LEARN TO SURF
Group surf lessons are an affordable and fun way to learn to surf. You and your crew can schedule a lesson with our experienced surf coaches. The group lessons are run exactly the same as private one-on-one lessons, except you are in the water with the instructor and your friends or family.
Everyone will be in the water at the same time, everyone will have a board and everyone will be having fun! You will be given group instruction as well as one-on-one attention from a team of instructors.
We can accommodate any size group. Please call in advance to ensure we have availability.
Can anyone take surf lessons?
Of course! We offer private lessons and surf camps for ALL AGES !
Kids Ages 6+ up
The Best Way to Learn
A private lesson is the fastest and easiest way to learn to surf. The lesson will be designed to fit your specific surfing needs and the one-on-one attention will ensure your reach or exceed your goals.
Students taking private lessons are fitted with a wetsuit (if necessary) and board and given one-on-one instruction from one of our professional coaches. Just bring a swimsuit and a desire to learn to surf and we'll take care of the rest!
Your coach will work with you to help you get accustomed to the mechanics and timing of the waves as well as teach you the skills to enjoy riding them. If you have surfed a few times before, this class will help refine your techniques and develop a foundation for more advanced maneuvers. If you've never surfed before, this is your opportunity to experience the rush!
The Lesson Offers:
Professional instruction from a staff with more than 20 years of surf experience
Beginner to Advanced Surfboards
Private Lessons Emphasize:
Development of balance and strength
Safety and etiquette
Judging and catching waves
Paddling, standing up, turning, and riding down the line
All Lessons include 1 hour instruction and equipment.
Private Lesson R300 I $40 1 person
Semi-Private R250 I $30 2+ ppl
Groups R200 I $25 5+ ppl
Available 7 Days a week
By appointment only
Looking to Improve your Surfing ?
We offer Advanced Coaching to take you to the NEXT LEVEL !
Your First Lesson
We’ll start your first lesson on the warm sand and teach you how to select and catch small, white-water waves lying on your stomach. You will learn an efficient paddle technique, which will be applicable throughout your whole surfing career. First-time surf lessons are all done in friendly and forgiving white water waves, so you’ll never be out of your depth. You’ll learn how to select and catch waves; you will learn how to stand up and surf! The skills you will learn in this first lesson will give you the foundation you need for everything you’ll ever need on a surf board and it will fill you with confidence as you’ll realize how un-intimidating the surf is, when you know exactly what to do.
Stage one surf lessons are all done in friendly and forgiving white water waves, so you’ll never be out of your depth. You’ll learn how to select and catch waves; how turn; how to stall and accelerate the board; and the functional stance, which is so important for when you progress further.
Stage two surf lessons are about paddling past the white water and surfing a clean break. You’ll learn how to paddle out through waves efficiently and safely; select and catch unbroken waves; understand surf etiquette; know how to confidently and safely deal with any situation which may present itself to you; and to position yourself correctly for each individual wave.
Stage three surf lessons involve learning how, why and when to perform basic maneuvers on the unbroken face of the wave. We start with trimming your board across the wave to find the fastest line. We then learn about white water climbs, floaters, carving changes of direction, fades and cut backs.
Stage four surf lessons are all about performing committed maneuvers, in the critical part of the wave, with speed power and flow. This involves: establishing which areas of your surfing need to be focused on; learning which drills are relevant to you and breaking your free surfs up into productive bite sized sessions.
Learn To Surf Packages
If you truly want to learn to surf, spending as much time in the water as possible is the key. We have Weekend and Week long "Learn To Surf" and "Surf & Stay" packages designed to teach you the fundamentals of surfing by spending each day in the water with 1 to 2 surf sessions per day with your professional surf coach.
Our Beach Front Surf Camp allows you to spend as much time as possible at the beach, hanging with fellow surfers and your surf coach in the Umzumbe Surf House. Not only will you surf every day, you'll truly live the life of a dedicated surfer.
Additional activities such as surf stretching, yoga, hiking, site-seeing, culture tours and day surf trips are available with each package. Email Us about our Weekend and Week long Surf packages.