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

Amazing Surf Camp South Africa

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.

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

Facilities

  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi

On this surfing holiday, you will be provided seven nights of accommodation in a seaside dorm.

Island Vibe

Perched on a dune with a 270-degree view of the Indian Ocean, Island Vibe is the perfect setting for any beach bum. With excellent surf spots on the doorstep, you can hear the crash of the surf from your bed as the swell pulls in. Island Vibe has been voted “Best Budget Accommodation in South Africa”.

All around the backpackers, you have a typical wooden balcony overlooking the endless ivory beach. All rooms have a sea view, and there are dorms and doubles with en-suites to choose from. A fully equipped self-catering kitchen and a BBQ are available. During the day, Island Vibe offers beach toys such as stunt kites, snorkeling gear, body boards, and of course surfboards and wetsuits can be rented.

The head office of “Jeffrey’s Bay Surf School” is at Island Vibe so surf lessons for beginners can easily be arranged. At Island Vibe, it is all about “fun”, and they sure succeed in it.

For chillin’ out after surfing, you can shoot some pool, watch a movie from the surf video library or satellite TV, relax in the garden, have a drink in the house bar, and more. This fully licensed bar has a daily happy hour and a weekly theme night.

Aloe Again

Aloe Again is the only backpackers/ hostel situated at Supertubes, where every surfer would love to find him/her self in this surfers-heaven of J-Bay. With the ocean at your feet, you can get in the water in no time to catch that perfect, hollow and fast wave this little laidback town is known for. After an exhausting day of good surfing, you can relax in the lounge area and watch satellite TV/ DVD or use the internet facilities to tell friends and loved ones of your experiences. Or you could light up a fire on the balcony overlooking Supertubes to enjoy a nice “braai” with some beer and good company, watching dolphins jumping up the waves…well, all is possible! And when there is a rare day without perfect surf conditions, you can explore the shops in town for bargains, which is only walking-distance away.

Jeffreys Bay Surf School South Africa Surf Camp Program

The experience begins when the jeep comes to pick you up at your accommodation and drives you to the main beach. This beach has small consistent waves which are perfect for beginners. The lessons start on the beach where you begin with the safety instructions and warming up.

The groups exist out of maximum eight people to secure individual attention. The whole idea is to learn surfing on a soft surfboard in a few simple steps. Most of the first-time students are standing up surfing during this two-hour session. The lessons are designed to be intensive and are of course about having a good time.

First, the instructor shows how to do every step correctly, then the students try them while he gives personal advice to each student and corrects where necessary. If all the steps are practiced on the beach, it is time to get in the water and put the theory into practice. The instructor goes in the water with the group to give some final adjustments.

Advanced surf tuition

Being an advanced surfer, you can choose to either improve your current skills with a few tips from the professionals or you may be more interested in just getting out and going on a surfari.

Depending on the weather and surf reports, a full licensed instructor will drive you around to the best spots of that moment so good surf is guaranteed. He will take you to places in Jeffrey’s Bay, St. Francis, where ever the waves are waiting. Again, you will be picked up and dropped off at your accommodation. The equipment is provided if needed, so all you need to do is relax and enjoy the trip.

Included excursions

The cost of the packages included a guided visit to a breathtaking safari game park, as well as a visit to a local JBay 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.

Other activities

  • Photoshoot
  • World's highest bungee - 217 meters
  • Beach horse rides
  • Sandboarding

Instructors

Ettiene Venter
Etienne Venter is a full licensed S.S.A. level 3/ S.E. instructor and life guard so the best care, instructions, and safety are guaranteed.

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 beachbreaks 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

Definitely worth a visit is the J-Bay, which is the most famous and said to be one of the best righthanders on the planet. It works best in July and August when there are usually back-to-back swells with a good period to help join up the sections at the east-facing spot of J-Bay. Jeffrey’s Bay is world-renowned for its many different surf breaks:

  • Kitchen Windows (near main beach): An excellent place to learn how to ride waves. It is a peak that breaks left and right.
  • Magna Tubes: Fast, powerful and classic waves, as good as anywhere else.
  • Boneyards: Boneyards is right next to Supers. You will be able to recognize it with ease, as it is the spot where the waves are breaking almost perfectly, but there are only one or two guys sitting out there. Do not be fooled, this is a locals only break and they take it as a serious offence if you as an outsider decide to surf there. Yeah, it may have the better wave, but that is the bonus of being a local at Jeffrey's Bay for quite some period of time.
  • Super Tubes: The waves here can get large (up to about 10 to 12 feet). This is the ultimate test of your surfing ability. It is very fast, powerful, and very long and as the name suggests, getting tubed is the name of the game. It is suited only to experienced surfers.

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)

Beach Horse rides

Photoshoot

Sand boarding

World's highest bungee jump

What's included

  • All transfers from and to Port Elizabeth airport
  • 7 nights accommodation in seaside dorm including breakfast
  • One guided visit to a breathtaking safari game park
  • Driver with in-depth local surf knowledge
  • All petrol and road tax
  • Daily 2-hour beginner’s or advanced surf lessons with a professional S.S.A./ E.P. instructor or daily surfari to the best waves in the area (JBay, St. Francis Bay, Cape St. Francis, Seal Point, and Bruce’s Beauties)
  • Equipment: surfboards and wetsuits
  • Kitchen facilities available
  • A visit to a local JBay board shaper
  • Free Billabong/J-bay Surftrips T-shirt and local discount vouchers
  • Broadband Internet access
  • Satellite TV

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 including 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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