Private Surf Lesson

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Destination: South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Cape Town
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Founded by 9 x South African Surfing Champion Roxy Davis, we are renowned not only for the quality of our equipment and coaching, but even more for the overall sense of community. Everyone is welcome to come and share the stoke with us; whether it is something you are thinking about trying for the first time or something you have loved for years.

Muizenberg is rated one of the safest beaches to learn to surf, the gentle gradient of the sand bank makes for fantastic soft rolling waves which give the learner surfer plenty of time to get their feet...

Round off your lesson experience with a browse through our retail store and chat to our team who are happy to share their knowledge and experience on surfing and other attractions in the area.

We also have a Vida e Caffè (all under one roof) :)


Our private surf lessons can be scheduled at a time convenient to you. Your surf coach will remain with you for the duration of your private lesson, providing you with dedicated coaching at your own pace.

Your lesson includes:
- 1½ hours of surf coaching
- Rental of surfboard and wetsuit
- Use of our spacious club facilities (separate men’s and ladies change rooms, warm showers
and lockers)

What to bring:
- your swimming costume;
- towel;
- sunscreen;
- locker lock
and dose of enthusiasm!

What to expect during your first surf lesson:
Your lesson will be tailored according to your own surfing skill level. Your coach will teach you the essentials of learning how to surf and equip you with the knowledge of how to ride your first wave. Your coach will also inform you about surfing etiquette, ocean awareness and safety.

Intermediate and Advanced coaching is also available, please specify your skill level when booking:
- First time;
- beginner - unable to paddle into own waves
- Intermediate - paddling into own waves
- Advanced - comfortable catching own waves and needing to address specific technical skills/ elevate to next level.

We are stoked to share your surfing Journey!

  • Surfboard and wetsuit
  • Hot Showers
  • Qualified Surf Coach
  • Change rooms and lockers

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Our experience complies with Covid19 workplace readiness protocols set by our National Government & the Tourism Business Council of South Africa. Every staff member/guide attends compulsory Covid19 awareness training on how the disease is transmitted & how to reduce the risk of transmission.
Departure Point

Surf Emporium - Muizenberg Surf School & Muizenberg Surf Shop, Surfers Corner, 72 Beach Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


1 hour 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


16 Dec, 2019

After getting tossed around trying to surf on my own in Hawaii, I was properly terrified of trying the sport again. I've been to two lessons now with Surf Emporium, and I can not recommend these guys enthusiastically enough. Their instructors teach techniques that make it really easy. And I never felt that things were out of control or too much to handle. They are right by your side the whole time. The instructors I had were Aadam and later, Grant - they were both excellent. Today I had Grant, and couldn't believe how quickly I improved as a result of his instruction. He's super encouraging - I had *so* much fun today. If I could give Surf Emporium more than 5 stars, I would.


31 Oct, 2019

This is such a lovely surf shop with good quality advice, boards and wetsuits. They also have showers, lockers and change rooms which is so convinient! Surfing at Muizenburg offers such lovely waves. A truly enjoyable experience every time. They also have great instructors for lessons.


30 Jul, 2019

Surf Emporium's Surf Programmes are always loads of fun. I can highly recommend them to everyone, regardless of your skill level!


01 May, 2022

Don’t shop at the surf emporium shop. Rather go to lifestyle. Surf emporium have low quality products and unhelpful staff. I highly recommend doing your shopping at lifestyle surf shop. They are friendly and helpful !


14 Aug, 2019

I took my teen daughter and some friends to do the Sunrise yoga session on the beach, followed by a surf lesson - they LOVED it! It’s not the first time we’ve been to Surf Emporium and certainly won’t be the last! All the staff and surf instructors are so knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. It’s a fantastic outing!

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