Surf Lessons & Camps In Cape Town

Mobile Surf School In Cape Town

 

Surfing In Cape Town

A 'mobile' surf school and surf camp operator based in Cape Town, where you can learn to surf at Cape Town's best beaches.
Whether you’ve surfed before or never even touched a surfboard, start your South African surf adventure now.
Offering a surf guiding service for those who know how to surf, just don't know where to go in Cape Town.
Providing qualified and experienced surf coaches and surf guides who will get you riding the waves best suited to your ability.  

 

Cape Town has an abundance of surfing spots, each spot with its own unique personality. Some spots provide you with gentle swells which is suitable for newbies, while other spots show no mercy.

Cape Town's waters are known to be a bit chilly at times. Heading out for a surf during the winter months is preferred by some surfers, as the water temperatures are warmer. while the winter storms provide crazier swells. Nevertheless, these surfing lessons include warm wetsuits to protect you from the cold temperatures, don't worry!

Here's what's on offer for you

SURFING LESSONS / SURF CAMPS / SURF GUIDING FOR THE EXPERIENCED SURFER / SUP (stand up paddling)

There are lessons or surfing activities for every level of surfer from beginner to advanced, from ages 7 years until 70+ years (private lessons are insisted for minors, so that a coach is provided specifically to the group. Multiple coaches may be present, depending on the group).

All surfing activities have public liability insurance which covers both the coaches and the students from the moment you're picked up and in the water, within the designated lesson area.

Free photos are included in the price, which are posted on Facebook or shared via Dropbox directly (when private lesson or children involved). Photos are not guaranteed as this is an action sport, photographed with GoPros and they may not always be of usable quality and of course they depend on the logistics of the lesson. i.e. 1 coach with 2 students will be able to get a lot more photos than 1 coach with 6 students.

All coaches are at the least SSA (South African Surfing Association) Qualified Surf Instructors with years of experience. Some have impressive surfing titles under their name. All coaches have a minimum Level 1 First Aid Qualification so as to ensure maximum safety for everyone.

 

Surfing Lessons In Cape Town

Learn to surf in Cape Town, or brush up on your surfing skills!
If you are completely new to surfing and would like to learn a thing or two, book a lesson and soon you'll be showing off your gnarly moves. If you can already surf but would like to brush up on your skills, we've got something for you, too!

You can choose from 3 surfing lessons options:

1) Experience The Stoke

Beginner Surf Lesson In Cape Town

Learn to surf at one of Cape Town's pristine beaches with qualified and passionate coaches. This single 2-hour group surf lesson includes:

  • Surfboard
  • 4:3 mm wetsuit rental
  • Wax
  • Leash
  • Qualified Coach
  • Free photos (conditions may not allow for everyone to be photographed)
  • Transport to and from the beach (optional)

No previous experience is required as you'll be guided through the surfing basics using unique teaching techniques.

For groups of 6 or more: SEE OUR CURRENT SPECIAL
Exactly the same as above, however, this lesson will be priced at the self-drive rate of R380 per person - you'll SAVE R200 each!

If you'd like to upgrade to the 'Uber-Stoked' package after this lesson, simply pay the price difference and your first surf lesson will be counted as lesson 1 of 4.

R580 per person transported / R380 self-drive

Contact us if you'd like to book for the Experience the Stoke surf lesson

 

2) Solo Stoked

Private Surfing Lesson Cape Town

The private Solo Stoked lessons are targeted at individuals who are either beginner surfers who prefer exclusive attention or intermediate surfers who are wanting to improve their skills.

You'll get 2 hours of surf coaching at one of Cape Town's most suitable surfing beaches, as well as:

  • Surfboard
  • 4:3 mm wetsuit rental
  • Wax
  • Leash
  • Qualified Coach
  • Free photos (conditions may not allow for everyone to be photographed)
  • Transport to and from the beach (optional)

Extra participants will be charged at group lesson rates. 

R1 350 for up to 2 persons transported / R1 150 for up to 2 persons self-drive

Contact us if you'd like to book for the Solo Stoked surf lesson

 

3) Uber Stoked

Surfing Lesson Cape Town

This package includes 4 x 2 hour group surf lessons which can be taken over a period of a few days up to 6 weeks.

You'll learn all about surf safety and ocean awareness, to paddling technique, how to stand up and surf the waves, turning and trimming green waves to wave selection and rules of the surf. 

