Improver Surfing Lesson

  • About 2 hours


A two-hour session where the client is taught how to ride green, unbroken waves or improve their skill of riding these waves.

The instructor surfs with the client at one of the great intermediate breaks in front of the surf school. The instructor points out entry and exit routes to the break, positions the client in the best zone to catch waves and gives feedback and instruction after every ride.

Some experience needed and only for children that are comfortable being in deeper water. Groups limited to three per instructor.


Meet at the surf school 10 minutes before the lesson and the instructor does a briefing on the surf lesson. Indemnity forms and admin done. Instructor issues wetsuits and the clients get dressed in the changing facilities at the surf school. Instructor then issues the surfboards according to the clients surfing skills. They walk across to the intermediate break together.

A safety briefing and surf break layout is done on the beach before entering the water. Clients and instructor then paddle out into the surf break and the session begins. At the end of the lesson the group returns to surf school and have a shower. Wetsuits are taken off at the surf school and clients get dressed in changing facilities.

The instructor gives some feedback on the lesson and clients are encouraged to discuss the surfing and ask any questions.

Good to know

  • Arrive 10 minutes before your session
  • Some previous experience needed
  • You must be able to paddle out into the line up and paddle back after a ride
  • Groups limited to three per instructor
  • Indemnity form needs to be filled in before starting the session


  • Surfboard
  • Wetsuit
  • Professional coaching


  • Towels
  • Sunblock
  • Bathing costumes
  • Snacks
  • Water


  • Sunblock
  • Towel
  • Swim wear


  • Comfortable swim wear
  • Sunblock

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December, 2019

Had a great time learning the basics of surfing. Staff were helpful and instructors patient with all ages. Kids went back numerous times to rent boards and suits.

March, 2020

Really great turion for two people. Excellent for beginners. Great surfing, value and staff!!

August, 2019

Really great school! Thanks Angelo for the awesome time and the great advices, you were really nice and helpful. Me and my friends were able to stand on the board after only a few tries with the help of your detailed and exhaustive lesson. Best place if you need to learn from the start. Boards and suits were ok too (other schools provide terrible equipment so it's something to be taken in consideration).

June, 2018

I went surfing with Etienne for two days. He gave me some great pointers to improve my surfing, showed me the best spots around the bay (entrances and exits), and was really flexible working with my schedule and the type of swell. He met me at my hotel and made the extra effort to drop off and pick up a board on the days I was guiding myself. Most everyone around town knows Etienne, so it makes for an easy experience in and out of the water. Really nice guy, very knowledgeable and good equipment if you need to rent. My girlfriend also took a lesson and his team had her standing up within a few hours. Definitely recommend.

January, 2019

Angelo was a great teacher, and it was so much fun catching my first waves! J-Bay is a great place for beginners to learn how to surf since the water is relatively shallow and the waves seem to be relatively tame as well (at least while I was there).

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The guest can cancel free of charge until 24 hours before arrival. The guest will be charged the total price if they cancel in the 24 hours before arrival.

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