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 we 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.
Surf Forecast For Piha Beach (28th/29th November)
Some of Les Mills International Business Managers warming up before their lesson last week.
High tide on Saturday 28th November is at 12 noon and on Sunday 29th, at 12.55pm.
We have a 2 metre swell running on both days and north to northwest winds on Saturday and then more favourable southerlie winds on Sunday.
It will be best for beginner and intermediate surfers in the reforms between 8am and 3pm both days. For advanced surfers they may get some really
fun waves on the Bar either side of low tide.
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or when it is best to surf during the week, contact a Piha Surf School instructor.
The 2015 Hawaii Season Is About To Begin.
Mick Fanning surfing Pipeline (Hawaii) showing why he is rated No. 1 surfer in the world.
The world's best surfers are in Hawaii for the final stage of the 2015 Contest Season.
With three contests left in the Men's World Title race and Qualifying Series, and one contest left for the Women's World Title race, all
focus is now on the incredible waves in Hawaii. Who will rise to the top of Men's and Women's surfing for 2015, and who will qualify
to compete for the Men's World Title in 2016. This is the most exciting time of the year for international surfing.
5 Reasons to Choose Piha Surf School.
Get coached by a champion surfer who knows the best places to surf at Piha Beach.
Piha Surf School has:
1. NZ Champion surfers for instructors. 2. Better learning techniques so you catch and ride more waves. 3. Better knowledge of Piha Beach so that you get the best results
for your money. 4. Better equipment so that you can progress from beginner to intermediate level faster. 5. Piha Beach is the safest beach on
Auckland's west coast and due to consistent waves, is one of the best and most picturesque places in the world to learn to surf.
Piha Surf Forecast (Weekend of 14th/15th November)
Perfect technique leads to perfect results.
Saturday's high tide is at 12 noon and Sunday's is at 12.45pm.
There will be warm northwest winds this weekend and a diminishing 1.5m swell so there will be great opportunities for intermediate and
beginner surfers to get out and catch some fun waves. The onshore winds will limit opportunity for advanced surfers although there may be the
chance of some waves at the north end of North Piha. Best time to surf will be between 9am and 3.30pm each day.
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Surfing Forecast for Piha Beach. (31st October and 1st November)
Piha Surf School surfer, Tane Wallis, showing correct technique on a bottom turn.
High tide this Saturday is at 1.10pm and on Sunday at 2.00pm.
This weekend we have a great forecast with great waves for all levels of surfer. The best time for beginners and intemediate surfers will
be from 9am to 4pm both days in the reform waves below the Piha Surf Club. On Saturday morning advanced surfers may find some special waves on the
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Piha Surfing Forecast for Labour Weekend 2015. (24th/25th and 26th October)
Piha Surf School specialises in lessons for children of all ages.
High tides: Saturday 7.47am and 8.10pm. Sunday 8.40am and Monday 9.29am.
We have more 1-2 metre surf this long weekend. With morning and sunset high tides, the best time to surf for beginner and intermediate
surfers will be from dawn until 11am and from 4.30pm to dusk each day. For advanced surfers there is the chance for some very good conditions at Piha
Beach, (south side of Lion Rock), on both Sunday and Monday mornings.
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Tip:While we are in a period of onshore winds, there are still many opportunities when the tide and moderate swell combine to create super
fun uncrowded waves.
Learn to surf with New Zealand's top instructors at Piha Beach.
Camilla Andersen learns to surf at Piha Surf School.
Leading Piha Surf School instructor, Zen Wallis teaches Camilla Andersen to surf.
Zen has coached people of all ages and from all over the world. He is a top competitive surfer having won a National Surfing Title
and represented New Zealand several times in both shortboard and longboard divisions. He is also the 2013 Auckland Surfing Champ and is recognised
as the fittest and most capable surfer in Piha waters. Camilla is an Auckland born travel presenter who is quite famous in the United Kingdom
and Europe. This video is part of a series where she returns to New Zealand to film features on our top tourism activities for The Travel Channel.
Piha Beach Weekend Surf Forecast. (17th/18th October 2015)
Oliver surfing with perfect technique after 4 lessons.
High tides this weekend are: Saturday 1.05pm and Sunday 1.50pm.
