So you want to learn how to surf? Good, you’ve come to the right place. The instructors at our Cape Town Surf School have many years of experience and a life of surfing passion to share with you. We can customise every surf lesson specifically for you.

Using the same teaching methodology we apply to our kitesurfing lessons, our surfing instructors will tailor each lesson to your current ability, learning type and personality. You’ll learn to ride a board, read the waves and surf like a pro.

For beginners we use soft surf boards, which offer an easier, more floatable board to learn on and a more comfortable ride when you fall or tumble. For advanced surfing lessons you have the option of using a higher performance, traditional surfboard.


If you are a ‘doer’ then we let you learn by doing. You will progress at your natural rate, improving your skills safely and potentially much faster.

If you’re a ‘visual’ learner we’ll give you demonstrations, using a hands-on approach until you fully grasp each component and want to try for yourself.

If you prefer to learn by listening we’ll adapt the lesson for you and explain everything step by step until you’re comfortable to head out on to the water.

Whichever approach works for you, we’ll encourage you and increase your knowledge and confidence until you’re ready to progress. You will gain a thorough understanding of why and how each aspect of surfing works until you feel confident to get up on the board on your own. It’ll soon be second nature to you. We know what we’re doing, it won’t take long!



MEETING POINT Driftwood Restaurant
Location Map
DEPARTURE TIME We leave 30 minutes before the lesson is scheduled to begin
RETURN TIME We get back half an hour after the lesson ends
WEAR Whatever you like, so long as you have something snug on underneath that will fit under a wetsuit. And bring a towel.
Professional instructor Transport to lesson site
Surfboard Wetsuit
Leash Fun
Lifejacket Helmet
Progress Getting Wet

Additional information

GROUP-SIZEGroup, Private Lesson, Semi-Private Lesson

Beginners surfing lessons at our Cape Town Surf School will help you to understand and enjoy this fantastic sport with a splash. Our instructors use a dynamic approach and teaching methodology, with fun and progression being our upmost priority, guaranteed to give you, your friends and family that perfect wave riding experience. You don’t need any prior surfing experience for the beginners course. The only necessity is that you know how to swim and want to ride the waves. We’ll help you get up and on the board, and experience a new found passion for surfing. The beginners course will teach you all the basics you need to enjoy this exciting sport for years to come.

Advanced surfing lessons are for people with previous experience of surfing who want to improve their skills and learn new skills and tricks. If you’re ready to take your surfing to the next level, Graykite Cape Town is ready to help you progress. We’ll teach you new moves and sharper turns while riding bigger waves than you have done before.

Kids surfing lessons are the perfect introduction to the sport for our junior friends – they’ll have tons of fun and learn a cool new sport in complete safety. At Graykite Cape Town we love teaching kids as it’s so rewarding to see them learning oh so fast, at a rate most of us bigger folk can only dream of. Our surfing instructors’ priorities are safety and fun and we have designed a unique lesson structure to make sure that’s what we deliver. A lesson with Graykite can help your kids discover a new passion and fully embrace the sport we call surfing.