows win has elevated himself up to 4th on the 2013 World Tour ratings.
Surf Forecast for Piha Beach - Saturday 14th September and Sunday 15th September 2013.
Piha Surf School students after their lesson.
Saturday's high tide will be at 5.10pm while on Sunday high tide will be at dawn and 6.22pm (sunset).
On both days the best time for beginner and intermediate surfers will be from 2pm through until dark. There will be opportunity to catch
waves on the inside by Lion Rock. For advanced surfers the best time would be at dawn through until 10am in the cove and on the outside bar.
Tip: Practice moving your front foot a little bit further forward on your board as soon as you get up to gain more speed quickly.
Surf Forecast for Piha Beach, New Zealand.
Piha with the iconic Lion Rock sillouette at sunset.
High tide on Saturday 7th September is at 10.40am and on Sunday 8th September at 11.20am.
The morning high tides means beginners will get their best waves from dawn until around 1pm between the surf club and Lion Rock.
For advanced surfers there is a chance they will get some fun waves on the outside banks on Saturday and then again on Sunday first thing,
before the swell starts to increase. Tip:Take two markers on the beach, one behind the other so you can always tell your position on the
beach and if you are being affected by any cross current.
Great Surf Forecast for Piha this Weekend. (31st August)
Women's number one surfer, Carissa Moore (Haw), surfing in the 2013 US Open.
On Saturday 31st August, high tides are at 6am and 6.20pm. On Sunday 1st September, the high tide is at 7am.
With a 1.5m swell and north east winds predicted for both days, the surf could be very good at Piha Beach to welcome the official
beginning of spring. The best times for all levels of surfers will be from dawn to 10am in the mornings and from 3pm onwards. There is also the
possibility that the outside bar could get very good for advanced surfers during the middle of the day on the low tide. Tip:With offshore
winds always be aware that your board can blow back at you when you fall off.
Piha Beach Surf Forecast for 24th and 25th August 2013.
Kelly Slater (41) is back on top of the 2013 World Tour ratings at the half way point.
High tide on Saturday 24th of August is at 12.30pm and on Sunday 25th at 1.15pm.
Saturday will have clean offshore 1 to 1.5m waves, while Sunday will be slightly onhore but will be small enough to still offer some fun
for surfers of all abilities. The best time for beginner and intermediate surfers on both days will be from 8am until 3pm. Advanced surfers should
enjoy good waves all day Saturday and up until 3pm on Sunday.
Adrian Buchan (Australia) Wins 2013 Billabong Pro in Tahiti.
Final day highlights from Tahiti.
30 year old Australian, Adrian Buchan, has beaten the world's best at the world's most exciting contest to win his 2nd World Tour win of his
career. Adrian (Ace) Buchan's last win was right back in 2008 in France. His clinical surfing and precision tube riding in Tahiti this year
helped him beat world title contenders Jordy Smith (SAF), John Florence (HAW), and Mick Fanning (Aus), before going on to beat Kelly Slater (USA)
in the final. The win has taken Adrian Buchan up to 10 place on the World Championship Tour rankings.
New Zealand Surfing Legend Allan Byrne(62) Dies In Bali. (8th August 2013)
Allan Byrne still tow surfed into his 60's.
Kiwi surf legend Al Byrne died in Bali after complication from a motorcycle accident.
Al was undoubtedly one of New Zealand's best surfers ever after placing 2nd at the 1981 Pipeline Masters contest in Hawaii. Not only did
he prove he was equal, if not better than the world's best in his day, but he also went on to be one of the world's most respected
surfboard designers. Al had won 13 differing NZ surfing titles before moving to Australia's Gold Coast in 1977 and gaining international
recognition in all levels of surfing. Al is survived by his wife, Jayne, and sons, Jamie, Matt and Michael.