This package includes:

  • Surfboard
  • 4:3 mm wetsuit rental
  • Wax
  • Leash
  • Qualified Coach
  • Free photos (conditions may not allow for everyone to be photographed)
  • Transport to and from the beach (optional)
  • Advice on what equipment is best
  • Guidance to the best stores to purchase your own gear

If you would prefer to 'try before you buy', book an 'Experience the Stoke' lesson and upgrade to the 'Uber-Stoked' package after your first lesson. Simply pay the price difference which will count for your first lesson as 1 of 4.

R2 100 per person transported / R1 350 per person self-drive

Contact us if you'd like to book for the Uber Stoked surf lesson

 

Surfing Camps In Cape Town

Accommodated surfing camps in Cape Town where you'll learn all about surfing techniques from our passionate guides.

Take a couple of days off to stay in a seaside village where you'll eat, breathe and play surfing. You'll have professional and passionate guides with you, who will provide your surfing lessons and make sure you have a fantastic experience. 

 

Choose from our 3 surf camp options:

1) Two Day Weekend Stoke

Surf Camp Cape Town

This 2 day surf camp takes you to the cosy seaside village in Cape Town called Muizenbergthe epicenter of the South African surf culture.

Your accommodation is located right at the beach and you'll be fed delicious healthy meals to make sure your energy levels are optimal for your surfing adventure.

The backpackers has amazing views of the surf from the deck, a bar, self-catering kitchen and comfortable communal areas to relax after a long day of surfing.

Over three progressive lessons you'll learn the basics of surfing, from paddling to standing up, how to read the waves and surfing etiquette. Between surf lessons, you can chill out on the beach.

Inclusions:

  • 1 night accommodation in mixed dorm at a backpackers
  • 1 x breakfast (day 2)
  • 1 x 2-course dinner (day 1)
  • All surfing equipment
  • 3 x 2 hour surf lessons
  • Use of all equipment
  • Surfing photographs (snapshots taken by coaches during the lesson) uploaded to the web
  • Surf photo slide show and surf movie screening
  • Return transfers from the city

Exclusions:

  • PRE- and POST-camp accommodation (i.e. the night prior to departure from Cape Town and the night of day 2 when we return to Cape Town). View Riverlodge Backpackers accommodation options
  • Airport transfers (these can be arranged at an additional cost)
  • Lunches (there are some good restaurants in the area where you can grab a bite to eat alternatively the accommodation has kitchen facilities which you may use to prepare your own lunch)
  • Snacks, soft drinks, bottled water, alcohol
  • Items of personal nature (including towels, sunscreen etc)

CAMP DATES 2017:

21-22 JAN / 18-19 FEB / 18-19 MAR / 14-15 APR / 20-21 MAY / 17-18 JUN / 15-16 JUL / 12-13 AUG / 23-24 SEPT / 14-15 OCT / 11-12 NOV / 9-10 DEC

R 1 950 per person

Contact us if you'd like to book the Weekend Stoke

 

2) Five Day Stoked & Ripping

Surf Camp Cape Town

The surf camp accommodation is based in the surf village of Muizenberg, only 40 minutes from the heart of Cape Town.

Over 7 progressive lessons, you'll everything from the very basics of catching a wave and standing up on a board to paddling through the surf to the ‘backline’ and riding the face of unbroken waves.

You will also learn about surf etiquette and how to ‘read’ the surf. Two free afternoons will give you a chance to catch some rays on the beach or go sightseeing in the quaint seaside village.

Inclusions:

  • 4 nights accommodation in mixed dorm at a backpackers
  • 4 x breakfast 
  • 2 x dinner (day 1 and day 4)
  • 7 x 2 hour surf lessons
  • Surfing equipment
  • Use of all equipment
  • Surfing photographs (snapshots taken by coaches during the lesson) uploaded on the web
  • Surf photo slide show and surf movie screening
  • Return transfers from the city

Exclusions:

  • PRE- and POST-camp accommodation (ie the night prior to departure from Cape Town and the night of day 2 when we return to Cape Town). View Riverlodge Backpackers accommodation options
  • Airport transfers (these can be arranged at an additional cost)
  • Lunches (there are some good restaurants in the area where you can grab a bite to eat alternatively the accommodation has kitchen facilities which you may use to prepare your own lunch)
  • Snacks, soft drinks, bottled water, alcohol
  • Items of personal nature (including towels, sunscreen etc)