There will be a solid 2 metre swell running this weekend which will mean reform waves for beginner and intermediate surfers. The best time
to surf will be from 10am to 3pm each day while advanced surfers may get some waves on the outside bar either side of low tide.
Tip:Now is the time to perfect your jump up technique. Ask a Piha Surf School instructor to show you perfect foot placement and how to
get your feet in position quickly.
Hawaii's Carissa Moore Heads The Women's 2015 World Title Rankings.
Carissa Moore surfing through to the Semi-finals at the Quiksilver Pro in France.
By making the Semi Finals in France, Carissa Moore has taken the World Title lead before the final event at Honolua Bay in Hawaii. With one event to go and being the defending Champion from last year's Hawaiian event, Carissa Moore is now the favourite to win the
2015 Women's World Surfing Title. If she does it will be her 3rd World Title having won titles already in both 2011 and 2013. Six times World Champ
and 2014 winner, Stephanie Gilmore will not be a contender this year due to missing events due to injury.
Surf Forecast - Piha Beach, New Zealand. (October 3rd/4th.)
Offshore winds have produced epic waves at Piha this week.
Saturday's high tide is at 2.20pm and on Sunday at 3.20pm.
After a stunning week of weather and surf we will back in the reform waves this weekend due to a 3 metre swell passing up the coast.
Thankfully, Piha is the safest beach on Auckland's west coast and always has areas to train or learn to surf that are very safe and that produce
even and consistent waves. The best time to surf will be from 11am through until 5pm on both days.
Tip:There will be some great waves for beginners in some not so obvious places so ask your Piha Surf School instructor
for more details.
Piha Surf Forecast for this weekend. Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September.
Lion Rock creates a sheltered bay that makes Piha the safest beach to learn to surf on Auckland's west coast.
High tide this Saturday is at 8am and on Sunday at 10.50am.
With morning high tides, a 1.5m swell and offshore winds, we have optimum conditions forecast for Piha this weekend. The best place for
beginner surfers will be in front of the surf club from dawn until 12 noon, while intermediate surfers will find some small reform right handers
in The Cove. Advanced surfers should be able to enjoy some waves on the outside bar. Tip:Remember to turn your clocks forward an hour on
Piha Beach Surf Forecast for this weekend.
Piha has some great reforms for beginners.
High tide this Saturday (19th Sept.) is at 1.10pm and on Sunday (20th Nov.) at 2pm.
With more onshore winds and 2 metres of swell, we'll be surfing in the reforms this weekend. The best time will be from
10am until 4.30pm. The safest and best place to surf will be in front of the Piha Surf Lifesaving Club. If you are a beginner please keep at least
50 metres from Lion Rock at all
Tips:Surf on a board with slightly more volume and get a lesson with a Piha Surf School instructor to work on some drills to improve
your technique now for when the waves get really good.
Surf Forecast for Piha Beach this weekend. (5th/6th September 2015)
Students from the NZ Institute of Sport learn to surf with Piha Surf School.
High tide this Saturday is at 2.40pm and on Sunday at 3.50pm.
We have offshore wind on Saturday morning turning onshore after lunch for the rest of the weekend. Luckily we have just a moderate swell and
mid afternoon high tides which will provide fun reform waves for beginner and intermediate surfers from 11am through until dark each day.
Advance surfers could get very lucky at Piha Beach on Saturday morning.
Tip:Use these weekends to get some extra technique practice in, and raise your fitness level before summer comes.
Surf Lessons at Piha this weekend. (22nd/23rd August)
Our instructor surfing the outside bar at Piha.
Saturday's high tide is at 2.35pm and on Sunday at 3.40pm.
We finally have a perfect forecast for this weekend with a 1.5m swell and perfect 10 knot offshore winds. For advanced surfers there
is the potential for world class waves at North Piha Beach while beginner and intermediate surfers will have sunny perfect waves on the
inside at Piha Beach from 10.30am through until 5.30pm both days. Tip:It is time to put into practice all the technique work you have
done. Please watch out for your board blowing back at you with the offshore winds when you finish your rides.
Piha Surfing Forecast. (15th and 16th August)
The Tahiti Pro starts this weekend. Check it out at 'World Surf League'.
Saturday's high tide is at 10.15am and Sunday's is at 10.45am.
