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Private lesson - self drive

Cape Town

Activity Description

1.5-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. Participants 6-15 years are required to book a private lesson when booking with us. 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.

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.


DurationOpen Ended
WhenSeven days a week (condition dependent) excluding 25th & 26th December and 1st January.
WhereWe will either operate the surf lesson at Muizenberg OR Big Bay beach depending on the conditions forecast for the day of your booking. THE SURF LESSON LOCATION WILL BE CONFIRMED 24 HOURS BEFORE THE LESSON - PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL THE DAY PRIOR TO YOUR BOOKING. If for some reason you do not receive a confirmation of the location 24 hours before the lesson - please check your spam folder for the email OR contact us on or +27 82 412 8781
WeatherPlease note that we base our decision whether to operate according to wind, tide and swell charts. 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 etc). We advise that you leave all your valuables at home/accommodation. You may leave your car keys/belongings locked in our vehicle during the lesson but please note we can NOT be held liable for any losses/damages.
Guests or SpectatorsGuests can watch from the beach.


Minimum Age6 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight110.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


Surf lessons are 1.5-hours long and include the use of:
*4:3 mm wetsuit, suitable surfboard, leash, wax

ExclusionsTransport to and from the beach. You will need to get yourselves there. Please note that if you are considering taking a taxi from the city area, the transported option we offer is more cost effective if there are 3 or less of you travelling together.


We use high quality 4:3mm wetsuits to keep you warm throughout the year in the Cape Town waters. Wetsuits are well maintained-washed and rinsed after each use. 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 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 the day prior to your booking. If for some reason you do not receive a confirmation the day prior to your booking – please check your spam folder for the email OR contact us on or +27 82 412 8781

Customer Reviews

As usual stoked surf gave us the BEST time! Great instruction with Henri and we all had such a blast catching good waves when the weather allowed-thank you so much! Until the next time.... back to grey cloudy UK but many happy memories ????[?] - Kit

My son had his first surfing lesson with Tam and it's fair to say he absolutely loved it! So much so that we booked him 2 more. The guys from Stoked are really lovely - very friendly and enthusiastic but not at all condescending. They clearly adore surfing and just want others to love it too. The booking process is very easy and the office is easily contactable. I'd definitely recommend Stoked. - Bryn

Me and my buddy went for a 2 hour private lesson with the transfer included. Tremendous and friendly experience. We had Henry(?!) as our instructor and he was really ambitious and adjusting from our level of surfing which resulted in shorter brief and more surfing. Loved it, highly recommended - Linus

My daughter and I had such an amazing experience with the Stoked Team. What an amazing team and the quality and skill of the instructors ensured my daughter and I could surf within 30 minutes of our first lesson. Jack was awesome and really helped us gain confidence on our boards. We are now surfers for life thanks to an excellent team and wonderful experience. - Warren

Excellent experience - Mallon

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