CAMP DATES 2017:

21-25 JAN / 18-22 FEB / 18-22 MAR / 14-18 APR / 20-24 MAY / 17-21 JUN / 15-19 JUL / 12-16 AUG / 23-27 SEPT / 14-18 OCT / 11-15 NOV / 9-13 DEC

R 4 950 per person

Contact us if you'd like to book Stoked & Ripping

 

3) Three Day Stoked On The Southern Cape

Surfing Camp Cape Town

Embark on this 3 day road trip adventure along the beautiful coastline from Cape Town to a surf camp accommodation in the picturesque beach-side village of Arniston.

This exciting road trip offers you the opportunity to learn how to surf or improve your surfing whilst exploring some of the best-kept secrets of the Southern Cape.

Daily progressive surf lessons are combined with activities including visiting the Southernmost Tip of Africa, whale spotting in Hermanus, sand boarding at sunset and hiking along sand dunes to hidden seas caves.

Inclusions:

  • 2 nights accommodation in mixed dorm at a backpackers
  • 3 x 2 hour surf lessons
  • Use of all surfing equipment
  • Surfing photographs (snapshots taken by coaches during the lesson) uploaded to the web
  • Return transportation from Cape Town city pick up points
  • All meals from dinner on day #1 up to and including lunch on day #3
  • All listed activities, including sand boarding

It does NOT include:

  • PRE- and POST-camp accommodation (i.e. the night prior to departure from Cape Town and the night of day #3 when we return to Cape Town). View Riverlodge Backpackers accommodation options
  • Airport transfers (can be arranged at additional cost)
  • Lunch on day #1
  • Soft drinks, bottled water, snacks or alcohol
  • Any items of personal nature

CAMPS DATES 2017: 

27-29 JAN / 17-19 FEB / 24-26 MAR / 21-23 APR / 26-28 MAY / 23-25 JUN / 18-20 AUG / 15-17 SEP / 20-22 OCT / 17-19 NOV / 1-3 DEC / 28-30 JUL

R 3 850 per person

Contact us if you'd like to book Stoked On The Southern Cape

 

Surf Guiding For The Experienced Surfer

Surfing Guides In Cape Town

For the experienced surfer who doesn't know WHERE to go surfing in Cape Town

This surf guide is for the skilled surfers who may not be sure about where the best locations in Cape Town are to go surfing.

A passionate guide who is experienced in the best surfing spots with ample knowledge on the waves will pick you up from your lodging and take you to the best surfing location in Cape Town in accordance with your surfing skills (intermediate to advanced).

Your surfing guide is not there to instruct you on your surfing technique, only to take you to the ideal location and be a surfing companion in order to ensure you have the most fantastic surfing session in Cape Town. They will also ensure your safety and inform you of any possible rips/currents or dangers you need to be aware of.

It's advised that you must be a competent surfer with the ability to paddle out/duck dive through the waves to the back line and select/catch waves on your own.

Inclusions:

  • 4:3mm wetsuit
  • suitable surfboard
  • leash
  • wax
  • toll fees if you use Chapmans Peak drive

Exclusions:

  • sunscreen
  • towel
  • water
  • snacks/meals
  • entry into National Park if required

R1 600 (for up to 2 persons on a similar surfing level)

If you would like to book your own personal guide in Cape Town, please feel free to contact us at Riverlodge Backpackers.

 

SUP (Stand Up Paddle Boarding) Experience

SUP (stand up paddle board) Cape Town

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) In Cape Town's Flat Water & Beautiful Scenery

This 1.5 hour private experience takes you to a suitable Cape Town beach with very few waves where you will paddle in flat water and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Cape Peninsula at the same time. You will use large SUP boards in the lesson, so absolutely no experience is required. These beginner specific SUP boards provide stability and ease of paddle.

If you have experience in SUPing, please be sure to make us aware at the time of the booking so that you can be provided with a regular SUP rather.

These lessons are private with a minimum of 2 persons - get a friend involved, too!

Inclusions:

  • SUP board
  • Leash
  • Rash vest or wetsuit (weather dependent)
  • Return beach transfers from pick ups in the collection radius 

Exclsuions:

  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Any items of personal nature

R675

Contact us if you'd like to book for SUPing in Cape Town