There is a 2.5 metre swell this weekend with slight onshore winds on Saturday but turning offshore around lunch on Sunday. The morning high
tides meand there will be great waves for surfers of all levels from dawn until around 2pm. Advanced surfers may enjoy some world class waves
on the outside bar on Sunday afternoon once the wind has fully turned. Tip: Adey's Place (by the Surf Club) will have hot chips and burgers ready to
fill and warm you after your surf.
Piha Beach Surfing Forecast For This Weekend. (1st and 2nd August)
Here is a Six year old Piha Surf School student surfing Australia's famous Snapper Rocks last week.
High tide on Saturday is at 10.15am and on Sunday at 11am.
We have a 2 metre swell with light to moderate onshore winds forecast for this weekend. That means the best waves will be reforms by Lion Rock from dawn until 2pm. Tip:Use a slightly bigger board
when surfing the reforms so you can perfect your jump up and foot placements in waves that give you more time for perfecting your technique.
Piha Beach Surfing Forecast. (Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June)
Australia's Owen Wright winning the lastest WSL event in Fiji.
High tide on Saturday is at 12.15pm and on Sunday at 1pm.
We have some offshore winds on Saturday and then the wind turning southwest on Sunday. Advanced surfers may prefer Saturday morning while beginner and intermediate surfers will have great surf on the
inside reforms from 9am through until 3pm both days. Tip:This weekend we have the shortest day/longest night of the year. It means get your head warm after surfing and look forward to the days getting
longer again next week.
Winter Surf Lessons for Beginners.
Auckland's moderate climate makes winter a great time to learn to surf.
Piha is only 40 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.
Piha can video lessons using high definition cameras.
The high tide on Saturday will be at 7am. On Sunday at 7.50m.We have a solid 2+ metre swell running past this weekend so the best waves will be in the reform between the Piha Surf Club and
Lion Rock from dawn until
10am each morning and from 3.30pm until dark each afternoon. It will be a great weekend for practicing basic techniques and catching a large quantity of waves to practice on.
Tip:With the shortest day of the year just a week away, hit the Piha Cafe for good food and a friendly place to warm up after your surf.
surf Forecast For Piha Beach This Weekend. (6th and 7th June)
Piha Surf School instructor enjoying waves at the World Surfing Champs in Nicaragua.
High tides at Piha Beach this weekend will be at 12.15pm on Saturday and at 1.10pm on Sunday.
The best time for beginner and intermediate surfers this weekend will be from 8.30am through until 3pm both days while advanced surfers will find some fun waves all day Saturday with the small 1-1.5m
swell and light onshore winds. The wind will increase on Sunday but that will suit the lesser experienced surfers who will find great reform waves for practicing jump ups and feet positioning. Tip:
Try trimming your balance hand on the wave as you ride to the beach to give you better control and body position.
Piha Beach Surf Forecast for Queen's Birthday Weekend. (30th/31st May and 1st June)
Winter sunsets after surfing are a higlight at this time of year.
Saturday's high tide is at 7.25am. Sunday at 8.05am and on Monday at 8.45am. This long weekend has a fantastic forecast with offshore winds and a moderate swell running. This means there will
be great waves for surfers of all levels. For beginners and intermediate surfers the best times will be from dawn until 10.30am each morning and from 4pm each afternoon. For advanced surfers there will be
opportunities for world class waves on all tides. Tip:To stay warm in winter, run back up to your car from the water's edge as fast as you can so that your body warms from within before you get
Piha Surf Forecast For This Weekend. (23rd/24th May)
Filipe Toledo (Brazil) showing the move that won him the Rio de Janeiro Pro.
High tide on Saturday is at 1.30pm and on Sunday at 2.15pm We have a 2.5 metre swell running and with offshore winds on Saturday there could be some world class waves for advanced surfers.
For beginner and intermediate surfers, there will be reform waves for practicing technique in the area between the Piha Surf Club and Lion Rock from 9.30pm to 4pm both days Tip:
Ask your Piha Surf School instructor for some drills to help you improve faster.
Leading Piha Surf School Instructor Is Off To World Surfing Champs.
Zen after a training session at Raglan's Manu Bay.
Zen Wallis has featured in New Zealand Surfing Teams for each of the last three years.
