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About Akaroa Surf Safaris
Why just take a standard surf lesson when you can come on a Surf Safari in the stunning Banks Peninsula! So I want to take a Surf Safari! What can I expect? We provide, a 1.5 hour surf lesson led by one of our professional local guides a guided tour, transport included to and from the beach a snack on the way back and an experience that will stay with you long after your holiday has ended!
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Patric A wrote a review Feb 2019
Gnesta, Sweden2 contributions
Had never surfed before in my life, but with great instructions from the most excellent and patient instructor Jake, both me and my significant other managed to get up and stand on our very first try. Awesome experience. Can most highly recommend.
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Urs B wrote a review Dec 2018
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We'd never thought that surfing maks so fun. It was our first time ever and we do it defenitly again. Jake was a good instructor and had chosen the right bay for beginners.
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Rosie S wrote a review Mar 2018
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If you’re reading this then you’re thinking about a dig lesson - do it!!! You won’t be disappointed. Jake is such an awesome instructor, we had a fantastic afternoon surfing and both managed to stand up. He’s super patient but pushes you so you achieve more than you thought you could. Absolutely buzzing and would 100% recommend surf safari. Rosie & James
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Dillon B wrote a review Feb 2018
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Jake was a terrific instructor. Patient with this beginner and very knowledgeable. Got exactly what I wanted out of the lesson--an intro to this beautiful sport.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Response from Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Surf Safaris
Responded 18 Feb 2018
Thanks for the review Dillon, so glad you enjoyed your surf safari! Allie & Greville
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StephenB117 wrote a review Jan 2018
San Francisco, California14 contributions4 helpful votes
This was one of the top highlights of our 3 week family trip to NZ! We just happened to see the van and called the number on the side, and the next day, Greville picked the 5 of us up in town - my wife and three kids - ages 16, 14, and 12 - and took us to a great beach with clear water and waist high peeling waves to enjoy all to ourselves - only the green hillsides and sheep to see on the sides of the cove. We've all surfed some before, but this was one of our best sessions ever, because we just traded waves and were laughing and having a blast - you can't get empty lineups much back in CA. Greville brought the wetsuits and foam boards - perfect for long boarding these easy waves. He was just a super fun person - just a happy personality, clearly loved surfing and loved seeing us having so much fun. He spent most of the time with our camera taking pictures for us, and he was more than happy to do it. Then he joined us in the lineup to ride waves. If you are lucky enough to do this, it will definitely be a highlight of your trip!!
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Date of experience: January 2018
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Response from Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Surf Safaris
Responded 18 Feb 2018
Thanks so much for the review, we are so happy you enjoyed coming on a surf safari with us! It is impossible to find these spots if you are a tourist with out a guide so we are delighted you enjoyed sharing our secrets! All the best! Greville & Allie
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