5-Day 'Stoked & Ripping'

Muizenberg

BASIC INFO

Immerse yourself in the South African surfing lifestyle on this 5-day progressive surf camp. The surf camp accommodation is based in the surf village of Muizenberg, only 40 minutes from the heart of Cape Town. Over seven progressive lessons we will teach you everything from the very basics of catching a wave and standing up on a board to paddling through the surf to the ‘backline’ and riding the face of unbroken waves. You will also learn about surf etiquette and how to ‘read’ the surf. Two free afternoons will give you a chance to catch some rays on the beach or explore the sights in the local area. You are sure to be stoked and ‘ripping’ in the surf after this 5-day camp.

CAMP DATES 2016:

26-30 NOV

17-21 DEC

CAMP DATES 2017:

21-25 JAN

18-22 FEB

18-22 MAR

14-18 APR * Starts Friday as it is a long weekend

20-24 MAY

17-21 JUN

15-19 JUL

12-16 AUG

23-27 SEPT

14-18 OCT

11-15 NOV

9-13 DEC

R 4950pp

LOCATION & INCLUSION

The surf camp accommodation is at a backpackers based right on the beachfront at Muizenberg Surfer's Corner. This backpackers has amazing views of the surf from the deck, a bar, self-catering kitchen and comfortable communal areas to relax after a long day of surfing in one of Africa's and Cape Town's most historic surf spots. The advertised pricing includes comfortable dorm room accommodation. Upgrades to private single or double rooms are available upon request and subject to availability.

Inclusions:

  • 4 nights accommodation in mixed dorm at a backpackers
  • 4 x breakfast 
  • 2 x dinner (day 1 and day 4)
  • 7 x 2 hour surf lessons
  • use of all equipment
  • surfing photographs (snapshots taken by coaches during the lesson) uploaded to the web
  • surf photo slide show and surf movie screening
  • return transfers from the city

Exclusions:

  • PRE- and POST-camp accommodation (ie the night prior to departure from Cape Town and the night of day 2 when we return to Cape Town). These can be arranged if needed at an additional cost
  • airport transfers (these can be arranged at an additional cost)
  • lunches (there are some good restaurants in the area where you can grab a bite to eat alternatively the accommodation has kitchen facilities which you may use to prepare your own lunch)
  • snacks, soft drinks, bottled water, alcohol
  • items of personal nature (including towels, sunscreen etc)

 

SURF GEAR & TRANSPORT

Stoked School of Surf will collect you from one of our designated city pick up points at 8:15-8:45am on day 1. You'll be transported to the beach in one of our surf school vehicles. On day 2, we will drop you off (at the same pick up point) at approximately 2:00pm after a weekend of sun, surf and fun.

We will provide you with a wetsuit and surfboard to use for each surf lesson. For those who have never surfed or who have only surfed a handful of times, we use our beginner specific soft boards making it easy to catch waves and stand up. As you progress through your lessons, the coach may move you onto different boards and you may even find yourself riding a regular 'hard' board by the end of the camp. For those who have surfed before and have an understanding of how to catch waves and handle a board in crowded conditions, we offer regular epoxy or fibreglass boards. We use 4:3mm wetsuits that are well maintained and are sure to keep you warm for the duration of each 2-hour session. These surf camps are great for any visitor to the mother city. They are also perfectly designed for school holidays, for both kids or adult party ideas and can make a great adventure for any team build or even a unique bachelorette or bachelors weekend. It’s all about sharing in the 'stoke'.

ITINERARY

Day One: Saturday: lesson #1 & lesson #2

We’ll pick you up the city and transfer you to Muizenberg where we will proceed with lesson #1. During lesson #1 you will be taken through the very basics of ocean awareness, safety, how to paddle and catch a wave and finally how to stand up on the board. After checking into the accommodation and a lunch break, we will continue onto lesson #2. You may find yourself riding a wave all the way to the sand. We will end the day by enjoying a delicous 2-course homecooked dinner together before watching a slide show of the lesson photos. We close off the evening with a screening of a classic surf movie. For those that wish to venture out, there is a popular bar just next door where you can enjoy a few drinks and music-but we are sure you'll probably want to rest up after a fun day in the surf and sun.

Day Two: Sunday: lesson #3

After breakfast we commence with lesson #3 where you’ll begin to feel more comfortable with direction changes in the ‘foamies’ and understand what the ‘surf check’ is all about. You have the afternoon and evening to explore the city or book a half day activity.

Day Three: Monday: lesson #4 and #5

In the fourth lesson, we’ll continue getting you comfortable with transferring your weight on the surfboard. After lunch you will learn how to paddle out through the foamies to the ‘backline’.

Day Four: Tuesday: lesson #6

In lesson #6 all the skills you have learnt over the past few days will come together to hopefully have you up and riding on an unbroken wave. The rest of the day can be spent relaxing, exploring the local beaches or signing up for an adventure activity.

Day Five: Wednesday: lesson #7

By the end of this seventh lesson you’re sure to be 'stoked and ripping'. Before you depart the surf camp we will happily advise on what gear is best to buy so that you can continue living the surfing lifestyle.

What to bring & Faq's

  • waterproof suncreen (zinc and or ‘Island Tribe’ recommended)
  • towels x 2
  • bathing suit/boardshorts
  • warm jacket
  • sandals
  • bottle of water
  • cash for refreshments, lunches on day 1-5, dinner day 2&3
Faq's
Faq's

We offer dorm room accommodation for most clients, but should you require more privacy, we can secure a Single or Double room.

 Subject to the backpackers availability and pricing.

We do cater for dietary restrictions, however we mean actual restrictions, such as vegan, vegetatian, lactose intolerant and allergies and not simple preference.

No you do not have to. We will provide your wetsuit and board.

We use beginner specific foamboards but have an array of hard boards you may use, if the coach sees progress.

Please specify if you have prior surfing experience and would like to use a hardboard.

All our camps and surf trips have set dates. We try host  them once per month, however that is subject to participation.

The 2 Day and 5 Day camps are actually set to run simultaneously and take place in Muizenberg, where you will be staying for the duration of the camp.

The major diffenence is the duration and potentially your improvement level,  as they both offer a rigorous surfing schedule.

 

The 5 Day ’Stoked & Ripping’ is our intense surf package.

It involves 7 surf lessons over the 5 days, 4x nights accommodation with daily breakfast and 2 x dinners.

 

The 2 Day ‘Weekend Stoke’ is our crash course of surf packages and starts at the same time as the 5 Day.

It involves 3 surf lessons, 1x night accommodation with dinner and breakfast.

Yes there certainly is. Please note our terms and conditions BEFORE making your booking with us as these are not negotiable:

SURF CAMPS/TRIPS: less than 21 days prior to departure-NO REFUND; 22-30 days prior to departure-50% refund; More than 31 days prior to departure-90% refund.

Yes it is. We need to make sure about the amount of people who are attending and we need to know any dietary or medical conditions which may be pertinent. 

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