'Solo Stoked'

Private Lessons

Basic Info

Two-hours of private surf coaching at one of Cape Town's most suitable surfing beaches. These private surf lessons can be tailored for beginner surfers who prefer learning outside of a general group environment or intermediate surfers wanting to improve specific skills. This option ensures exclusivity for the individual or group with a coach especially assigned to cater for your individual needs.

Private lessons can be booked for 1 person or a group wanting exclusivity. The per-person pricing decreases as the number of participants increases. For private lessons of 6 or more persons, group rates apply.

If you have previous surfing experience and wish to improve on your skills, kindly inform us at the time of booking so we can update your coach. 

Participants 6-16 years are required to book a private lesson when booking with us. You have the option to drive yourself to the beach (self-drive) or make use of our transportation where we collect you from your hotel or one of our city pick up locations (transported option).

Pricing valid until 31st of October 2020:

Meet us at the beach (self-drive):                     We collect you from your hotel (transported):

1 person:    R1600                                            1 person:    R1850

2 persons:  R800pp                                          2 persons:  R1050pp

3 persons:  R690pp                                          3 persons:  940pp

4 persons:  R640pp                                          4 persons:  R890pp 

5 persons:  R590pp                                          5 persons:  840pp

6 persons:  R540pp                                          6 persons:  R790pp 







Location & Inclusion

Our headquarters are located in Camps Bay so that we have easy accessibility to both coastlines of the Peninsula. Lessons take place at the most suitable beach depending on the conditions on the day of your booking. We check the forecast on several reliable sources and combine this information with our local knowledge to decide where we will coach 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 experience.

Surf lessons are 2-hours long and include the use of:

  • 4:3mm wetsuit
  • suitable surfboard
  • leash
  • wax

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 more surfing experience and are wanting to use a regular epoxy/fibreglass board for your private lesson, kindly detail your experience and let us know which board size is preferable at the time of booking.

For the self-drive option, we will advise (via email) the beach we will be operating the lesson on at least 24 hours in advance

For the transported option, we offer pick ups from locations in Cape Town city and surrounds (see pick up area list below). If you are located outside of the pick up area, we will ask you to meet us at a pre-arranged location in the city. If you are staying at a private residence/Airbnb etc, we will ask you to meet us at one of our regular pick up points closest to your accommodation. We will transport you to the beach in our comfortable van or our original surf school VW golf. Please note that whilst you will be assigned your private surf coach at the beach, you may share the transfer to the beach with other group lesson participants. If you are wanting a lesson outside our regular lesson time slots, we will try our best to accomodate your request if we are able to.

The following is the pick up schedule for our morning and afternoon lesson slots (please note the suburb your lodging is located in to determine your approximate pick up time):

Camps Bay:          8:00-8:15am  OR  1:00-1:15pm

City & Sea Point : 8:15-8:30am  OR  1:15-1:30pm

Green Point:          8:30-8:45am  OR  1:30-1:45pm

Woodstock:           8:45-9:00am  OR  1:45-2:00pm

Observatory:         8:45-9:00am  OR  1:45-2:00pm


If you choose the transported lesson option, we will pick you up from your accommodation and transport you to the beach with the most ideal wind and swell conditions on the day of your lesson. If you opt for the self-drive option, we will send details 24 hours in advance of where and when to meet us.   Upon arrival at the beach, we change into our wetsuits and hit the surf for a 2- hour lesson.

Our qualified coaches will cover everything from surf safety and ocean awareness, to paddling technique and how to stand up and surf the waves. If you have surfed before, they will help you with added skills in the water. After the lesson, we will change and head back to the city.

If you have joined us for the transported option, below is the drop off schedule:

For morning lessons, drop offs take place 12:45-1:30pm.

For afternoon lessons, drop offs take place 5:45-6:30pm.

Please note: The above drop off times are dependent on where your lodging is located and traffic through the city. If you have specific time constraints, kindly let us know at the time of enquiry/booking to ensure we can accommodate this.

What to bring & Faq's

  • Swimsuit/boardshorts
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen (waterproof or zinc)
  • Warm sweater
  • Bottle of water
  • We advise that you leave all your valuables at home/accommodation

No you do not have to. We will provide your wetsuit and board.

We use beginner specific foam boards 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.

Yes, our pricing for private lessons, is inclusive of up to 2 people. Additional people will have to pay the normal group lesson fee.


We insist on private lessons for minors, so that a coach can be provided specifically for them.

We find that having a coach dedicated specifically to minors helps control any unsavoury situations that may occur.

Of course, we actually love it when people want to upgrade as we can see that you feel the ‘stoke’ and have been hooked by the magnificence that is surfing.

If you wish to upgrade you will simply pay the difference between the two.

At the moment we can offer private accomodation of single or double rooms, subject to our suppliers availability.

We do not have a private trip, but we are always open to a group of friends booking our whole 3 Day 'Stoked on the Southern Cape' if other bookings have not been made.

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.

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