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Learn to surf in Ballito

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 11 reviews.Ballito, South Africa

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Experience hosted by Janek

60 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll meet at one of Ballito's beautiful beaches and change into our surf attire. We provide surfboards, rash vests and wetsuit tops so all you need is your swimwear, suncream or zink and a towel to dry off after.

We then head down to the beach where we conduct a 15 minutes briefing on water safety and basic pop up techniques. Your instructor will guide you, wave by wave, and give you a regular critique. Our main focus is to ensure that you are safe, catching heaps of waves and to get you stoked on wanting more.

Ballito is known for its pristine beaches that cater for all levels of surfing which makes it the perfect spot to learn to surf or to work on improving your surfing skills and technique.

We offer group and private surf lessons for all levels. Our group lessons ranging from 2-10 people with a maximum of 3 learners per coach, and private consisting of a one on one with one of our surf instructors.
We'll meet at one of Ballito's beautiful beaches and change into our surf attire. We provide surfboards, rash vests and wetsuit tops so all you need is your swimwear, suncream or zink and a towel to dry off after.

We then head down to the beach where we conduct a 15 minutes briefing on water safety and basic pop up techniques. Your instructor will guide you, wave by wave, and give you a regular critique. Our main focus is to ensure th…

What's included

  • Equipment
    We provide all the gear to set you up for your lesson including surfboards,...
From G$3,047
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Janek

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 11 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Ballito local and owner of Ballito Surf School. I have been surfing for 10+ years at my home break and I love that I get to share my passion with like-minded people from all over the world on a daily basis.
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Where you'll be

We will meet at Willard Beach, (Ballito main beach) where you will be introduced to your surf instructors and hold a 15min beach briefing on water safety and pop up techniques.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 11 reviews.

Costa
January 2020
Excellent experience, really enjoyed it. Janek and his team where also really great I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to learn to Surf
Gordon
January 2020
All four participants were made to feel at ease and thoroughly enjoyed the challenge. Thanks for making the experience one that we would like to repeat.
Shupi
December 2019
Janek went out of the way to give my kids a good experience. The beach surface is rocky but the waters are calm and clean.
Lindsey
October 2019
Very cool surfing lesson with Janek. He made me feel super comfortable and confident in taking on the ocean - was my first time on a surf board so was a little nervous! Really awesome experience!
Bernard
January 2020
A lot of fun if you have never been on a surf board. Definitely worth doing.
Alexandra
January 2020
Very nice for beginners. Not overwhelming at all.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

More tips

Please note times may vary slightly due to lessons being held on the low tide. Please contact us after booking and we'll confirm a time to meet on the day that you've booked. Lessons are approximately 1hr long and are subject to weather conditions and tides on the day.

What to bring

Swimwear

Towel