Learn to surf Jeffreys Bay!

Want to learn to surf in Jeffreys Bay? Whether you’ve never set foot on a surfboard or you’re on your way to becoming a pro surfer, Son Surf School has experienced surf instructors that can help anyone experience the thrill of surfing.

Fun, safe, easy – surf Jeffreys Bay with us

The feeling of being able to stand up on a surf board and ride a wave is amazing. Our coaches have picked up all the tips and tricks that you need to enjoy the waves, improve surfing techniques, and squeeze every drop of fun out of your vacation or surfing experience. We offer everything from private instructions to group classes, with surfing lessons that have been designed to teach kids about ocean and surf safety while they learn a new skill. Learn to surf in J Bay by signing up for a surf lesson.

Surf Lessons
We have got a lesson tailored to your needs!
Best
Beginner Group
R290
per person
Beginner/first time surfers
90 minutes
Max 6 students per group
Equipment Provided
Filming and video analysis
Coaching in English or Afrikaans
Mon-Sun: 08:30-17:00
Intermediate Group
R380
per person
Surfers who can ride green waves
90 minutes
Max 4 students per group
Equipment Provided
Filming and video analysis
Coaching in English or Afrikaans
Mon-Sun: 08:30-17:00
Advanced Group
R500
per person
Surfers with a few years of surfing experience
90 minutes
Max 4 students per group
Equipment Provided
Filming and video analysis
Coaching in English or Afrikaans
Mon-Sun: 08:30-17:00
Private
R440
per person
Beginners to advanced
90 minutes
One-on-One
Equipment Provided
Filming and video analysis
(video and filming only for advanced coaching)
Coaching in English or Afrikaans
Mon-Sun: 08:30-17:00
WHY US?
Safe Surfing
We pride ourselves in the fact that we put safety first. After that surfing comes natuarally when you feel at ease.
Experienced Instructors
With a collective surf experience of 150 years, our instructors are some of the best around. From beginner to advanced, we have a coach to take you to the next level
Clean all round
Not only will you find our facilities in top notch condition, but also our approach when it comes to surfing is as clean as you can get.
Easy peasy
With our years of experience, we have developed a very easy way of getting you up and riding your first wave in no time.
The Equipment
Beginner needs beginner boards - the advanced guys and girls needs something more punchy. We have 'em all! Plus wetsuits provided and an array of other equipment at your disposal.
Our knowledge
Before we jump in, we need to know how the ocean works and the safest ways to have the most fun. That why we are here.
what we offer
An array of offers that will keep you stoked for life
Surf Lessons
From beginners to advanced, we have a lesson just for you!
Surf Camp Safari’s
Jump into the wild unknown with style! Surf Camp Safari's with Son Surf is an experience of a lifetime.
Rentals
Long boards, Hybrids, Shortboards, Wetsuits, Bodyboards and SUP's. We've got them all!
Birthday Parties
Give a loved one the gift of surfing! Surf Parties tailored to your needs.
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 Frequently Asked Questions
You can find all answers here if you need them

The Surf School provides surfboards and wetsuits as part of the lesson at no extra cost. We have a wide range to choose from so you don’t have to worry about bringing your own.

The Surf School has many types of surfboards and wetsuits to choose from. We cater for all shapes, ages and sizes.

We suggest that you first have some lessons before you fork out money on equipment. Although its nice to have your own gear, you may just buy the incorrect stuff. Rather try out ours first and get a feel for things. Boards and wetsuits are expensive and if you buy the wrong thing you could cost yourself a lot of money and time. After several lessons and rentals we will have a good idea of your skill level and what board would suit you best. We will help you purchase equipment that suits your ability and bank account.

The reason we start off beginner surfers on Longboards is because they are easier. The longer and wider a surfboard is, the more stable and forgiving it is. It will however be more tricky to carry and turn. As your skills improve you will be able to ride a smaller and smaller board.

After one lesson your feet should have touched the board for at least 2 seconds. Each person has there own skill level and depending on fitness, age, flexibilty, mindset and what you ate for dinner the night before, will achieve different results. Most people will stand in their first lesson, others take two or three. Few people stand on their very first wave. The most important thing for us is that you have FUN and don’t hurt yourself. We will do our best to instruct, motivate and encourage you to surf your best from the very beginning.

Pointy’s are for more advanced surfers who want to ride the face of waves and do maneuvers. They are not recommended for learning how to surf. If your feet and weight is incorrectly distributed the board will easily stop or flip over. Many beginner surfers have given up because they started on a board that was too small and pointy. Wait until you can competent ride a longer board before getting a short pointy one.

A rounded nose board has more surface area than a pointy. It will be far easier to learn to surf on a rounded nose board. If your feet are in the wrong place it may keep riding. If your weight is too far back it may keep going too. They are far more forgiving to ride than short boards.

This is a shape or size of surfboard. It can also be known as a short-longboard. It has a rounded nose and has a fairly wide surface area. This is the type of board an adult should buy after they can stand on a longboard. They range from 6’8 – 7’5 in length. They are notoriously difficult to find second hand as they last for so long and can be used by the whole family. Kids can learn on them, Moms and Dad’s can progress on them. When the waves are small you can improve your wave count.

Yes. We have a great sand bottomed beach to surf at. The wave is not too powerful, so its perfect to begin on. There are no rocks or reef to hurt yourself on. There are no strong rips. When the wind blows, strong side currents do occur. So its always good to keep a beach marker and move back to that when veering off too far. Beach access is easy with lots of open parking.

This all depends on the particular child. We’ve done lessons with 5yr olds that loved it. Others were more interested in the shells. Their attention span is very short too. The most important thing is that they do it because they want to. Don’t force your young child to surf because you always wanted to be a surfer. From about 7 or 8 yrs old your average kid is more than capable of carrying their own board and surviving the shorebreak.

No. One of the reasons THE SON SURF SCHOOL exists is to show people there is a cleaner and more purposeful way to live. In the past surfers were given a bad reputation as drop outs and drug addicts. Times have changed and the sport is a lot different and cleaner now. We are here to coach surfing but also to connect, befriend, mentor and serve the surfing community.

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My first time surfing

I went for my first lesson for my birthday and it was sooo much fun. The instructor was so patient and friendly. He showed me everything I needed to know and as a result I stood up on the board on my second wave.

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Nicest Instructors!

Goodness, these guys were phenomenal. So patient with all of our group who had never surfed before and kindly reminded the rest of us of the basics as well. They were fun and accommodating and the shop was great!

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Family Surf Lesson

We stopped in with four children ranging from 4-12 and grandma at 71. We received a great 2 hour lesson in which everyone had fun and was safe. It was everyones first time too! Great instructors and we look forward to surfing again!