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Family Sessions

Family Fun

Our family sessions have been created for kids and parents to develop a relationship with water together. Children have the opportunity to learn water and beach safety, to develop confidence and to build the foundation skill for surfing. Our programme has an open design and values the experience shared when children and parents learn together in a safe, encouraging and supportive environment. Our instructors will be in the water with the children and parents providing tips and advice.

Learning Together


“Its so nice, there is a whole bunch of learners supporting each other. Chelsea and Felipe are very cool, its an amazing vibe” – AMBER

Family Sessions are perfect for the whole family everyone is welcome to come and have a go as we have some boards available. Saying that if you have your own bring it along as boards are limited (Please contact us if you require the use of a board). Sessions will be held at South Piha beach. The fun family sessions are every second Saturday at 12am, sometimes session times vary slightly but we keep everyone up dated via email and Facebook so stay tuned. Sessions run throughout December, January and February after this date we organise days with our families dependent on conditions so get in contact and find out what’s on for families today.

Free for Piha Boardriders Club’s members.

$10 a session for those who have not signed up.

Family Session 2016/17 Dates:

Saturday 3rd December

Saturday 17th December

Saturday 7th January

Saturday 21st January

Saturday 4th February

Saturday 18th February

There is a $5 fee to reserve a board for hire for the session. We have a handful of boards the Piha Boardriders supply that are apart of the session and do not require a fee, these will be available and will rotate between everyone. However if you wish to have your own board for the session the above fee applies per session.

Our staff are not only internationally qualified to meet Surfing New Zealand standards but are trained to coach in an innovative and fun way specific to our surfers. The academy is a place for the people in it. Programmes and initiatives are well designed but are designed to meet the needs of our children and families. If you wish to discuss the categories or request a service please do our aim is to reflect our amazing group of surfers.