The 2015 ISA World Surfing Games will be held in Nicaragua next month and Zen will be looking to do better than his 25th position he achieved last year. The event has over 20 countries sending their
6 person teams, (4 men, 2 women), to compete at the prestigious event that is in it's 51st year. While only 23 year's old, Zen's experience at these events will be invaluable to his fellow team members as
they try to gain qualification into the China Cup in January next year.
Piha Beach Weekend Surf Forecast. (2nd/3rd May)
Some children learn to surf as soon as they can walk.
High tide on Saturday is at 8.40am and on Sunday at 9.15am We have great conditions forecast for this weekend with light winds and a solid 2 metre swell. This will mean some great waves for intermediate
and advanced surfers in the Cove from dawn until 11am while beginners will find fun reforms again between the surf club and Lion Rock. Tip: For beginners in the reform waves, try jumping your front foot
10 cm further forward as soon as you have got to your feet so that you get a shot of speed to ensure you can ride your wave as far as possible.
Great Waves Forecast For Piha Beach This Weekend. (25/26 April)
Piha Surf School instructors surfing at Piha this week.
On Saturday we have high tide at 2.50pm and on Sunday at 3.55pm. There will be perfect offshore winds this weekend and a 1.5 to 2 metre swell running which will mean some excellent waves
especially for advanced surfers. For beginner and intermediate surfers there will be fun reforms in front of the surf club each day from 11am through until 4pm. The water is still warm so make the most of these
fantastic autumn conditions.
Courtney Conlogue Wins At Margaret River.
Highlights of the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro in Western Australia.
22 year old Californian surfer, Courtney Conlogue has beaten the world's best women to win the third event of the 2015 Women's World Title race. Up against 2015 ratings leader, Carissa Moore (Haw)
in the final, Conlogue has shown that she has the consistency to threaten for this year's world title. The win has promoted Conlogue to number 2 in the world rankings with the fourth event to be held in
Rio de Janeiro next month.
Surf Report for Piha Beach this Weekend. (11th/12th April)
Piha Surf Instructor winning the South Island Champs Longboard Division last weekend.
High tides: Saturday 11th - 9.10am, Sunday 12th - 10am.
With great weather forecast, there will be fun waves for surfers of all abilities at Piha this weekend. The morning high tides mean that
the best time for surfing will be from dawn until 1pm each day although advanced surfers may find some runners on the outside bar in the afternoon.
Tip:Make sure you wax your board before each surf and you can draw a circle with wax where your front foot goes. Remember your front foot should
land in the same place as your heart is when you are paddling.
Ricardo Christie Beats World Ratings Leader.
Ricardo Christie pulling in on a wave so hollow it is called 'The Box'.
New Zealand's first surfer to contest the WSL World Title for over 13 years won his 2nd round heat at the Margaret River Pro in Western
Australia today. The Margaret River Pro is the 3rd event on the WSL World Tour which will decide the 2015 World Champ. In the super heavy barrels at The Box, Ricardo found the
quality waves to outscore current ratings leader, Filippe Toledo (Bra) today. The win has meant Ricardo will now face Adriano de Souza in the 3rd round.
Piha Beach Easter Surf Report. (3rd to 6th April 2015)
Piha Surf School instructors set 'high' standards.
High tides this Easter weekend are: Friday 9.11am, Saturday 9.43am, Sunday 10.15am and Monday 10.50am
While the sand banks are not the greatest right now, the light winds forecast all weekend and morning tides will see great waves for
all abilities from dawn until 1pm each day. For absolute beginners, stay between the Piha Surf Club and Lion Rock and if you have any doubts,
contact a Piha Surf School instructor or lifeguard for advice.
Tip:With shifting peaks, it is good to count your waves to maintain a focus and keep a mental record of which waves you caught were
you best ones.
Piha Beach Surfing Report. (21st and 22nd March 2015)
Piha Surf School instructors know the safest places to surf.
High tide on Saturday is at 10.20am and on Sunday at 11am.
We have great conditions forecast for this weekend with 1 - 1.5 metre waves and light offshore winds. The best time for beginner and
intermediate surfers will be from dawn until 1pm both days while advanced surfers may find some world class banks at the surrounding beaches.
Tip:With great waves there may be some crowded days so it is important to play it safe, and remember to communicate clearly when you are
catching your wave so that other surfers know to pull back.
First Event of the 2015 World Title Race is On.
