Experienced, Qualified Coaches:
All of our coaches are qualified Surfing South Africa instructors in possession of First Aid certifications. The coaches that drive our clients, have all the necessary clearences and the required professional driving permits. Our coaches are proficient surfers themselves with the ability to coach/surf guide across skills levels.
We use quality equipment that is updated yearly. Our wetsuits are 4:3mm thick, keeping our students warm throughout the year. We have a range of surfboards suited for all abilities, from beginner specific softboards, to a full quiver of fibreglass boards from 5.10-9ft.
Being mobile and paying meticulous attention to the conditions, allows us to surf at the break with the best conditions.
Pick Up Service:
We offer transported options for all of our offerings in order to ease your travel.
We are fully insured for both 'in' and 'out' of water activity along with our passenger liability insurance when transporting clients. Our vehicles are correctly licensed to carry 'fare-paying' passengers and are inspected regularly for road worthiness.
We take photos during the lessons and camps using Go-Pros, which we upload to the web and circulate to our students free of charge.
Michelle started surfing in her early twenties and two years later, left her career as marketing manager to embark on a four year global adventure that took her to some of the best surf breaks in the world from California, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Chile, Mexico, Panama, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand.
Wildy passionate about spreading the incredible feeling of ‘stoke’ which changed her lifestyle and sharing the unique South African beach culture with locals and foreigners alike, Michelle returned to South Africa to start Stoked School of Surf in 2009. She combines the knowledge gained from her Sports Science degree with her SSA surf coach accreditation and lifeguarding skills to offer professional, personalised surf coaching in a relaxed, fun environment.
Michelle is totally 'stoked' with the surf team we have at Stoked School of Surf. Along with their infectious passion for the surfing lifestyle and humility regardless of their accolades, they continue to offer a superior level of surf lessons, guides, adventures and camps, which Stoked School of Surf prides itself in.
Alexi started surfing about 9 years ago and joined the Stoked School of Surf team in June of 2015. He is a qualified chef and an amatuer photographer with a true passion for surfing.
He finds surfing to be his daily form of meditation and fitness. This is why after graduating from his chef degree, he spent over a year travelling the South African coastline surfing all the amazing breaks dotted along the way. He started coaching surfing in order to maximise his time in the ocean whilst introducing newcomers to the sport and culture of surfing. Whilst he has a laid-back approach, Alexi's passion for coaching is evident in his enthusiasm during his surf lessons from hooting when you stand up to building wave sculptures during his land demonstrations.
His favourite part of coaching is when a student catches their first good wave and looks back at him with a massive grin on their face with that look of 'stoke' that says it all... 'I get it, that's why you surf...'
David was inspired by his father to start surfing at the tender age of 7 years old. Whilst having a great interest in photograpgy and art, as he grew older he felt a connection to the surfing lifestyle and the ocean. This connection has given him a sense of freedom and a passion to further his abilities in life and in surfing.
David loves coaching, which is visible in his infectious energy and positivity during his surf lessons. He views coaching as a learning experience. It helps him apply the discipline taught to him by surfing while providing the opportunity to share his vast knowledge of surfing and to see his students' smiling faces when they embrace the feeling of 'stoke' for their first time.
This David is older and a bit more serious than his younger namesake, partly due to having been in some rather scary situations when surfing the bigger and more serious waves along South Africa's rugged coastlines.
Born and raised in beautiful Cape Town, David has over 35 years surfing experience and when he is not running his own affiliated tour company (www.africanbluetours.com) or handling our experienced surf guiding clients, you'll find him chasing the big swells along the Cape Town coastline.
He has a vast knowledge of both our coastlines totaling 2700km in length and is thus suited to guiding our more experienced surfers on some amazing surfing adventures and surfaris. Being a qualified tourist guide, David can help you explore other South African tourist sites, must see adventures and highlights along your travels and will impart both his surfing and general South African knowledge with some interesting stories.