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English plus Surfing

Want to surf the famous black sand beaches of New Zealand and improve your English?


WIE is located just 40 minutes away from the coastal town of Raglan, well renowned for its mild temperatures, great waves and surfing culture.


With several beaches for both beginners and advanced surfers, Raglan is one of the top surfing destinations in New Zealand, and has the longest left-hand break in the world.

The town itself is laid-back, crafty and surfer-friendly  with a pretty main street and plenty of yummy food, beer and local accommodation on offer.

The English + Surfing Program provides students the unique chance to improve their English and learn the amazing sport of surfing in New Zealand.


Students will spend their mornings learning English from our highly qualified and experienced tutors leaving the afternoons free to be up on the waves in Raglan working with a local professional surfing instructor. In addition to the surfing instruction, students can look forward to beach barbecues and similar gatherings after a great day at the beach.


Programmes can be customised to suit the needs of students based on their level.


Sample 2-week program:


- 15 hours General English lessons


- 8 hours of beach instruction in surfing

- Surfboard and wetsuit hire



Here is a sample of an English plus Surfing programme:


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday



English Class

English Class English Class English Class English Class Free time at beach
Lesson with Surf Instructor Lesson with Surf Instructor

Practice in the waves

Lesson with Surf Instructor Practice in the waves Beach Barbeque


Our expert staff will be able to put together a tailor made package suitable to your specific needs. Please contact one of our friendly marketing consultants who will be happy to work out a package that is sure to be the right fit for you!




Waikato Institute of Education
Level 1 Centre Place Tower, 48 Ward Street,
PO Box 773, Hamilton, New Zealand
Phone: 64 - 7 - 8382450   Fax: 64 - 7 - 838 2453