The Green Wave team is made up of two friendly local surfers, with over 20 years combined experience as a surf coach here in Raglan. Whether you have never set foot in the ocean or want to progress to the next level, we guarantee to get you standing and having a good time (or your money back). Our main goal is to deliver a lesson like no other, using unique coaching techniques and a vast knowledge of the ocean to ensure that you have the best time ever!
Why Choose Us?
We’re your friendly local surf instructors who live for what we do.
I’m 25 years old, have been surfing for 12 and surf coaching for 7 years. Personally, I feel that surfing has shaped my life in a really positive way. Attending the Raglan Surfing Academy in high school allowed me to develop my skills in the ocean and learn how to analyze photo and video footage concerning the biomechanics of surfing.
For the past 7 years I have been surf coaching here in Raglan for the summers and travelling the globe in our winters, exploring new countries, cultures, and surf spots. Starting a Surf School in Raglan has always been a dream of mine. I find it rewarding to introduce people to our awesome sport, work through the technical aspects and then see the joy that riding a wave can bring.
Raglan is a special place in the sense that the ocean can impart so much joy in our lives. Due to the contour of our coastline, you can surf 365 days a year. We also spend time wake boarding in our beautiful harbour, kayaking, cliff jumping, and taking the occasional fishing trip to provide a tasty dinner for friends and family.
I’m 36 years of age, I’ve been surfing for 26 years and been a surf coach in Raglan for 15 years. I’ve enjoyed competitive surfing in and out of New Zealand, and represented New Zealand on several occasions.
I love Surf Coaching – you get to share something you love, and see that first hand experience of someone standing and riding a wave for the first time. Seeing the enjoyment and fun that they can have sometimes has a life changing effect. I enjoy meeting a lot of people from different cultures and of all ages.
After teaching for 15 years have learnt a lot about teaching techniques, how to communicate with a lot of different people, understanding that everyone has different mental and physical abilities when dealing with the water and the waves.