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8 Days Classic All Levels Surf Camp in Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa

Amazing Surf Camp South Africa

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Breakfast included
Airport transfer included

Every surfer knows that in Jeffrey’s Bay, you will find one of the world’s most renowned surf-breaks, Supertubes, but J-Bay also has the widest available wave selection for every need and capability, as well as offering the most consistent waves to be found in South Africa. J-Bay Surftrips can help make your holiday trouble-free, ensuring that you only have to concentrate on your main purpose of coming to J-Bay: surfing.

Meet the instructors

Ettiene
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Highlights

  • Daily surf lessons
  • Surfing in world-class surf spots
  • Visit to a breathtaking safari park
  • Professional, certified surf instructor
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
Airport transfer included: Port Elizabeth Airport
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Accommodation

Crystal Cove Surf Lodge is the partner for standard accommodation. From time to time similar lodges are used, subject to availability. The accommodation has a bar, pool table and barbeque facilities. It has also full kitchen facilities, Wi-Fi, and satellite TV. The accommodation is only 50 meters away from the beach.

Program

The Surf School

Jeffreys Bay Surf School is located in Diaz Road, right on the main beachfront and at Dolphin Beach (a Blue Flag beach), the main learn to surf beach. The surf school is fully kitted with all the necessary surfboards and wetsuits and has changing facilities inside. Good clean shower and bathroom facilities are right across the road and there is ample parking in front of the surf school. All belongings and valuables can safely be stored at the surf school during surfing lessons, as it is staffed at all times. Operating hours are from 8am to 5pm and it possible to make special arrangements for early or late lessons & rentals.

Surfing lessons

All surfing lessons are two hours long and clients meet and get prepared for the lessons at the Surf School. We provide appropriate surfboards and wetsuits for all lessons and we have sizes from kids 8 right through to XL in wetsuits, with the same for surfboards. For learning to surf, we use special soft learn to surfboards and for intermediate lessons to advanced lessons, we have a large selection of mini mal and performance boards. In the rentals section, we have the full range of surfboards, from soft tops to mini mals and high-performance short boards.

What we offer

Jeffreys Bay Surf School offers a wide selection of surfing experiences:

  • Group Learn to Surf lesson – a two-hour lesson with soft surfboard, full-lengthwetsuit and bright brandedID vest. These lessons are in waist deep white water waves and involves on the beach coaching and in the water coaching. Ideal for all ages and no previous experience needed. Group ratio one instructor for six people. In Groups over six two instructors will be used.
  • Private Learn to Surf lesson – a two-hour lesson with all the same as above group lessons but either one on one or limited to group as per client’s request.
  • Intermediate lesson – a two-hour session where the client is taught how to ride green, unbroken waves or improve their skill of riding these waves. The instructor surfs with the client at one of the great intermediate breaks in front of the surf school. The instructor points out entry and exit routes to the break, positions the client in the best zone to catch waves and gives feedback and instruction after every ride. Some experience needed and only for children that are comfortable being in deeper water. Groups limited to three per instructor.
  • Advanced coaching – a two-hour session where the client is taught how to do manoeuvres and ride more advanced waves. The coach either surf with the client as in intermediate lesson or the coaching can be in the form of video coaching where the coach videos the client surfing and gives analyses and advice with the video footage. Group limited to three per instructor.
  • Surf Guiding –the client is collected from their accommodation and taken for a two-hour session at the best wave on the day in Jeffreys Bay. The surf breakis selected according to the client’s skill level and request. The guide will surf with the client pointing out the best entry and exit points and the best take off zones to catch waves. Some surfing experience needed and group limited to three per guide.
  • Equipment rental – we have a large selection of surfboards and wetsuits to rent. All sizes of wetsuits and surfboards range from soft-top boards to mini-mals and long boards to high performance short boards.

Additional info

  • Jeffreys Bay has nine different surf breaks that suit all levels of surfing. With Dolphin Beach (perfect safe Blue Flag learn to surf beach), Kitchen Windows for intermediate gentle surfing, The Point for super fun hotdog waves, Magnatubes & Albatross for down the line surfing and the ultimate World Class Supertubes, J-Bay has waves for all levels of surfers to enjoy.
  • Jeffreys Bay has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and enjoyable summers. The sea temperature does not change to drastic either, with cool water in winter and warm water in summer.
  • Clients who are competent surfers will go for a daily two-hour guided surf session at the best break on the day. The guide, who will surf with them, will collect and return clients to their accommodation.
  • For learn to surf and intermediate lessons, Jeffreys Bay Surf School is the base. The surf school is located right at Dolphin Beach, the perfect learn to surf beach and Kitchen Windows break is ideal for intermediate lessons.
  • We have a large selection of surf equipment from soft-tops to hand-shaped boards, also all kinds of wetsuits and other water sports material
  • Clients on the full package have full use of the surfing equipment outside of lesson and session times to practice with or enjoy some more surfing time
  • For accommodation, only clients surf lessons, surf sessions and surfing equipment can be arranged at extra cost once they are in J-Bay
  • Surf instructors are ISA/SSA qualified surf coaches

Included excursions

The cost of the packages includes a one guided visit to a breathtaking safari game park and a visit to the local Jeffreys Bay board shaper.

Lombardini Game Farm

Lombardini Game Farm is situated in the Seekoei River Valley just outside Jeffrey’s Bay, only a few minutes away. Their professional tour guides take you around the park to introduce you to the wonders of African nature. More than 20 different kinds of African species are preserved in this reservation, including the white rhino, giraffe, buffalo, fish eagles, different species of antelope, and more.

