Jenny, Frances and Ed met me at Big Bay yesterday 12pm with smiles of anticipation. All in their 50's and 60's they were keen to give this 'surfing thing' a go.
With children as old as I and grandchildren who were already surfers, they thought it was time to show the family who really was 'boss'! The waves were 3ft-nice big walls foam for the three of them to catch with ease. I pushed them into wave after wave, expecting them to tire a lot quicker than they did. In fact, I was left exhausted after the lesson as they kept coming back to get yet another wave.
They invited me to lunch afterwards where we chatted about the endless adventures all three of them had been on: from climbing Kilimanjaro, to diving in scary inland lakes with no visibility, to running marathons in their 50's, to early morning yoga classes and canoeing around the South Pole.
I felt privileged to be spending time with such an inspirational group of mature students. I want to be like them when I grow up! Needless to say, they all booked for another lesson next week. Watch out South African Masters team!
SURF LESSONS - GROUP & PRIVATE
In the need for some Vitamin D, a healthy dose of Vitamin Sea after being locked down for so long? Bring your Lockdown Lover, your sister, your brother, your Houseparty Mates or your Zoom Date and experience the 'stoke' of surfing with us.
A 1.5 hour lesson includes the use of all equipment and instruction from a qualified surf coach. Our surf school is mobile getting you to the beach with the best conditions on the day. Typically, during winter we operate at Muizenberg and during summer we operate in Big Bay. If you form your own private group of family and friends (recommended at this time), you may let us know your beach preference at the time of booking. For our regular group lessons, we will join you up with others we have surfing that day (we require a minimum of 4 persons to operate a group lesson). Once beaches are open and we are able to operate again, lessons will take place with a strict COVID-19 safety plan in place to ensure the safety of participants and staff.
- 1.5 hours of coaching from an SSA qualified surf coach with current First Aid and CPR certification
- use of a clean, sanitized wetsuit
- use of a sanitized surfboard and leash
- 100% guaranteed 'STOKE'
GROUP LESSONS R350pp
For this option, we will group you with others we have booked-min of 4 pax required to run a group lesson
Form your own group of family and friends and share the STOKE with those closest to you.
2 Person Private: R450pp
3 Person Private: R400pp
4-6 Person Private: R350pp