What level of surfer are you?

What level of surfer are you?

We all want to be an amazing surfer right? I mean who wouldn’t want to be able to carve up any wave with fluidity and style like the pros do?

The truth is…most of us think we are way better surfers than we actually are. Not to burst your pipe dreams here…but we always recommend downplaying your surfing ability when booking an experience with a surf operator to ensure you don’t find yourself in a situation way above your head, or out of your depth so to speak.

To make it easy to work out which level of surfing you’re at, we have broken it down into three distinct levels and trust you’ll identify with one of these:


Beginner Surfer

Either you’ve never touched a surfboard before or you’ve surfed a couple of times. You find yourself in waist-deep water catching broken waves (foamies) straight to the shore on a longboard or soft top. You’re still mastering the skill of the surfer’s pop up, correct paddling technique, reading the waves, and directional changes.

We recommend booking the following experiences:

Adult Group Surf Lesson to learn in a group setting

Private Surf Lesson for 1:1 attention to fast-track your progress. 

Private Day Trip to combine a private surf lesson with a full day of adventuring around the Cape Peninsula and/or wine tasting at local vineyards.


Intermediate Surfer

You’ve been surfing consistently for a couple of months or years. You’re able to paddle out to the backline, comfortably sit on your board, paddle for unbroken waves, and pop up with ease. You’re most likely working on improving your duck-diving skills, wave selection, angular take-offs, generating speed down the line, and turning.

We recommend booking the following experiences:

Private Surf Lesson for 1:1 attention to work on specific skills you wish to improve on. 

Private Day Trip for a unique combination of a private surf lesson with an adventure around the Cape Peninsula and/or wine tasting.

Private Multi-day trip to adventure for several days along the East/West Coast, improving your surfing at different breaks along the way.


Experienced Surfer

You know your way around a surfboard and surfing your local break is part of your weekly workout regime. You have your own quiver of boards, understand surf etiquette, and how to handle a busy line-up. Too many days spent out of the water leaves your gills dry.

We recommend booking the following experiences:

Private Surf Guiding for a half-day with a local surf guide getting you to the waves best suited to your preference.

Private Day Trip to combine surfing a local break with an adventure around the Cape Peninsula or wine tasting.

Private Multi-day trip for the ultimate surfari along the West or East Coast with an experienced, local surf/tourist guide.

As you can see, there is a vast difference between each level of surfing, and progressing to the next level requires lots of commitment and water time. It is important to be certain that when you consider where you are at in your surfing journey you are honest with yourself so that you get the most out of the surf experience you choose.

Contact us today to book the surf experience that best matches your ability.

Need more convincing?

Check our reviews to help make your decision.

Sanne Fernhout
Sanne Fernhout
We go to Cape Town every year now for the last 6 years, and we always take one or two mornings to surf with Stoked. And it always is one of the highlights of my trip to SA. They are the funniest and most professional group of people, we always had an absolute 10/10 experience surfing with them. They genuinely care about you learning to surf but at the same time having a great experience and loads of fun. I surfed with Alfi, Alexi and David and they are fantastic teachers. I would absolutely recommend anyone to surf with them, you will not regret it!!
Roxanne Long
Roxanne Long
A big thank you to the whole Stoked Surf team for making your holiday camp a safe, supportive and overall wonderful experience. For the admin work, the driving, the prepping, the training, the support, the laughs and of course, that elation at managing to stand up and 'ride' for the first time - you've all been fabulous. We'll see you again!
Jason Warren
Jason Warren
We had an awesome time! Would highly recommend taking a lesson here - we arrived as tourists and left as surfers. We learned a lot and had a ton of fun. Great experience!
Vivi Hinzke
Vivi Hinzke
Michelle and her team are amazing. They always try to create the perfect experience. I can really recommend them!
Marie Dittrich
Marie Dittrich
Amazing surf experiences with Stoked Surf School in Capetown!The beautiful beach in Muizenberg and the great surf conditions made my surf lessons an unforgettable experience! The instructor Henri was super kind and helpful and really made the surf lessons an amazing time! The lessons were adjusted to my personal surf level, that was really effective. Great equipment too! Can highly recommend to everyone who‘s ready to have an amazing time standing up on the board! :))
Marlon Berndt
Marlon Berndt
I took 7 lessons in total over a time of 4 weeks. I had never really surfed before, but with the help of Henri, probanly one of the best Surf teachers in capetown, I became a pretty decent surfer I would say. Appart from that the service and the people where super nice and I had an amazing time learning to surf at Stocked. 10/10 ; )
yara el saadani
yara el saadani
What a great experience ! Great way to end our SA holiday, Henri our instructor was great. Highly recommended
Bryan Chester
Bryan Chester
Surf guide; If you want to surf Cape Town it’s almost silly not to use Stoked to guide. The magic of Cape Town is beaches all over to accept different swell and wind directions, size etc. Trying to find the right spot solo would be a waste of your short time here. Michelle was awesome. She took me to several spots tailored to the conditions and what I was looking for. We paddled out at an uncrowded spot, clean waves and exactly what I wanted. Board was almost exactly what I ride at home, wetsuit solid. Most importantly, Michelle is a pleasure of a human being. Great person to spend the morning with and have a surf. Recommended times infinity.
Courtney Overton
Courtney Overton
Henri was an absolute blast to learn to surf with. My husband and I did private lessons with him and are a relatively different levels of experience and comfort. Henri was able to work with us both and was super encouraging. I would absolutely recommend joining a Stoke Surf lesson if you have the time!