Snapper Rocks is one of the best surf spots in Australia.
The first event for both the Women and Men chasing 2015 World Titles is on at Snapper Rocks in Australia: The Quiksilver and Roxy Pro surfing contests are being run simultaneously on Australia's Gold Coast right now. The Men's tour has 11 events
while the Women have 9 contests with both titles being decided in Hawaii in December. Both tours have a number of young hot shot surfers who
will be trying to make their name against the seasoned campaigners like Kelly Slater, (11 World Titles), who is the eldest at 42 years of age.
Many are saying this will be the most exciting year of all. Google World Surfing League to find out more.
Piha Surf Report for this Weekend. (28th February/1st March 2015)
Instructor Zen surfing a longboard during the 2015 NZ Surfing Champs.
This Saturday's high tides are at 6.40am and at 7.20pm. On Sunday the high tides are at 7.50am and 8.20pm.
Our golden summer continues. On both Saturday and Sunday we have very light winds and a 1 metre swell. The high tides will bring the best
waves for all levels of surfing which means from dawn until 10am and from 4pm until dark will be the optimum times for surfing on both days.
Tip: With small surf, exact foot positioning is really important. Speak to an instructor for some drills you can practice to perfect your
Piha Beach Surf Forecast. (Weekend of 21st/22nd February 2015)
Many great sunsets and great waves for improving your surfing at Piha this weekend.
High tide on Saturday is at 12.25pm and 1.10pm on Sunday.
There is another great surf forecast for this weekend. We have 1-1.5m waves and light offshore winds. Beginner and intermediate surfers
will find fun waves between 8.30am and 2.30pm while advanced surfers, will again, have fun waves on all tides, depending on which part of the beach
they choose to surf. Tip: Speak to your Piha Surf School instructor for tips on which part of the beach will have the best waves for your
Surf Forecast for Piha. (14th/15th February 2015)
Great technique and good equipment helps Piha Surf School students have a higher success rate.
Saturday's high tide is at 7.10pm and Sunday's high tides are at 7.40am and 8pm.
We have an excellent forecast for this weekend with offshore winds and at 1-1.5m swell running. Best times for beginners and intermediate
surfers will be from dawn until 10.30am each morning and from 4pm until dark each afternoon. Advanced surfers will have great waves on all tides
and may find some uncrowded breaks along North Piha Beach. Tip: Put some extra work into your jump up technique on dry
land so that you improve your success rate in the water. A good jump up helps all other aspects of your ride.
Advanced Surfers at Piha Beach, New Zealand..
This video features two of our instructors showing their local knowledge.
Advanced surfers paddle through a long cave to get out to the bar at Piha. Piha Surf School instructors can guide you out through the
'keyhole' or show you how to use the rips safely to access the best waves. Please remember that using the 'Keyhole' and doing rock jumps are for
advanced surfers or to do with an instructor. Surfing is about having fun and to have fun you need to be safe. If you are unsure of conditions or
a situation, play it safe always. The best results always come from being cautious and staying within your limits.
Best Time To Surf At Piha This Weekend. (24th/25th/26th January 2015)
An eight year old surfer enjoying the fantastic conditions at Piha this week.
High tides for this long weekend are: Saturday 1.25pm, Sunday 2.20pm and Monday 3.15pm.
We have optimum conditions forecast for this weekend which will give great waves for beginners and intermediate surfers from 10am through
until 5pm all three afternoons. For advanced surfers we have world class waves on the outside bar that should create great rides all day.
Tip: Take a marker on the foreground at the beach and then a second marker in the background so that you are aware of where you are surfing
at all times. If there is any sideways current taking you away from the best area that you can not outpaddle, return to the beach and walk back
to where you want to surf.
Billy Stairmand Wins 4th NZ Surfing Title at Piha. 17th January 2015.
Raglan surfer, Billy Stairmand is the 2015 NZ Surfing Champ.
The 2015 NZ Surfing Champs concluded today with Billy Stairmand (24yrs) winning the premiere, Open Men's division.
Stairmand surfed incredibly throughout the event showing why he was on the verge of qualifying for the 2015 World Surfing League to
compete against the world's best like Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning. Top Piha Surf School surfer, Tane Wallis finished in 4th place in the Open Men's
division and 3rd in the Open Men's Longboard division.
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.