Your guide will take you as close as possible to observe and photograph them. Of course, safety is always prioritized. During the tour, you will be given explanation about the animals you are spotting.

Lion Park

The second option is Lion Park in Port Elizabeth, a forty minutes’ drive away from J-Bay. Lion Park offers visitors a unique close-up game viewing experience of wild animals in their natural habitat. As the name implies Lion Park’s main attraction is the lions. Several years ago, the white lion was very close to extinction. To give this species a change for survival, the park started a breeding program.

The aim of the Park’s continued breeding program is to create a second gene pool to breed healthy white lions and to conserve this rare species. This means encouraging the breeding, raising the cubs to strong and healthy lions and setting them free into nature. There is normally the opportunity to witness feeding time and it is also possible that you may be able to pet the little lion cubs.

The cubs up to 3 months old are kept apart so they can grow strong to compete with the others. At this stage, they are very playful and curious to humans and do not mind playing a little game of innocent wrestling or with you.

Apart from its primary role as a game-viewing and lion-breeding facility, the lion park is also a renowned sanctuary which successfully treats and rehabilitates many sick or injured animals. The park also offers tigers, zebras (who run around freely), and a big amount of African birds.

Instructors

Ettiene Venter
ISA-2 (Wave Surfing)
Etienne Venter founded Jeffreys Bay Surf School in 2000 after seeing the need for a surf school in J-Bay. He is president of Eastern Province Surfing, Eastern Province Surfing Team coach, South African Surfing Team coach, multiple national team championship coach, and in 2013, he won the ISA World Surfing Championships in Panama as coach of team South Africa. Etienne is one of only six Level 2 ISA surfing coaches in South Africa. Etienne is actively involved in the managing and running of the surf school to ensure that all clients receive the best and highest quality service and instruction.

Location

This surf camp will be held in Jeffrey’s Bay in South Africa. The surfari will take you to the best waves in the area, including JBay, St. Francis Bay, Cape St. Francis, Seal Point, and Bruce’s Beauties.

South Africa

Ever considered surfing in South Africa? South Africa has practically the same time zone as Central Europe, with an amazing destination with the legendary waves of J-Bay to surf, wildlife parks to explore, and culture and traditions older than time to experience. South Africa has diverse climatic regions, from tropical to arid deserts but can offer top surf trips.

The 3,000 kilometers of coastline at the bottom of the African continent boast beautiful beaches and bays of consistent waves from Durban to Cape Town. The surf season in South Africa is long and surfing is a way of life over there. The locals are friendly and welcoming and you can surf quality waves over reefs, points, and beach breaks almost all year around.

The Indian Ocean meets the Atlantic Ocean at the Cape of Good Hope throwing consistent swells and amazing waves up the South African coastline offering a popular surfing destination for all kinds of surfers.

Jeffrey’s Bay

Jeffreys Bay is the undisputed surfing capital of South Africa with the world famous Super Tubes, surf shops and factory outlets from all the major surf brands and the annual World Tour surf contest, the WCT Corona J-Bay Pro.

With it being possible to surf all year round, mild climate, loads of excellent coffee shops and restaurants, highly rated guesthouses and backpackers close to the beach and located on the N2 freeway, it is the perfect surfing vacation town.

The biggest surfing asset Jeffreys Bay has though is that it has twelve different surf breaks within a four-kilometer stretch of coastline. These breaks vary from the very advanced world famous Super Tubes right to Dolphin Beach, the best learn to surf beach in South Africa. Of the remaining surf breaks, at least half are very user-friendly and ideal for intermediate surfers. It is the perfect surfing town for all levels of surfers, a unique feature in South Africa and the World.

Jeffreys Bay Surf School has been operating, teaching and guiding since 2000 and we have extensive local knowledge on all the surf breaks. We have built strong relationships with the local accommodation establishments, restaurants, surf brands and business and can thus give our clients the best service and guidance on their surfing vacation. As our motto says: “The perfect surfing experience”.

Food

Daily breakfast is included in the cost of the packages.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Photoshoot
  • World’s highest bungee jump
  • Beach horse rides
  • Sandboarding
  • Yoga and massage

What's included

  • All transfers from and back to Port Elizabeth airport
  • 7 nights accommodation in a seaside dorm room, including breakfast
  • One guided visit to a breathtaking safari game park
  • Driver with in-depth local surf knowledge with all daily transport for surfing and included activates
  • 2-hour beginner or intermediate surf lessons with a professional instructor or a daily guided 2-hour session to the best wave in the area
  • Equipment: surfboards and wetsuits provided if needed. Welcome to bring your own
  • Clients have free use of the equipment to practice/surf outside of the lesson/session times
  • A visit to a local J-Bay board shaper
  • Full kitchen facilities at accommodation
  • Walking distance (100m) to a large super market and restaurant
  • Wi-Fi
  • Satellite TV
  • Accommodation has a bar, pool table and barbeque facilities
  • Accommodation is only 50 meters away from the beach

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Pricing information

Customers that choose the daily surf lessons will also go on surfari at least once a week and experience the legendary waves of Endless Summer.

You can also book the accommodation only package for 230 EUR per person without breakfast. Please note that no airport pick up is included in accommodation only bookings.

Children less than 4 years old come for free (accommodation only).

Children between 4 and 16 years old come for half price (accommodation only)

Children from 17 years and up have to pay full price.

Jeffrey Bay Surf School will be happy to arrange customized packages on request.

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