Why a Mobile Surf School?

Why a Mobile Surf School?

We opted to do things differently. We find that whilst it makes perfect sense to us, some of our clients grapple with the concept of our mobility. So we thought it was worth writing a short explanation:

We do not have a shop… in fact we are not based right on the beachfront. Instead, we have a head office in Camps Bay and take bookings for all our services including rentals in advance via email/booking site/telephone.

There are TWO main reasons we decided on being a MOBILE surf school:

1. Two coastlines to surf:

Cape Town is located on a Peninsula which means we are the lucky ones to have options when it comes to surfing in Cape Town. With our headquarters being based in Camps Bay, we have easy access to the beaches of the Western side of the Peninsula (also known as the Atlantic side) along with the beaches of the Eastern side (better known as False Bay). Rather than having a fixed location at one beach, by being mobile, we can easily adapt to the current surf conditions. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced surfer, when you surf with us, you know you’ll be getting to the beach with the best conditions suited to your surfing level. Now that’s something to be totally stoked about.


2. Surfing beaches are a fair distance from Central Cape Town:

If you find yourself in Cape Town, without a car, getting to the best surfing beaches is a logistical issue. Some of the best surf spots are up to a 45-minute drive from the city center.  We have solved this problem by offering you the option* to ride with us to the beach in our surf van. What better than a hassle-free service where pick up and drop off are included with your surf experience-so all you have to do is jump in the van and leave the details to us. 😃

Stoked you found us?

Book your surf experience with us today!🏄‍♀️

*We also have options to meet at the beach for some of the services we offer.



For some, surfing is just a fun water sport to take part in now and again, for others, it’s a lifestyle. It’s more than simply getting in the water and riding the first wave. It’s like therapy. With surfing, you can take your time clearing your mind and body of any and all negative energy and simply enjoy life in the moment. Simply letting go while calmly sitting on the azure waters of the Mother City is a feeling only a surfer knows.

We decided to have a chat with our surf instructors at Stoked on why they choose to surf, how they started, and what their favourite surfing spots are in Cape Town and other parts of Africa.


Stoked Surf Guide & Instructor: Michelle

How Long Have You Been Surfing?

18 years

What’s Your Favourite Spot?

I love surfing various spots along the West Coast for two reasons  there are plenty of lefts (and I am a goofy-footer) and the quiet, sparsity of the coastline is food for the soul.

Where do You Think New Surfers Could Have the Most Fun?

Muizies (nickname locals love to use for Muizenberg) is always a great way to start surfing. The water is often a few degrees ‘warmer’ than the Atlantic, the waves are generally gentle and the ocean bottom is sandy. 

However, Big Bay can also offer really fun learning conditions — one just needs to be sure not to venture there when the swell is too big, as it can then be a bit of a rough ride for beginners. 

The key to improving one’s surfing is to not get ‘stuck’ surfing easy waves and to progress out of your comfort zone to other more challenging spots (with guidance from a more skilled friend or coach of course) as your surfing improves.

Where Did You First Surf?

I first stood up on a wave in Muizenberg on my friend’s Dad’s home-made board from the ’60s wearing a wetsuit from a similar era. Needless to say, that first wave changed my life forever… I soon quit my job to work and travel around the globe surfing amazing places.

What’s Your Favourite Off-the-Beaten-Track Wave to Surf and Why? 

