• The Summer Sessions Surf Centre at Omaha Beach

    Check out our Surf Centre located next to the Omaha Surf Lifesaving Club 

    Surf Lessons at Omaha

    $65 Adults, $45 Kids

    An intro lesson to surfing. You will be taught the basics of popping up on the board and riding the waves as well as basic ocean safety. All equipment provided. 1 to 6 instructor to student ratio. Private lessons available. Contact us today to reserve your lesson.

    Surfboard Rentals at Omaha

    Surfboards, SUPs, Bodyboards, and Wetsuits

    Summer Sessions rents 9'2 and 8'6 surfboards, both soft-top and epoxy. Also available are Superfish short boards as well as bodyboards and wetsuits. Something for everyone!

    SUP Rentals at Omaha

    10ft SUPs as well as XL Red Air SUP

    Summer Sessions has a fleet of 10ft Bic SUPs, perfect for flatwater or small waves. Also available is a 17ft inflatable party SUP that can fit 8 people at once. Use it in the waves or on flatwater. We dare you.

    Surf Holiday Camp at Omaha

    October and January Holiday Surf Camp

    Summer Sessions hosts a 3-day surf camp during the October holidays as well as the January holidays. Each camp is 2 hours a day over three days and suitable for kids from ages 7 to 13 years. Price is $99 and includes all gear. Contact us today to reserve your child or to find dates.

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    Matt Craig and the Omaha Surf Club crew out on the XL

    Matt lands it...

    While the Omaha Club Crew is demolished....

  • A Lil' Bit About Us in Matakana

    Started by Matt and Natasha Craig in 2013, Summer Sessions Surf, Skate, Street was first a dedicated paddleboard and surfboard store. It has since expanded to include skate and streetwear and moved into the heart of Matakana.


    More than just a retail store, at Summer Sessions you can also take surf lessons or hire surfboards, paddleboards, and bodyboards at the Summer Sessions Surf Centre at Omaha Beach next to the surf club. And anytime you need advice on where to surf or paddle or what gear is best fit for you, just give Matt a call at 027-526-0524.

    The Story of Natasha and Matt (as told by Natasha)

    Matt and I first met fifteen years ago while I was competing in a whitewater kayaking competition in Hood River, Oregon (USA). We were married six months later and then walked the beaten path for the next five years, selling cars and working in an office in the USA.


    Then one day, just before the markets crashed in 2008, I said to Matt, “Let’s do something different.” Matt was a sailmaker by trade and I knew he yearned to return to the ocean. “Okay,” he replied, not really believing we could break free.


    Six weeks later, with our house emptied and rented, we found ourselves in the jungles of Costa Rica as the owners of Point Break Surf, a surf school on the Pacific coast. Our closets were no longer filled with office clothes, but board shorts and bikinis. Our kids eventually became fluent in Spanish. Family dinners were no longer a rarity.


    After five years of teaching surfing and SUP in tropical paradise, it was time to move to another paradise: Matakana, New Zealand. It only took a day trip to this remarkable coastline to realize this was a place we wanted to raise our kids and share our passion.


    We have made Matakana our home since then and haven’t looked back. And you can often find us surfing and paddle boarding at Omaha and the surrounding beaches.

  • Find Us in Matakana or Omaha Beach

    Matakana Shop | Omaha Beach (next to surf club)

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