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Adventure Surf Camp in South Africa

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Maximum 8 participants
Breakfast included
Airport transfer included

Every surfer knows in Jeffrey's Bay you will find one of the worlds most renowned surf-breaks, supertubes, but Jeffrey's 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. Jeffrey's Bay Surftrips organizes surf trips, wildlife safaris, sightseeing tours, and many other tourist activities. Their purpose is to make your surf safari and holiday trouble free and to ensure you only have to concentrate on the purpose of coming to Jeffrey's Bay - surfing.

Meet the instructors

Ettiene
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Highlights

  • Daily two-hour surf lessons
  • A visit to a local Jefferey's Bay board shaper
  • 1 guided visit to a breathtaking safari game park
  • Services of a driver with in-depth local surf knowledge
  • Daily healthy and delicious breakfast
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


8 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 8
Airport transfer included: Port Elizabeth Airport
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Shopping
  • Restaurant
  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi

You will stay for seven nights at the African Perfection Guest House. The guest house is positioned on the edge of Supertubes. You can choose from mini suites, family suites, seafront suites or the loft suite. All nine luxurious suites are individual decorated with a distinct and celebrated African sentiment.

They are adapted at your personal needs including a mini-bar, satellite TV, current magazines, bath oils and body lotions, and a private balcony with a breath-taking ocean view. This balcony gives you a view upon the legendary perfect right hand surf breaks Jeffrey’s Bay offers.

The loft suite has room for four to six people. It has two bathrooms, a living room, and its own kitchen. The loft suite exists out of several spaces segregated from each other by removable partitions which create a spacious feeling.

In the basement of ‘African Perfection’ Guest house, you will find a restaurant and sushi bar called ‘Twenty Pepper Street’. Here, the menu offers a wide diversity of meals; from a continental breakfast to the best sushi, prepared by the singing cook ‘Steve Walsh’ and his well trained staff.

Wake up with the morning sun, have a early surfing session before having a delicious breakfast in the a la carte restaurant, surf the best waves during the day and watch the dolphins use the ‘supertubes’ as their playground, visit the local shops and board factories, and have dinner in the in-house sushi bar before you watch the sun set over the water.

Please note that African Perfection Guesthouse is the main partner but from time to time, other similar partner guesthouses are used, according to availability.

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

One guided excursion to a game park is included where you can see Africa's Big Five animals; lion, buffalo, elephant, rhino, and leopard. There are two places to visit:

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 among others.

Your guide will take you as close as possible to observe and photograph them. Of course safety is always remained. During the tour he gives explanation about the animals you will be spotting.

Lion Park

The second offer is Lion Park in Port Elizabeth, a forty minutes drive away from Jeffrey's 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 are 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 possibly you may be able to pet the little lion cubs. The cubs up to three months old are kept apart so they can grow strong to compete with the others.

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, zebra’s (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 take place at Jeffrey's Bay in South Africa.

South Africa

The 3000 kilometers of coastline at the bottom of the African continent boasts 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.

Jeffreys 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”.

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 offense 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 surfing spot to test 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.
  • Salad bowls -These waves a short and hollow. The water is quite shallow so this place is reserved for experienced surfers.
  • Tubes - This is a short, perfect hollow wave. Once you master Tubes, you can surf Super Tubes.
  • Point - The Point is 100% enjoyable with cutback sections and everything else you could possibly want from a wave. The waves here tend to be a little smaller than those at Boneyards and Supers. The difference is, that you will have a much longer ride here than at the other two.
  • Albatross (near Kabeljous Caravan Park) - A wave in the same class as Point and mostly uncrowded.

Features

Activities

  • Horse riding
  • Surfing

General

  • Balcony
  • Beach
  • Kitchen
  • Mini bar
  • Restaurant

Services

  • Internet access
  • Local market
  • Room cleaning

Food

Daily breakfast at the 20 Pepper Street, the in-house restaurant of the guest house, is included in the price.

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
  • Sandboarding
  • World's highest bungee (217 meters)

What's included

  • All transfers from and back to Port Elizabeth airport
  • Accommodation in a B&B at one of our partner Guesthouses. All partner Guesthouses are the best in J-Bay and located within walking distance of the surf breaks
  • African Perfection Guesthouse is our main partner but from time to time, other similar partner guesthouses are used, according to availability
  • Breakfast and the room serviced on a daily basis
  • One guided visit to a breathtaking local safari game park
  • Driver with in-depth local surf knowledge with all daily transport for surfing and included activates
  • Daily 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
  • Walking distance to a supermarket and restaurant
  • Wi-Fi
  • Satellite TV
  • 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.
8 days / 7 nights
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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 615 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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