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Fantastic Surf Camp in South Africa

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They say salt water can cure anything, and a week of catching waves, chilling on the beach, and toasting the sunset at one of the most iconic surf locations in the world and the home of the perfect wave is definitely an antidote for the stresses of daily life or simply a recipe to have the time of your life. Soak up the sunshine, enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, and let Son Surf School take you there, Jeffreys Bay, the place of dreaming!

Highlights

  • Surf lessons and theory
  • Use of surfboards and wetsuits
  • Guided game drive in Addo Elephant National Park
  • Guided tour of surf spots and the town of Jeffreys Bay
  • Visit to Surfboard Shaping Bay
  • 10 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfasts

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


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

Facilities

  • Barbeque facilities
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Aloe Again Beach Accommodation has the most desirable address - Pepper Street. This places you only 50 meters and a minute walk from the world famous Supertubes surf break. SPAR food store is a four-minute walk from the property, while St Francis Bay is 28 kilometers away. The nearest airport is Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ), which is 85 kilometers away and approximately 45 minutes' drive.

This laid-back self-catering house feels like a home away from home. It offers eight basic twin, double, and family en-suite rooms that are serviced daily. All rooms come standard with linen and bath towels, and a private bathroom with free toiletries. All units feature a wardrobe. There is DStv Select in each room as well as in the communal lounge.

Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free Wi-Fi throughout the property. An open plan kitchen, lounge, and entertainment area (featuring a pool table and indoor braai) invite you to kick back and take in the ocean air while you mingle with other guests.

The back garden has an awesome fire pit which serves as the ideal place to meet new people and forge bonds of friendship that will draw you back to the bay time and time again. It also offers a terrace and you can play billiards at the accommodation. Bike hire is also available. Do as much, or as little, as you like here.

Son Surf School South Africa Surf Camp Program

Never caught a wave before? No problem - you don't have to be a surfer to join this camp, but Son Surf School can and will gladly help you become one. The coaching protocols are comprehensive and they cater for all levels and abilities - beginner, intermediate, and advanced. The instructors (ISA and SSA-accredited) will teach you everything from guided tours to catching your first wave, surf etiquette, water safety, video analysis, and much more.

Beginner lesson

The reason Son Surf School starts off with beginner surfers on longboards is because they are easier. The longer and wider a surfboard, the more stable and forgiving it is. It will, however, be more tricky to carry and turn. As your skills improve, you will be able to ride a smaller board.

After one lesson, your feet should have touched the board for at least two seconds. Each person has their own skill level and depending on fitness, age, flexibility, mindset and what you ate for dinner the night before, so you will achieve different results. Most people will stand in their first lesson, others take two or three. Few people stand on their very first wave. The most important thing is that you have fun and don’t hurt yourself. Son Surf School will do their best to instruct, motivate, and encourage you to surf your best from the very beginning.

Advanced lesson

Coaching for the advanced surfer includes filming, video analysis, and contest strategy.

Equipment

Son Surf School provides surfboards and wetsuits as a part of the lesson at no extra cost. They have a wide range to choose from so you don’t have to worry about bringing your own. They also cater for all shapes, ages, and sizes.

Children

Children and teenagers are 100% welcome (Son Surf School is very family oriented hence they wish to cater for family groups) - they have experience with children as young as 4 years old. That would be their youngest age (4 years old) as far as the surfing program is concerned. However, they can customise a package especially for for a family or a group, for example, 4 people but only 3 will be part of the surfing program.

Son Surf School will discount the package accordingly as there is one less person learning to surf (whether they are too young or other reasons).

Included excursions

  • Game drive in Addo National Elephant Park
  • Visit to JBay surf village
  • Visit to Surfboard Shaping Bay (local shaper and legend) to witness how a surfboard comes to life

Instructors

Kelvin Zehmke
Kelvin Zemhke is a surf instructor.

Location

This surf camp will take place in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. Jeffreys Bay is one of the most idyllic and learner-friendly surfing locations in the country. A host of some of the best waves in the world awaits you - up to 10 world class breaks and of course, Jeffreys Bay is home of the best right-hand surf break in the world!

Ranked number six on World Surf League, international surfers flock to catch the legendary waves in this, a paradise of sunshine, aloes, dolphins, shells, perfect points, and classic reefs. Surfers and others who found it hard to leave such an idyllic spot have turned Jeffreys Bay into a year-round fun place to be, creating a thriving local craft industry besides the surf shops on just about every corner.

The wave is not too powerful, so it's perfect to begin on. There are no rocks or reef to hurt yourself on. There are no strong rips. When the wind blows, strong side currents do occurs, so it's always good to keep a beach marker and move back to that when veering off too far. Beach access is easy with lots of open parking. Jeffreys Bay is a short drive from Port Elizabeth (75 kilometers).

Nearby places

  • Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ), 45 minutes' drive
  • SPAR food store - 4 minutes' walk
  • St Francis Bay, 28 kilometers
  • Supertubes surf break, 50 meters - 1 minute's walk

Features

Activities

  • Horse riding
  • Surfing
  • Zip lining

General

  • Barbeque facilities
  • Beach
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Pet friendly

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Room cleaning

Food

During this camp, you will only be served breakfasts. However, Jeffreys Bay has an awesome selection of restaurants, coffee shops, local craft beers, and proudly South African chow! There are Nina's Real Food, InFood Bakery & Deli, J-Bay Bru Co, Kitchen Windows Beach Restaurant, just to name a few.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • 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)

A visit to Penguin Rehabilitation Center

You can visit the rehabilitation center for free in Cape St. Francis.

Tour of Tsitsikamma National Park

On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, you will walk through an old 800-year-old forest of endemic endemic yellowwood trees. You will explore diverse coastlines and hit the array of hiking trails. The park is home to numerous mammals, reptiles, and vast amount of different bird species, including the very rare Tauraco and sunbird. Meanwhile, numerous amenities including restaurants, chalets, shops, campsites, and adventure tour operators ensure a comfortable and versatile trip to sitsikamma National Park.

Other activities

  • Abseiling
  • Beach walks
  • Beer tasting (local craft beers)
  • Bow shooting (archery)
  • Bungee jumping (Bloukrans)
  • Canal and river cruises
  • Golf (links course plus many more)
  • Horse riding
  • Sandboarding
  • Tsitsikamma National Park walking tour
  • Visiting the Penguin Rehabilitation Center in Cape St Francis
  • Ziplining (Storms River) as well as epic hiking trails

What's included

  • Surf lessons and theory
  • Use of boards and wetsuits during the lessons and off time
  • Surfing video analysis
  • Guided tour of surf spots and the town of Jeffreys Bay
  • Guided game drive in Addo Elephant National Park
  • Visit to Surfboard Shaping Bay (local shaper and legend)
  • 10 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • Access to Wi-Fi and DStv (satellite)
  • 40% discount at Billabong surf store
  • Airport transfer to and from Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ)

What's not included

  • Flights from your location to Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ)
  • Visa for your travel
  • Additional sightseeing / activities
  • Other meals
  • Car hire / transport in and around Jeffreys Bay
  • Photographer (photos priced individually)

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ).

You can hire a vehicle through Marina Cab Hire. She will meet you at the airport. The cost is 40 ZAR for pick up and 80 ZAR for return. Otherwise, you can use any of the other vehicle hire companies (e.g. Avis, Europcar, etc).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 35% 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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