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“SURF TUITION AND TOURS WITH A S.A. LONGBOARD CHAMPION”
Thanks for the interest in my Surfing lessons and Surf Tours!
All beginner to intermediate lessons are done at Muizenberg.
Rundown on rates, equipment and format for Surf lessons; ( Surfboard is included but not wetsuit)
The first 15 to 20 minutes is spent on the beach warming up, teaching you Safety tips, how to protect yourself from a loose board, practising the correct technique used to jump up onto your feet
from the prone position, and correct stance when up and riding! I show you the correct way to the attach the leash in a particular way so as not to trip you up and on walking out to the surf line I give you fisrt instruction
on what is initially the most important aspect of learning to surf, the CORRECT PADDLING TECHNIQUE. I then assist you with catching waves and depending on your ability progress from there!
I encourage a rest midway if needed. U would chill on beach, eat something light and energy packed like fruit, dates or raisins and
drink water, say for 10 to 15 minutes and then go back into the Ocean.
Regarding Equipment and changing room / shower facilities;
I select the surfboard best suited to an individuals level, but bring your own if you wish to learn to ride it.
Many students have thier own suits, however, If you dont have your own westuit they are available for hire @ R40 for 2 1/2 hours.
A secure changing area, with hairdryers and warm showers available for all students. Valuables are kept in secure place at front desk.
Rundown and rates for Half and Full day Surf Tours in and around Cape Town: ( Mainly for out of town tourists/ for 1, 2 or 3 people)
NB: This tour includes a commentary of the areas we go through, with a focus on the various surf spots, advising on best swell, wind and tides for these surf spots.
We would surf the spot with best conditions on the day, taking into account the fitness level and ability of client. During the surf I give coaching on how
to improve your surfing in all areas, style, paddling technique, take off, bottom turns, cut backs, tube riding and so on.
I am confident I can help you improve no matter what level you are at! I would also advise on best paddle out area and take off spot at any given location
For these trips I have available following surfboards; 6’10” Quad Fish , 6′ 10” Swallow tail thruster and a 7′ 6” Squash tail Mini Malibu thruster.( to float 95 kg. max)
General format and info;
* We normally meet at Constantia shopping centre for Peninsula trips, which is very Central, or Milnerton Lighthouse for West Coast trips and go from there.
*This rate includes fuel for max 100 kms.usually sufficient. Extra kms charged at R2.50 / km.
* Fruit, Spring water and snacks included. We normally lunch at best resturant in our area, for clients account.
*Areas include West coast, Southern Peninsula, and Atlantic Coast West Peninsula areas. Outlying areas also an option, but needs to be discussed beforehand.
*I have surfed virtually every spot in and around Cape Town over the last 40 plus years, and can generally find the best surf on any given day.
*Rate include Surfboards if you dont have your own, but you need to have your own wetsuits or 1 can be hired at R100.00 for the day. Need size and advance warning please.
*Add: R150.00 for collect and drop off from Hotel or B+B, within 20 kms of Wynberg, Cape Town.
Times, bookings and availability; I am available on most days for lessons, if not already booked. Advance bookings need to paid for upfront and are not refundable.
We can do a lesson during the week, best in mornings, which is a lot less crowded or on a weekend. available from 8.30 am to 7.00 pm. ( Day trips till 9 pm.)
Advise on Wetsuits and Custom Surfboards; If u wish to buy a wetsuit, I have a discount arrangement for all my students from Lifestyle in Muizenberg, whom are very well stocked.
As I was a partner at Surf Centre for 8 years, a top C.T. Surf shop at the time, I am in a position to offer sound advise as regards wetsuits. I also offer free advise on which Surfboard is most suitable for you
and am happy to arrange a Customised Surfboard, with your own spray design if this is your preference. A friend of mine Dave Stubbs shapes all the custom orders at a competitive price.
He is a World class shaper, with tons of experience, therefore being the shaper of choice for many top surfers countrywide.
I like to start earlish to prevent sunburn and the crowds ie. 8.30 / 9.00 am latest.
I will do my utmost to get you ”stoked” on surfing! Please email your landline no.if you want me to call you to chat further or with any queries you may have.
Thanks again for your interest. I would love to teach you ! so “LETS GO SURFING”
All the best, Grant Byram for ”Lets Go Surfing” and ”Surf Lessons Cape Town”; Cell; 082-7752519 Tel/ Fax; 021-7620741