Surf lessons are for anyone. Being a strong swimmer is not required. Being experienced in the ocean is not required. They are for anyone wanting to experience the magical indescribable feeling of riding a wave – in the first lesson.
When was the last time you tried something for the first time? All you need to do is arrive with swimwear, a towel and be prepared not to take yourself seriously. This is about trying something new and having fun.
No experience or fitness or equipment is needed. We have surfboards, rash vests and wetsuits for you. We have lockers for all your bags and change rooms and showers for you to use.
We have a maximum of three people per coach. We like this to be a comfortable experience to maximise the fun and wave riding. If your group is larger than three people, more of our Professional Surf Coaches join the lesson.
The first 10-15 minutes will be spent on the beach learning about the ocean, how to stay safe in the surf and the manoeuvre known as the ‘pop-up’ which is how you stand. You’ll feel relaxed and orientated to the surf before you even get wet.
Then we head out into the surf. We paddle out and your coach will be there with you. Your coach times the wave for you so that we push you onto the wave and tell you when to stand. You’re guaranteed to ride a wave in this lesson. We help you with your technique and by the end you’ll be feeling the ‘stoke’; the magical indescribable feeling only a surfer knows!
Other things to note:
We surf when it rains because you get wet anyway! Sometimes the best surf is on grey days.
Equipment: Surfboard, wetsuit, rash vest + friendly patient surf coach
Facilities: Locker, shower, change room.
If you can’t swim, you can still learn to surf! We surf in standing depth water with small fun waves. A coach will be standing in the water next to you. When you fall in, you will be able to stand up. As long as you feel comfortable in water, you’ll enjoy this experience.
SURF LOYALTY PROGRAM
We debunk the myth. Contrary to popular assumption – you don’t need good balance to SUP. Our SUP lessons are 90 minutes and include professional coaching and equipment rental. One lesson is usually enough to master all the basics of SUP.
If you can breathe, you can SUP. Honestly, it’s that simple. With supportive coaching and a stable board, you’ll be feeling the freedom of floating on water within 15 minutes of meeting your coach.
Lessons are on the Indian Ocean at a calm lake-like launch spot (no waves or surf involved) or on the Point Waterfront Canal. The location is your preference and weather dependent.
Board, paddle + patient and friendly SUP coach
SUP Sessions are one hour group lessons run on specific days at a discounted rate of R200 PP:
Wednesday 8 AM
Saturday 7: 30AM & 9AM
Xpression form the group and there are up to 15 people on the water of mixed experience. Complete beginners are welcome in these group sessions.
Based on weather on the day, Xpression will confirm the location of the Ocean or the Canal.
We run Sunrise Ocean SUP 5.30AM in Summer and later in Winter. Mother Nature dictates the day. We wait for calm and smooth ocean conditions and open bookings 12-24 hours before the session. Contact us to be added to a WhatsApp Group for this session. We announce the day and open bookings on the group.
Bicycle lessons are one hour and include a friendly and patient coach, bicycle and helmet.
We teach adults and children – but mostly adults! You are never too old to learn.
Please don’t waste time feeling embarrassed, just book a lesson and let us show you the way. We love teaching beginners, it’s so satisfying to transform fear into fun.
We guarantee you will have fun – and you will ride. Usually, one lesson is required to master the basics, a second lesson is sometimes required to gain confidence. Bicycle lessons are available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Booking is recommended.
Skate lessons are one hour and include a coach and skateboard. You are welcome to bring your own if you have one.
Whilst we know skating is something you can figure out yourself, with a coach you can eliminate a lot of ‘rookie errors’ and fast track to the fun part. We coach longboarding and surf-skateboarding.
Learn how to use your whole body to get the most out of a skateboard.
Sometimes the best gifts are not in the biggest boxes. Gift a voucher for a learning experience in the Durban sunshine. Our passion is coaching and we are confident in our ability.