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.
Cavin, the funny one with the contagious smile. Cavin has been a water-baby since he was well, a baby, and was part of his local surf life-saving club from a young age. Not only a great rugby player in his time, but he has played many watersports including waterpolo and taught himself how to surf when he was 11 years old. After riding his first wave, surfing soon became his first love and he has never looked back. He is currently studying a sports management degree and is a professional surf coach and surf guide when he isn't nose in the books. He also volunteers for a local surf outreach program which has shown him how surfing can help people, especially kids from a disadvantaged background. Surfing has the ability to change lives, by giving confidence and providing a different means of therapy through the healing power of the ocean. Cavin has proudly been a part of the Stoked School of Surf team since 2016 and continues to bring laughter and 'stoke' to all of his clients.
Henri is one of our head surf coaches. He always knew he had a great love for the ocean and willingness to spend his life close to it as a diver or surfer. He started surfing for fun at the age of 10 and became a dive instructor in Mozambique later on, to explore the ocean and its community. He loves coaching and teaches people to surf in a calm way, yet with lots of enthusiasm and even helps people overcome some great fears. Henri believes that with surfing you can show people another side of the sea and even though you have to respect the ocean, you can have so much fun in it! Surfing is the way for him to have that great connection with the ocean. Henri is now proudly part of the Stoked team and spreads the 'stoke' feeling with many students!
Wade is the youngest member of our great team and started surfing in High School. After catching his first wave, he immediately got hooked- joined a surf club and has been surfing competitively and for fun ever since! Surfing connects him with the ocean on a deep level and is the one thing that keeps him down to earth.
Being able to share your knowledge and passion with people that are new to this amazing sport and putting smiles on their faces- those are the things that make him love coaching so much. He says that the face students make once they're getting up on their first wave are priceless to him, and the feeling that comes afterwards even better! It is such a rewarding job. Wade is now proudly part of the Stoked team and spreads the 'stoke' feeling with many students!
Our Hout Bay local Jack started surfing by himself at the age of 8 years old and grew up in the sea.
He's always been a lover of water and all sports that involve water. The adrenaline of surfing bigger and more powerful waves is his favorite thing in the world, it keeps him on his toes and helps him understand the dangers and unpredictability of the ocean. When the waves are good, you'll find him at his favorite local spot along the Sea Point Promenade as well as other waves along the Atlantic seaboard. He loves to travel and to experience different environments to immerse himself in different surf cultures, meet happy people and surf new waves. Surfing is a real passion of Jack and to be able to share such 'stoke' with others is why he is a proud surfer and surf coach of Stoked School of Surf!
David, the more serious one has 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.