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Yoga and Surf Camp in South Africa

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Maximum 10 participants
Breakfast included

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Surf, Sup, Yoga, Eat, sleep repeat this is the kind of experience Pumula Surf Camp wants you to experience. With over 30 years of surfing experience and longest running surf school on the south coast, they invite you to hang out with them and have the most amazing experience in a beautiful subtropical setting, warm water, and sunshine all year round. They provide surf lessons with the local and qualified instructors for all levels. Their instructors will take you to the best spots for your surfing ability and make sure you have an awesome experience. Located in a beautiful area with a super cool surf house, stunning unspoiled beaches and hundreds of surf spots.

Meet the instructors

Justin
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Highlights

  • 1 yoga session
  • 1 SUP session
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • 2 surf sessions
  • 3 breakfasts

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 10
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Special menu request
  • Tour assistance

You will stay at Pumula Surf Camp’s lodge that consists of 3 bedrooms. They have a large outdoor deck for the sultry warm evenings, spent around the South Africa style "Braai", a fire pit for fun filled gatherings and various outdoor chill out spots.

Program

The coastline of the surf camp is full of small rocky bays, estuaries and long sandy beaches, excellent for surfing, snorkeling, fishing, and diving. Most local beaches are protected by lifeguards and shark nets. The climate is subtropical so it’s warm all year round, meaning many days of surfing in bikini’s or board shorts or a shorty for winter. There are 7 surf spots within a 10 minutes’ drive from the camp with a good variety of waves that work in different conditions, from point breaks to shallow sandbars, stretching out up to 150 meters from the shore break to the backline. With the average summers swell size of 2-4 foot and 4-6 foot in winter. So Pumula Surf Camp’s surf instructors are always able to find a suitable, safe surfing environment to cater for your ability.

Sample schedule

Day 1

Arrival day, check in, get familiar with the Surf House, check out the surf, sunset SUP session.

Day 2

Morning yoga session, followed by breakfast, followed by surf lesson. You will head to the beach, with a qualified instructor.

  • Learn about ocean awareness
  • How to ride a wave
  • Practice your pop up's on the beach and everything you need to know about the ocean.

Note:

If you are a beginner you will stay in shallow water and be taught how to stand up and a ride a foamie.

Intermediate you will head into deeper waters and learn how to improve your surfing.

Advanced, a guide will take you to super awesome spots.

Day 3

Breakfast, surf session

Day 4

Breakfast

Check-out from the Surf House

Instructors

Justin Maisch
Justin started surfing competitively at a young age and dominated the junior ranks and earned his Springbok colors to surf the world games in Bali and Brazil. He then went onto the world pro series, surfing and traveling throughout South African and Europe reaching the top 200 on the world rankings. Justin has always been on hand for coaching and guidance to help nurture the young up and coming provincial surfers to follow their dreams highlighted by two members of the local rural Umzumbe surf club qualified for their national colors through the national development program. Justin is very passionate about coaching and sharing the art of wave riding. Since 2010, his surf school has been very successful with loads of stoked students coming back for more and continuing with their new way of life.

Location

This surf vacation will take place in Pumula, Umzumbe, South Africa a 300m walk to the beautiful, unspoiled and uncrowded Pumula Beach. The Surf camp has a pack of friendly, super cute dogs and a few cats. It is surrounded by nature, spot the beautiful large bushbuck and her family, hear the porcupines at night and enjoy the super cute natural vervet monkeys and tons of birdlife. See the Fish Eagle soar and hear them call across the valley. Their large sub-tropical garden borders on the most sensational Mangrove forest, which they have direct access to. It is a super magical place.

Features

Activities

  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing

General

  • Barbeque facilities
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • River
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Board rental
  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance

Food

Surf camp menu consists of fresh healthy nutritious meals. Breakfast is served with seasonal fruit smoothies, muesli, and yoghurts, fresh eggs, and croissants. This is included in the package.

They also serve lunch and dinner for an additional fee.

Lunch is usually light with fresh greens from the garden, homemade bread and fresh ocean fish if available. Dinner varies daily and usually consists of fresh greens, grains, salads and a good quality meat option. Examples: Traditional African foods, Fresh seafood platters and a Traditional South African meal of a braai veils (flame grilled barbeque).

All diets are catered for so advise upon booking.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Pescatarian
  • Seafood
  • Whole food
  • Paleo diet
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

  • Order a custom made handcrafted Wedge Surfboard
  • Take a trip out for a tour of the legendary wedge surfboard factory
  • Choose from a variety of available local tours and adventures namely: educational, nature, cultural, extreme, sports and fitness, health and beauty

Such as:

  • SUP tours
  • SUP Yoga
  • Cultural Township Tours
  • Safari's
  • Wildlife
  • Lake Eland Game Reserve
  • Oribi Wild 5 Swing
  • Ziplines
  • Massages

What's included

  • 3 breakfasts
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • 2 Surf lessons
  • 1 Yoga sessions
  • 1 SUP session
  • Free surfing photos
  • Free Wi-Fi

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Any other activities
  • Board rentals
  • Drinks
  • Dinners
  • Lunches
  • Private airport transfers

How to get there

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Arrival by plane

Please arrive at King Shaka International Airport (DUR), Durban, South Africa.

Daily shuttles are available from King Shaka International Airport. You can take the Southern Shuttle - Margate mini coach. You will be dropped at 2nd Avenue Pumula. Pumula Surf Camp will come to collect you. If private airport transfers is preferred, it can be arranged by them too.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 14 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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