Find your perfect wave!

At Surf Coromandel, we know that there’s no better feeeling that riding your first wave.

People from all walks of life can benefit from learning how to surf – as a hobby, a sport, as a way to keep fit, or all of the above. Being able to surf is truly a life changing experience.

So join us in the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula

Name:
Fleur Hailee Blackie
Nickname:
Flower (French for Fleur)
How long have you been surfing
10 years.
Where did you learn to surf and what on:
I learnt to surf at Gray’s beach Kuaotunu West riding a 6’8 Special Forces.
Favourite surf spot:
Wavepools, Samoa.
Worst wipeout:
It was at Tuateawa. I still have the scar.
Achievements in surf + life:
  • Completed ISA Level 1 Surf Coaching Course
  • Bronze medallion lifeguard award and First Aid
  • Open Women’s winner Christian Surfers charity competition Waihi 2014
  • Competed in Over 30 Women’s NZ Surfing Nationals 2013-2015
  • Represented Varsity Women’s Rugby Premier Grade – Awarded Most Improved
  • Represented Counties Manukau Junior Touch Rugby Team
  • Member of the New Zealand High Performance Badminton Squad
  • Youth Scholarship Award
Other interests:
Snorkeling, paddleboarding, touch, and sevens rugby.
Favourite food:
Anything except kina.
Favourite move:
Off the top reo
What equipment do you ride:
5’7 Weirdo Ripper Channel Islands
Your idea of a good time:
Being out in the surf with just Kayne and I in 3 to 4 foot glassy right hand barrels.
Qualifications:
Outdoor First Aid Community life saving Award Level 1 SNZ Approved Surf Coach Dipoma in Travel and Tourism
Name:
Kayne Dominic Duncan
Nickname:
Snoop
How long have you been surfing
25 years +
Where did you learn to surf and what on:
I learnt to surf in Orewa on my bodyboard and spent my gromm days in Port Waikato on 5’10 Quad Saltwater Surf board.
Favourite surf spot:
Point Annihilation, Mahia Peninsula, Gisborne Kuaotunu Reef, Coromandel Anything that barrels!
Worst wipeout:
I dislocated my knee at a surf competition in Papamoa.
Achievements in surf + life
I’ve been a competitive surfer for 16+ years. Competed in Open Mens shortboard, longboard and standup paddleboarding disciplines. I placed 4th in at the NZ Nationals over 28’s division in 2013 and 2014. I have completed ISA level 1 surf coaching course, revieved a bronze medallion lifeguard award and completed first aid training. My biggest achievement is being able to surf copetitively after breaking bothe my legs. Being able to get deep long barrels, sheaking out the doggy door and throwing out combinations all on the same wave. I enjoy coaching and sharing my passion for surfing to all ages.
Other interests:
Anything to do with the ocean from catching waves on any surf craft to gathering kai moana.
Favourite Food:
Fruit, chicken and bacon fettuccine
Favourite Move:
Deep barrels, sliding the tail, 360, and arial maneuvers.
What equipment do you ride:
My standard is a 6’1 custom made Hughes Gherkin but depending on the conditions I’ll take out anything. I love to surf.
Your idea of a good time:
Surf, Eat, Sleep, Repeat.
Qualifications:
Outdoor First Aid Community life saving Award Level 1 SNZ Approved Surf Coach
Availability
Mobile Surf lessons are available at the following beaches – Whangapoua, Matarangi, Kuaotunu, Otama, Opito Bay, and Whitianga.