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.
This classic combo of our popular ‘Uber-Stoked’ 4-lesson package and seven nights accommodation in the trendy Kloof Street area of Cape Town is perfect for those wanting to learn how to surf whilst having the flexibility to tap into the pulse of our vibrant city. A surfing holiday is a refreshing adventure for anyone from outside of Cape Town. We will arrange the accommodation on your behalf and book you in for your lessons over the time you are here. We will even help you arrange any other tourist and local activities you may want to do during your stay in Cape Town from paragliding to wine tasting. If you're looking for a week of adventure to explore the heart of Cape Town, this is the option for you.
Once you have confirmed your travel dates, we will ensure that the necessary accommodation and lesson bookings are made. For this option you are flexible to let us know which of the four days during your stay you wish to surf (or leave it up to us to decide when we think conditions are best). This package can be booked year round (subject to accommodation and lesson availability). Airport transfers and additional nights/lessons can be added at additional cost.
Dorm room: R4750pp
Double room: R6700 pp sharing
Single room: R10400
LOCATION & INCLUSIONS
You will be based at lodging in the trendy Kloof Street area of Cape Town that is within walking distance of a variety of many great restuarants, local fashion stores and the famous Bree and Long Streets. The accommodation is of world class standard offering 4-bed dorm rooms and hotel-style double and single rooms all with en suite bathrooms. There is a well-known bar onsite providing a festive atmosphere most nights of the week. Wifi is included and so is a deli style breakfast at the on site cafe.
The location of this lodging gives us the flexibility to access both coasts of the Cape Peninsula, so that we can take you to the most suitable beach depending on the conditions on the day of your surf lessons. We check the surf forecast on several reliable sources and combine this information with our local knowledge to decide where we will go each day. We consider factors such as wind, tides, swell direction and ocean temperatures before making our decision to provide the safest and most enjoyable surfing experience.
- 4 x 2-hour surf lessons including return beach transfers, use of a 4:3mm wetsuit and suitable surfboard
- 7 x nights accommodation at city based lodging (dorm, double or single room options available)
- 7 x breakfasts
- wifi at accommodation
- airport transfers (can be arranged upon request)
- optional activities eg. wine tour, Cape Peninsula tour, paraglding etc. (can be arranged upon request)
- lunches and dinners
- any items of personal nature
SURF GEAR & TRANSPORT
We use quality 4:3mm wetsuits to keep you warm throughout the year. Wetsuits are well maintained-washed and rinsed after each use. We use beginner specific softboards for those who have never touched a surfboard or only surfed a handful of times. These boards are easy to catch waves with and make standing easier as they are stable. If you have a bit more surfing experience and are wanting to use a regular epoxy/fibreglass board, kindly let us know at the time of booking.
We will pick you up from the city-based lodging on the pre-arranged dates for your four surf lessons and transport you to the beach in our comfortable van or our original surf school VW golf. For morning lessons, pick up is 8:15-8:30am and for afternoon lesson slots we'll collect you at 1:15-1:30pm.
On the four dates you book your lessons with us, we will pick you up from the city-based lodging and transport you to the beach with the most ideal wind and swell conditions on the day. Upon arrival at the beach, we change into our wetsuits and hit the surf for a 2- hour lesson. Each of the 4 lessons is progressive, so that you learn new skills in each lesson. This includes everything from surf saftey and ocean awareness to paddling technique and how to stand up and surf the waves, directional changes, paddling to the backline, catching green waves and surf ettiquette. Skills taught are based on your personal progression so that you are never out of a depth where you feel comfortable.
For morning lessons, pick up is 8:15-8:30am and drop offs take place 12:45-1:30pm.
For afternoon lessons, pick up is 1:15-1:30pm and drop offs take place 5:45-6:30pm.
Please note: The above drop off times are dependent on number of other drop offs we need to do en route back from the beach and traffic through the city. If you have time constraints (eg other tour bookings or flight departures), kindly let us know at the time of enquiry/booking to ensure we can accommodate this.
What to bring & Faq's
-waterproof suncreen (zinc and or ‘Island Tribe’ recommended)
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.
We provide very nice 4:3mm wetsuits, which should keep you well protected from the colder waters in Cape Town.
This will also depend on your threshold for cold temperatures and how active you are in the water. The more you move the less cold you will be.
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.
All our camps and surf trips have set dates. We try host them once per month, however that is subject to participation.
Yes there certainly is. Please note our terms and conditions BEFORE making your booking with us as these are not negotiable:
SURF LESSON/GUIDING: Less than 48 hours prior to booking date-NO REFUND; Less than 72 hrs before booking date-50% refund; 7 days prior to booking date-90% refund. 'Uber-Stoked' package needs to be used within 6 weeks of first lesson date. Package lessons are not transferable to a third party.
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.