All our beginners lessons starts with water safety. We explain the beach, how rips work, what to do if you get caught in a rip, how to identify rips and how to signal your distress.
Waihi Beach is one of safest surf beaches in New Zealand but there is always a rip at the northern end against the rock. So be careful around there. Always ask a local, one of our instructor or the lifeguard if it is safe.
Our instructors are qualified ISA and SNZ approved surf coaches. They are always on-hand to perform the occasional rescue. Checkout Aidan rescuing 3 people from a capsized boat!