A wave on the South Coast of KZN. The spot needs a few factors to be in sync to produce incredible, rippable waves from the right phase of the moon, perfect amount of sand, a very specific swell direction and swell height and light offshore winds. I have been lucky enough to score it for two years in a row. And look forward to getting back up there again soon.


Stoked Surf Guide: David 

How Long Have You Been Surfing?

40 years

What’s Your Favourite Spot?

The reefs around Kommetjie because of the varied and exciting waves they offer. 

Where do You Think New Surfers Could Have the Most Fun?

An uncrowded beach that suits their surfing level which would provide the best chance for maximum waves and stoke.

Where Did You First Surf?

My earliest memories of standing up on a board were ‘skurfing’ behind my Dad’s boat on the Keurboomsriver in Plettenberg Bay over December holidays at the age of 6 years old. Since then, it’s been 40 years of many waves across West and East Coasts of South Africa.

What’s Your Favourite Off-the-Beaten-Track Wave to Surf and Why? 

Not telling… but somewhere where I would only take one or two surfing buddies to enjoy the incredible waves and the solitude.


Stoked Surf Instructor: Jack

How Long Have You Been Surfing?

40 years

What’s Your Favourite Spot?

The reefs around Kommetjie because of the varied and exciting waves they offer. 

Where do You Think New Surfers Could Have the Most Fun?

An uncrowded beach that suits their surfing level which would provide the best chance for maximum waves and stoke.

Where Did You First Surf?

My earliest memories of standing up on a board were ‘skurfing’ behind my Dad’s boat on the Keurboomsriver in Plettenberg Bay over December holidays at the age of 6 years old. Since then, it’s been 40 years of many waves across West and East Coasts of South Africa.

What’s Your Favourite Off-the-Beaten-Track Wave to Surf and Why? 

Not telling… but somewhere where I would only take one or two surfing buddies to enjoy the incredible waves and the solitude.


Stoked Surf Instructor: Jack

How Long Have You Been Surfing?

I started surfing when I started my last year of primary school. That was in 2013 so around 7 years ago. But I do surf almost every day so that’s why it feels like I’ve been surfing my entire life! 

What’s Your Favourite Spot?

My favourite spot is DEFINITELY Supertubes in Jeffreys Bay. The wave is so perfect and so fast that the thrill is amazing. 

Where do You Think New Surfers Could Have the Most Fun?

I think Muizenberg is the perfect wave for beginners because you can get a long ride and the wave is very easy to surf. Everyone loves Muizenberg no matter their surf level. 

Where Did You First Surf?

My first experience surfing was at Muizenberg. I had an 8ft minimal and I could catch any foamy I wanted and could ride the wave because of how stable the minimal was. 

What’s Your Favourite Off-the-Beaten-Track Wave to Surf and Why? 

Last year I had the opportunity to venture down the south coast of KZN. The waves down there are insane and there are so few people in the area. Also, another bonus is how warm the water is compared to Cape Town. I am really excited to go back there and try some other waves in the area. 


Stoked Surf Instructor: Henri

How Long Have You Been Surfing?

I’ve been surfing regularly for approximately five years now.

What’s Your Favourite Spot?

Tofinho Beach in Mozambique.

Where do You Think New Surfers Could Have the Most Fun?

Any beach that is easy and spacious, as long as they abide by the surf “law” they’ll have fun.

Muizenberg is a good spot!

Where Did You First Surf?

At my grandparents’ beach house when I was about 10 years old in Kleinmond.

What’s Your Favourite Off-the-Beaten-Track Wave to Surf and Why? 

It’s a town in Mozambique I stayed in for about two years called Tofo and they have a couple of good spots there. 

It has everything from absolute beginner to advanced and even pro. It’s tropical water, so nice and clear and warm! The locals there are super welcoming and it’s just an absolute sick spot to surf.


Stoked Surf Instructor: Gabe

How Long Have You Been Surfing?

10 years

What’s Your Favourite Spot?

There’s a slab out on the east coast with two-barrel sections and plenty of space to do turns. Graveyards need a spring high and can work on almost any size. Definitely my best wave yet.

Where do You Think New Surfers Could Have the Most Fun?

Muizenberg, Cape Town is an amazing mellow wave where beginners have plenty of time to stand and still get space to ride. There are a couple of others but nothing else quite compares.

Where Did You First Surf?

My first surf was at Robberg Beach, Plettenberg Bay. My mate’s dad had a board at the beach and asked if I wanted to give it a go.

What’s Your Favourite Off-the-Beaten-Track Wave to Surf and Why? 

