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Group surf lesson - including transport

Cape Town

Activity Description

NOTE: For group lesson bookings of less than 2 persons, please contact us via Whatsapp 0824128781 or email to check when we have other group slots available. Alternatively, you can book a private lesson online.

If you have never surfed before or if you have surfed a few times and need a refresher, this 1.5-hour surf lesson is a good fit for you. The lesson includes the use of a quality wetsuit and surfboard. You’ll be collected from one of our city pick-up points and ride with us in our surf van to the beach with the best conditions on the day of your lesson. You’ll chat with your coach and fellow surfers in the van, listen to good music and enjoy the scenery along the way. You’ll be allocated a good quality wetsuit and surfboard and taken through the basics on the beach before you hit the waves. After the surf, you’ll have time to grab yourself a take-away coffee or snack from one of the local beachfront cafes whilst the coach loads the van before returning back to the city. The whole experience from pick-up to drop-off is approx 3.5-4 hours.

If you enjoy your first lesson and want to upgrade to our flagship 4-lesson package, simply pay the price difference and we’ll count your first lesson as 1 of 4.
If you have previous surf experience and are wanting to brush up on your skills, please let us know upon booking so we can advise your coach and group you accordingly if possible.

Our headquarters are located in Camps Bay so we have easy access to both coastlines of the Peninsula. Your surf lesson will take place at the most suitable beach depending on the conditions on the day of your booking. We check the surf forecast on several reliable sources and combine this information with our local knowledge to decide where we will surf each day. We consider factors such as wind, tides, swell direction and ocean temperatures before making our decision to ensure that you have the safest and most enjoyable experience.


Duration2 hours
WhenSeven days a week (condition dependent) excluding 25th & 26th December and 1st January.
WhereWe will pick you up from one of our city pick-up points and take you to surf at Muizenberg OR Big Bay beach depending on the conditions forecast for the day of your booking. If your exact pick-up location is not on our list, please contact us so we can advise the closest pick-up point.
WeatherWe are dependent on wind, swell and tides and consult reliable online forecasting sites before making our decision to operate. We typically DO NOT cancel because of rain. You're going to get wet anyway. Besides it's the most fun you can have outdoors in the rain!
What to WearSwimsuit and apply sunscreen prior to the lesson.
Things to BringSwimsuit/boardshorts, towel, sunscreen (waterproof or zinc), warm sweater, bottle of water, any emergency medication (epipen, inhaler etc). We advise that you leave all your valuables at home/accommodation. You may leave your belongings locked in our vehicle during the lesson but please note we can NOT be held liable for any losses/damages.
Guests or SpectatorsIf non-surfers wish to ride-along, you may enquire at the time of booking to see if there is space in the vehicle. We charge R300pp for the ride-along service.


Minimum Age16 years
Minimum Height1.1 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNone Required.
Maximum Weight110.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


*instruction by a certified, experienced surf coach
*use of a full-length 4:3mm wetsuit
*use of a surfboard incl. leash and wax
*return transport from one of our pre-determined city pick-up points


*sunscreen and towels
*drinks, snacks, meals


Inorder to ensure that our surf van with trailer has a safe pull-out area for pick-ups and that we get to the beach in the most time-efficient routing by avoiding city traffic, we have strategic pick-up points in the city area. If your exact pick-up location is not on our list of pick-up points, please choose the one closest to you or send us your location so we can advise where best to meet our surf van. Pick-up locations have been strategically selected to ensure you do not need to travel/walk far to meet us if you are staying centrally in the city/Atlantic seaboard area.

We use high-quality 4:3mm full-length wetsuits to keep you comfortable throughout the year in the Cape Town waters. We use beginner-specific soft boards 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 a bit more surfing experience and are wanting to use a regular epoxy/fibreglass board, please let us know at the time of booking.

The following is the pick-up schedule for our morning and afternoon lesson slots (please note the suburb where the closest pick-up location is to your lodging 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 for some reason you do not receive a confirmation email the day prior to your booking – please check your spam folder for the email OR contact us via email or WhatsApp +27 82 412 8781

Customer Reviews

All good, well planed, good training in smaller groups. One thing, I did not receive any picture from first day. - Gediminas

So MUCH FUN!! The whole experience, to be picked up get to know new people during the car ride and singing, LOVE the singing in the car. At the beach we all get exited and help each other in to the wetsuits and it's just laughs and smiling faces. Well in the water the coaches are super supportive and gets exited when you manage to catch a wave. Just, The VIBE is so so good you never want to leave, and just become a part of the surf team. Will recommend Stoked Surf School to everyone I know going to Cape Town or in CT looking for some help getting started or just an awesome team for company! 5 BIG STARS - Sara

I chose the group lesson with transport. It was my first time ever surfing and wasn't sure what to expect. The team (Henri, Rodolphe & Jack) arrived on time in a clean and comfortable shuttle to fetch me from my accommodation. They were extremely professional and friendly, this should ease the nerves for any first time surfer. We had a smooth drive from central CT to Muizenberg (about 25 mins drive). Once we reached the beach, the team quickly and efficiently arranged the boards and wetsuits and allowed us to get ready to surf. The lesson and surf session itself was brilliant, Jack was a patient coach. I was fortunate to be able to stand on my first surfing lesson. After catching a small wave, I was hooked. I booked two more sessions after this initial experience, I would definitely highly recommend "Stoked School of Surf", especially for beginner surfers! - Naweed

On my second session with Stoked, Jack taught me how to appropriately sit on my board and turn around quickly to begin paddling into a wave. I learned something new on each stoked experience. Highly recommended! - Naweed

On my final Stoked lesson (on my last day in CT), Henri took me for a lesson in a small group. I had a great final session and picked up some cool tips and tricks from Henri. Once I return to CT, I will definitely get in touch with Stoked again and hope to book some private lessons. - Naweed

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