Surf Camp Cape Town
Immerse yourself in the South African surfing lifestyle on this 5-day progressive Surf Camp Cape Town. The surf camp accommodation is based in the world-famous surf village of Muizenberg, only 40 minutes from the heart of Cape Town. Over seven progressive lessons, we will teach you everything from the very basics of catching a wave and standing up on a board to paddling through the surf to the ‘backline’ and riding the face of unbroken waves. You will also learn about surf etiquette and how to ‘read’ the surf. Two free afternoons will give you a chance to catch some rays on the beach or explore the sights in the local area. You are sure to be stoked and ‘ripping’ in the surf after the Surf Camp Cape Town adventure.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Strenuous
Group Size Medium Group
The surf camp accommodation is at a Backpackers based right on the beachfront at Muizenberg Surfer’s Corner. This Backpackers has an amazing view of the surf from the deck, a bar, self-catering kitchen and comfortable communal areas to relax after a long day of surfing in one of Africa’s and Cape Town’s most historic surf spots. The advertised pricing includes comfortable dorm room
accommodation. Upgrades to private single or double rooms are available upon request and subject to availability.
We will collect you from one of our designated city pick up points at 8:15-8:45am on day 1. You’ll be transported to the beach in one of our surf school vehicles. On day 5, we will drop you off (at the same pick up point) at approximately 2:00pm after a weekend of sun, surf and fun.
We will provide you with a wetsuit and surfboard to use for each surf lesson. For those who have never surfed or who have only surfed a handful of times, our beginner specific soft boards are readily, making it easy to catch waves and stand up. As you progress through your lessons, the coach may move you onto different boards and you may even find yourself riding a regular ‘hard’ board by the end of the camp. For those who have surfed before and understand how to catch waves and handle a board in crowded conditions, we offer regular epoxy or fibreglass boards. 4:3mm wetsuits will be used, that are well maintained and are sure to keep you warm for the duration of each 2-hour session. These surf camps are great for any person visiting the mother city.
* 4 nights’ accommodation in mixed dorm at a Backpackers
* 4 x breakfast
* 2 x dinner (day 1 and day 4)
* 7 x 2-hour surf lessons
* Use of all equipment
* Surfing photographs (snapshots taken by coaches during the lesson) uploaded to the web
* Surf photo slide show and surf movie screening
* Return transfers from the city
* PRE- and POST-camp accommodation (i.e. the night prior to departure from Cape Town and the night of day 2 when we return to Cape Town). These can be arranged if needed at an additional cost
* Airport transfers (these can be arranged at an additional cost)
* Lunches (there are some good restaurants in the area where you can grab a bite to eat alternatively the accommodation has kitchen facilities which you may use to prepare your own lunch)
* Snacks, soft drinks, bottled water, alcohol
* Items of personal nature (including towels, sunscreen etc.)
Lessons 1 & 2
We’ll pick you up in city and transfer you to Muizenberg where we will proceed with lesson #1. During lesson #1, you will be taken through the very basics of ocean awareness, safety, how to paddle and catch a wave and finally how to stand up on the board. After checking into the accommodation and a lunch break, we will continue onto lesson #2. You may find yourself riding a wave all the way to the sand. We will end the day by enjoying a delicious 2-course home cooked dinner together before watching a slide show of photos taken at the lesson. We close off the evening with a screening of a classic surf movie. For those that wish to venture out, there is a popular bar just next door, where you can enjoy a few drinks and music but we are sure you’ll probably want to rest up after a fun day in the surf and sun.
After breakfast, we commence with lesson #3, where you’ll begin to feel more comfortable with direction changes in the “foamies” and understand what the ‘surf check’ is all about. You have the afternoon and evening to explore the city or book a half day activity.
Lessons 4 & 5
In the fourth lesson, we’ll continue getting you comfortable with transferring your weight on the surfboard. After lunch, you will learn how to paddle out through the “foamies” to the ‘backline’.
In lesson #6, all the skills you have learnt over the past few days will come together to hopefully have you up and riding on an unbroken wave. The rest of the day can be spent relaxing, exploring the local beaches or signing up for an adventure activity.
By the end of this seventh lesson you’re sure to be ’hooked and ripping’. Before you depart the surf camp we will happily advise on what gear is best to buy so that you can continue living the surfing lifestyle.
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