My favourite waves must be on the Wild Coast, super isolated with only a couple of cows and crayfish to keep us company. It’s all about the mission getting there, through rough roads and rural villages early on a cold morning, to jumping into warm Indian Ocean water infested with sea life everything from sea turtles to whales. 

Watching endless lines run empty for hundreds of meters down toward the beach and getting to experience this with only a few best mates. It’s gotta be my favourite way to surf!


Stoked Surf Instructor: Tam

How Long Have You Been Surfing?

+-10 years

What’s Your Favourite Spot?

Muizenberg  I think it’s misrepresented as a crowded beginner spot among the surf community when really it’s the best longboard wave in CPT.

Where do You Think New Surfers Could Have the Most Fun?

Muizenberg  even a bad day is a good day!

Where Did You First Surf?

Big Bay  surf movies got me itching to become a surfer, so I bought a board, took it out by myself, watched an instructor give a lesson and tried to copy that  the waves were ankle-high and I surfed on my knees but that was enough for the surf bug to bite!

What’s Your Favourite Off-the-Beaten-Track Wave to Surf and Why? 

I mostly surf popular spots but for the sake of answering the question I’ll mention I once surfed Small Bay  this is surprising as it never gets waves except for one rare day that a friend and I were lucky enough to come across a small rolling wave at sunset.


Seems like our instructors fell in love with local waters and have been riding waves almost their whole life. Now it’s your turn.

If you’d like to experience surfing waves at local beaches like Muizenburg or Big Bay feel free to book your next surfing lesson with Stoked School of Surf. We offer both private and group lessons, your preference. Get in touch with our Stoked surf team and book your spot to start learning how to surf on beautiful Cape Town waves.



Offering a fun experience in a safe environment has always been our priority at Stoked School of Surf. During this time of COVID-19, we have introduced additional health and safety operational procedures to ensure the safety of our staff and clients at all times. We have spent time consulting business owners from surf school operations around the globe in countries where surf schools are currently open for business again after their respective lockdowns, and along with their guidance formulated our own set of protocols suited to our business. When beaches are open and we are legally allowed to operate again, we will be following these protocols below along with the updated government guidelines for leisure activities (these are updated regularly):

1. Screening prior to attendance:

Contactless temperature readings will be taking place at the beach. No one with a temperature of higher than 37.5 deg Celcius will be permitted to take part.

Clients (and staff) will be requested stay home if they have a fever or flu-like symptoms. See our T’s and C’s should this be the case.

2. Online Indemnity:

Indemnity forms to be completed online prior to the lesson. 

3. Contactless Payment Methods:

All payment to be done upfront online via our website, payment gateway (PayGate) or via EFT. Cash payments are NOT encouraged.

4. Contact Tracing:

All records of customer/staff interactions will be kept to enable accurate contact tracing if required.

5. Check in, personal hygiene and PPE:

Participants are encouraged to arrive at check-in already wearing their swimwear to avoid the use of public communal change rooms. Upon meeting your coach at check-in, participants will have their temperature checked and be requested to sanitize their hands with the sanitizer provided. Face masks to be worn upon check-in and during gear allocation. If participants are not in possession of a facemask, they can be purchased from us at the beach for R60 each. On busy days, we will ensure a staggered check-in process to ensure minimal interaction between different groups of participants. Participants are to bring their own towels, sunscreen and waterbottles. Sharing of such personal items is discouraged. Participants and staff are discouraged to not emit any nasal and respiratory secretions on land or in the water where possible.

6. Gear allocation:

Gear will be packed out and arranged per participant according to the sizing given to us upon booking. The gear participants are allocated at the start, remains their gear for the entirety of the surf/SUP experience. Gear may not be shared/swopped with other participants. Rashvests WILL NOT be used at this time, since these need to be fitted over the face. Only surf school wetsuits that zip up from the back will be allowed to be used.

7. Social distancing:

We encourage participants to book private lessons for family/friends from the same household. We will ensure social distancing is maintained throughout the lesson between participants and staff. Group sizes will be kept to a maximum of 5 participants per coach. Fortunately, surfing and SUPing by nature, is a sport where social distancing needs to be followed to ensure safety in the water. During our land session, your coach will advise on seating/standing arrangements to ensure the spatial regulations are met. These distancing guidelines will also be adhered to in the water.

8. Post- surf socialising:

Whilst under normal circumstances, hanging out after a surf/SUP session is very much a part of the Stoked School of Surf experience, we will unfortunately not encourage this during this time. Once gear is returned, clients will be greeted and staff will leave the beach asap for Head Quarters. 

