If you never surfed before this is a fun, safe way of learning the ABC of surfing.
This is a fun two-hour lesson with soft surfboard, full-length wetsuit and bright branded ID vest. These lessons are in waist deep white water waves and involves on the beach coaching and in the water coaching.
Learn to surf lessons are done at Dolphin Beach, an ideal learn to surf and safe Blue Flag beach. Ideal for all ages and no previous experience needed. Group ratio is one instructor for six people. In groups over six two instructors will be used.
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 in the surf school. Instructor then issues surfboards and the group walks across to the beach together.
A safety briefing is done on the beach and then the instructor start the lesson by describing and demonstrating all the steps to catching and riding waves. Clients practice what instructor has demonstrated on the beach first and then enter the water to catch and ride waves. 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
- No previous experience needed
- Indemnity form needs to be filled in before starting the session
- Bright ID vest
- Professional coaching
- Bathing costumes
- Swim wear
- Comfortable swim wear
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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.
Really great turion for two people. Excellent for beginners. Great surfing, value and staff!!
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).
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.
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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