Learn how to surf on our Beginner Surf Program based down at Muizenberg Beach Front or Surf spots around Cape Town with our Intermediate Surf Program.
In order to make the most of your time on the Gap Year South Africa Program, you will also Volunteer on some of your chosen Volunteer Projects and you will Volunteer with Ubuntu Learn2Swim&Surf Program, as an assistant coach. You will be given guidance by the lead instructor with a "How to teach" lesson as well as guidance along the way.
(please see the list below of Volunteer options for you)
Run down at Muizenberg Beach front, this is perfect for anyone who wants to learn for the first time or improve ones skills in order to ride the waves left and Right. Each participant needs about 5 Weeks of Consecutive Surf Lessons in order to advance onto the next level - Intermediate. You will Learn How to Surf down at Muizenberg Beach Front - where you will be given lessons by The Surf Emporium 3x a week and have unlimited Equipment Rental for days that would like to do some Free Surfing and practice your skills. These lessons include a surf instructor, your equipment - Surfboard & Wetsuit, as well transport to and from the beach. You will learn how to stand up on your surfboard, how to paddle and balance on your board, how to read waves and the ocean/weather patterns effecting the waves, surf etiquette, how to read wave charts, all about different surfboard shapes & Designs, and by the end you should know how to surf left and right.
Intermediate & Surf Guiding Program
If you begin with the Intermediate Surf Program, then you will start off down at Muizenberg beach so that your surf coaches from the Surf Emporium can assess your skills. Once you have shown confidence & Capability in the water, you will be assisted with surf guiding as you explore and learn how to surf other breaks around Cape Town. If you have done at least 5 Weeks of the Beginner Surf Program, then you can advance to Intermediate should we find you are capable.
For this program you should have your own surf equipment in order to travel to other surf spots - however if you don't already have this equipment, we can assist you with either purchasing while you are here - or we can add Equipment Rental into your package. You will have a surf guide - a local surfer who knows the surf spots to transport you and guide you in the water as your learn how to surf a variety of different waves. A surf board Building Workshop is a fantastic addition to this Program as your knowledge & understanding of equipment grows exponentially under expert guidance by Cape Towns most famous shapers and surfers. Various Surf Trips and Surfari's are available & must do's with this Program as you explore South Africa's abundant coastline of worldclass breaks.
Each Surf Program Includes the Following:
Board & Lodging @ The Gap House
3x Meals/Week Monday - Friday
Airport Transfers on arrival & Departure
Transport to and from your weekly Projects
Cape Town City Attraction Tours - Bi-Weekly
Mentoring and Guidance throughout Programs