9. Gear return after the session:

Upon completion of the surf/SUP experience, clients will be required to return their used gear directly to the allocated gearboxes themselves i.e. staff may not handle used wetsuits at the beach.

10. Cleaning/Disinfecting:

All equipment is thoroughly cleaned/disinfected after each use to remove any possible harmful germs before and after each use/hire. Staff will use PPE during this process to avoid any possible direct contact with used gear. Wetsuits will be hung up in the sunshine to dry when possible.

The ocean and it’s negative ions, sunshine and salt is SO GOOD for you. Please join us for a healthy dose of Vitamin D and Vitamin Sea and enjoy one of our Locals Lockdown Deals as a couple, family or group of friends when regulations allow us to operate again. 



If you are looking to keep yourself busy after you enjoyed your stoked surfing lessons, Blouberg is truly the place to explore, filled with exciting and exhilarating activities. 

Whether you’re a tourist or a local from Cape Town and want to continue having fun in the magnificent Mother City, then make your way to Blouberg and enjoy the amazing views and activities that await you.


Get to Know Blouberg a Bit

Did you know that Robben Island is situated approximately 7 km off the coastline from Bloubergstrand? This famous location is where South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, was imprisoned for 27 years fighting for freedom for his fellow South- Africans. The island is also known as one of the most popular tourist attractions in South Africa and is one of South Africa’s National Heritage Sites.  

That’s not all, Blouberg is well-known for its restaurants and fun activities that are perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Take part in activities like kite surfing, Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP), and Paramotoring for those explorers that like to have fun in the water. 

For the more relaxed and romantic type, Blouberg serves the most beautiful sunsets and scenery for beach-walks with your partner. There are unending ocean views to gaze over and reminisce with your loved ones or you can watch the waves break into the rocks, whilst enjoying FrozenYO from the Famous Yoghurt Truck on the Blouberg Shoreline. 

Blouberg also brings shopping convenience to your doorstep with places like Eden On the Bay Mall, the shopping centre that seems to have it all. Here you can find 14 different boutiques, health and beauty places, restaurants and café, picnic spots, and coffee shops. The mall is also pet-friendly so you may bring your furry friends along for a day out and about.  

Let’s have a look at the surrounding places in and around Blouberg that can keep your wild and adventurous spirit happy.


Places to Visit in Blouberg

Blouberg is as magical as its surroundings, located on the shores of Table View, this picture-perfect landmark is surrounded by the most popular suburbs in Cape Town. 

Here is a break-down of the nearby places and what you can do in and around the area. 


Ons Huisie

One of Cape Town’s top-rated restaurants, Ons Huisie (Our Small Home) is a popular eatery located in Bloubergstrand and offers an ocean view while having breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Ons Huisie is also an internationally recognised heritage site. The restaurant is pet friendly, provides traditional West Coast cuisine, and provides an amazing view of Robben Island and the Atlantic Ocean.

Blue Peter

The Lighthouse restaurant (more commonly known as Blue Peter), the restaurant/hotel is a must-visit for something to eat and drink in Blouberg. 

On the lower deck, the establishment has a pub-style, relaxed atmosphere, whereas the top has a more classic atmosphere to really wine and dine.


Shopping & Other Entertainment

Bayside Mall

If you’re a bit tired of being out and about in the sun, Bayside Mall is a great option to visit. Located in the heart of Blouberg, the  Bayside Mall offers a variety of services and entertainment including clothing stores, restaurants, cafés, eight cinemas, and a food court.

You’ll also be able to stock up on healthy requirements at specialised shops or spoil yourself (or a loved one) at the mall’s jewellery stores.

Killarney Motor Racing Complex

If you want more of an adrenaline rush after you have finished your stoked surfing lesson, then Killarney Motor Racing Complex must be included on your to-do list. 

Grab a few friends and race around on Killarney’s race track in a Formula One car. If that is not enough, you get training experience to upskill yourself and have a head-to-head race with your personalised number plate against others. 

Here you can watch races including stock cars, drag racing, karting, super motards, and motocross.

Studio 46

More of the artsy type? Then you’ll love Studio 46. Here you can expect to find an exhibition of work done by local artists including painters, crafters, sculptures, photographers, and jewellery designers. 


Beach Side

Dolphin Beach

Located in Table View, Blouberg, Dolphin Beach is about 20 minutes away from the city centre. The beach is a popular hangout because of its wind conditions that are perfect for watersports like kite surfing.

