Learn To Surf With a Private Instructor

  • About 2 hours


Never surfed before? This is a fun, safe way of learning the ABC of surfing with your own private instructor.

This is a two-hour lesson with a private instructor, soft surfboard, full-length wetsuit and bright branded ID vest. These lessons are in waist deep white water waves and involves both beach coaching and in the water coaching.

The 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.


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 wetsuit and the client get dressed in the changing facilities in the surf school.

Instructor then issues the surfboard before you walk 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 enters the water to catch and ride waves. At the end of the lesson the client returns to surf school and has a shower. Wetsuit is taken off at the surf school and client get dressed in changing facilities.

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

Good to know

  • Arrive 10 minutes before your session
  • Ideal for all ages
  • No previous experience needed
  • Private lesson
  • Indemnity form needs to be filled in before starting the session


  • Surfboard
  • Wetsuit
  • Bright ID vest
  • Professional coaching


  • Towels
  • Sunblock
  • Bathing costumes
  • Snacks
  • Water


  • Sunblock
  • Towel
  • Swim wear


  • Comfortable swim wear
  • Sunblock

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Easy Cancellation
Full refund on cancellations up to 24 hours before activity starts.
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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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The beauty of Table Mountain, Lions Head and the Atlantic Sea Board coastline from the comfort of our kayaks is unrivalled. Dolphins, seals, penguins, Sunfish and occasionally whales frequent our Cape Town.

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