Arrival day. Check in and have your welcome tour of Coffee Shack Backpacker lodge and facilities, get shown to your room, relax or take a walk down to the beach and generally orientate yourself. You will meet our surf instructors, discuss the program for the next few days and any previous surfing experience you may have (none is necessary). Dinner is served around 19:00.
We try to cover two surf lessons and a theory lesson on the first day. Start the morning with a cappuccino before your 2 hour morning group lesson, (we never have more than 5 surfers in any of our groups). In this first lesson, you will learn the basics of paddling, catching white waters and standing up, if you have never surfed before. The instructor will assess your surfing skills, so that we can customise your package according to your ability and allocate you the appropriate equipment. Return to Coffee Shack for an energising breakfast. Then you have time to relax, enjoy the hammocks, explore Coffee Bay, or go on a hike, before your first private lesson at 15:00 in the afternoon. The private lessons are exclusive to your group who are doing the Surf Package. Before dinner you will have your first theory lesson, an "Introduction to surf equipment". Dinner is a hearty two course meal, served around 19:00. After dinner enjoy the company of travellers around the camp fire or get some much deserved sleep.
Sleep in if you want, enjoy a leisurely breakfast. At 10:30 leave for Beach Day, this entails a day of surf lessons, sun, beach volley ball and general fun. Enjoy another group lesson on the Beach Day and use of the appropriate surf boards all day. Freshly toasted sandwiches are served for lunch. Before dinner you will have your second surf theory lesson, and the usual delicious 2 course meal around 19:00.
Start your morning with a group lesson. Return to Coffee Shack for a good breakfast. You then have the day to yourself, until your afternoon private lesson at around 15:00. You can join the daily scheduled day trip to explore the area, use your free “board hire” to get in some extra practise or just relax in the hammocks.
In your afternoon private lesson, you will have the chance to put your new learned surf theory into practise. That evening you will have your third and final surf theory lesson, before the usual 2 course dinner at around 19:00.
Another happy, busy day starting with a standard group lesson, come back and enjoy breakfast. You then have the day to yourself, until your afternoon private lesson at 15:00. During your private lesson, you and the instructors will apply the theory you learned during your previous theory lessons. Enjoy the usual two course dinner that evening.
Departure day, you may decide to extend your surf package lessons to run over a few more days or enrol for the following weeks surf package. Many guests have (and recommend) extended their stay and do the surf package over 6 or 7 days, as it is less demanding, the choice is yours. If you sadly have to leave our little paradise, have a morning surf and breakfast before you go. Check-out time is 11:00, safe travels, hope to see you again soon.
For all surf lessons specified in the itinerary, wetsuits and the appropriate surfboard are provided. Surfers also get a free rental of the appropriate hard surfboard and wetsuit, for one half day (morning or afternoon), when they would like.
Surfboard hire (half day, morning or afternoon) = ZAR50
Wetsuit hire (half day, morning or afternoon) = ZAR30