Dolphin beach also offers a breathtaking view of Table Mountain, so remember to have your camera on hand when exploring the area.

Big Bay & Little Bay

Big Bay Beach is divided into two beaches, Big Bay and Little Bay, by a rocky point. The beach is mostly known for its awesome watersports fun including surfing, wind-surfing, and kite surfing, attracting hundreds of people from all over. The area constantly hosts annual competitions where men and women from the watersports community participate for excited spectators.

When you’re on the beach, you have plenty of room to explore the stretches of sand as well as a beautiful view of Table Mountain. As you already know, the water at Big Bay is chilly but remains a hotspot for creating great memories with friends, family, and partners.

The beachfront is filled with a variety of dining options and shops where you’ll be able to wine and dine with a spectacular Cape Town sunset.

Some popular places include:

  • Moyo – Popular for its amazing cocktails and artsy face painting.

  • Eden on the Bay – This is another popular spot located within Big Bay filled with lovely restaurants (including Moyo), Eden Café Restaurant (great for a quick brunch), and Primi (perfect if you love pizza or pasta).

  • The Big Bay Waffle Company– Here you’ll find the best Belgian waffles in SA.



Blaauwberg Nature Reserve

A nature lover? The Blaauweberg Nature Reserve (BBNR)is a great place to explore Cape Town’s beautiful natural elements as well as other historical and cultural sights.

The nature reserve’s vision is to protect the unique diversity of the natural, cultural, historical resources available in the area to ensure present and future generations are able to enjoy it as well.

SANCCOB Seabird Rehabilitation Centre

The Seabird Rehabilitation Centre is a non-profit organisation whose main focus is to help ensure there isn’t a decline in Africa’s seabird populations. They rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured, oiled, and abandoned seabirds, including the endangered African penguin.

Blouberg with its surroundings is filled with various activities and sights that can keep the entire family busy and entertained. You can have loads of fun after you stoked surfing experience anywhere in Blouberg. 


Learn to Surf

Come and share our passion for surfing by booking your surf lesson (or surf camp) with Stoked School of Surf. We’ll ensure you know your way around the board and the beautiful Cape Town waters. Get in touch to book your lesson or browse our blog to read up on surfing!



As you’re already pumped to get started with your first (or maybe 10th surf lesson), you can easily forget to do some warm up exercises to ensure your body is primed and ready for the action to come. 

Warming up before you get on your surfboard is crucial for preventing your risk of injury, as well as improving your performance on your board.


Importance and Benefits of Warming Up

There are a few benefits of warming up before any type of physical activity, such as:

Improved Performance

During exercise, the blood flow to your muscles increases by 75%. This ensures the capillaries (or blood vessels) open up, allowing your muscles’ temperature top increase. As a result, more oxygen is released which will help you perform better on your board.

Improved Oxygen

When you are working out or taking part in any physically demanding activity, your muscles require oxygen. When you’re warming up, the oxygen is released more easily.

Improved Blood Flow

When you warm up for about ten minutes, your blood vessels open up, this will help put less stress on your heart.

Increase Muscle Contraction

During a warm up, your body’s temperature rises which helps improve nerve transmission and your muscle metabolism, which results in better performance.

Preventing Injury

Warm muscles contract and release better, reducing your risk of injury. 


During a warm up, your body produces more hormones, like cortisol, which helps regulate your body’s energy production.

Focus Your Thoughts

During the warm up, your mind will start to focus more on the activity at hand, thus ensuring you’re focused when you’re ready to start with your surf lesson.


Dynamic Warm up

Dynamic warm ups are a great way to effectively warm up your muscles and are usually better than static stretching. With dynamic stretching, you stretch through a range of motion.

At Stoked, our surf instructors incorporate a few dynamic stretches in the warm up.

To start, our learners will do a short jog to get their blood pumping. Then we’ll form a circle and do the following:

  • Arm swings

  • Leg swings

  • Ankle rotations

  • Arm stretches

  • Jog in one place

  • Upper body rotations

  • Bodyweight squats

  • Neck rolls/stretching


We try to include various warm up exercises to ensure we warm up our bodies from our heads to our toes!


In conclusion, ensuring you properly prepare your body for an intense exercise like surfing, you’ll decrease your chances of obtaining an injury, like pulling a muscle! 

Remember to cool down as well to allow your heart rate to get back to normal. Try walking at a slow pace on the beach or do some static stretches.


Start Surfing

Want to take your first surfing lesson? Our team at Stoked School of Surf will ensure you have an unforgettable surf experience! Get in touch to book your lessons.