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3-day 'Stoked on the Southern Cape' surf camp

Arniston

Activity Description

This epic 3-day surf road trip adventure offers you the unique opportunity to learn how to surf or improve your surfing whilst exploring some of the best-kept secrets of the Southern Cape. We follow the beautiful coastline from Cape Town to our surf camp accommodation in the picturesque beachside village of Arniston. En route we stop off to surf at one of the many beaches along the way. Daily progressive surf lessons are combined with activities including visiting the Southernmost Tip of Africa, whale spotting in Hermanus, sandboarding at sunset and hiking along sand dunes to hidden seas caves. Join us on this experience of a lifetime!

Based in the seaside village of Arniston, this surf camp lodging is only foot steps from the beach we surf at. Arniston is only 2.5 hours drive from Cape Town (however since we road trip up there on day 1, surfing along the way and stopping off for lunch and photo stops, it takes us a full day to get there). The village is nestled between sand dunes and farm land with the warmer azure blue waters of the Indian Ocean lapping on it’s shores. The surf here is great for beginner to intermediate surfers year round and during the Winter months can also be enjoyed by more experienced surfers too.

The lodging we stay at is a cosy beach house designed for surfers. It has two rooms with dormitary-style beds, one double room, a fantastic outside barbeque area (where we spend most of our evenings), a fully equipped kitchen where we’ll prepare hearty meals for the hungry surfers, a sunny chill out lounge with fire place for the colder months, an outdoor shower and indoor shower facilities.

When booking online please add the following information in the ‘notes’ section:
1) Medical Insurance details (company name, contact number & policy number)
2) Emergency Contact/Next of Kin (name & contact number with correct country code)
3) Any medical conditions/allergies we should be aware of

Arrangements

DurationOpen Ended
WhenOnce monthly (Fri-Sun): 12-14 July; 16-18 August; 13-15 September; 11-13 October; 8-10 November; 30 November -2 December
WhereOn Friday, we will collect you from one of our city pick up locations between 08:00-08:45am and transfer you to Strand beach for your first lesson. We will then move on to the accommodation in Arniston (via the scenic route) where we will base ourselves for the rest of the weekend and surf the remaining lessons and do the other included activities from there. We will drop you back at one of our city pick up locations at approximately 6pm on Sunday.
WeatherPlease note surf camps will run regardless of weather. We are at the mercy of the elements and these can not be determined at the time of scheduling camp dates for the year. We base our decision whether to operate the camp surf lessons according to wind, tide and swell charts. We typically DO NOT cancel surf lessons because of rain. You're going to get wet anyway. Besides it's the most fun you can have outdoors in the rain! And if for any reason we can't surf one of the surf camp lessons, we will find something else that is fun for you to fill the time.
What to WearFor each lesson please wear a swimsuit and apply sunscreen in advance if possible. On day 1, please keep your towel and change of dry clothing in an easily accessible compartment of your bag as we will start the day with a surf lesson en route to the accommodation.
Things to Bringwaterproof suncreen (zinc and or ‘Island Tribe’ recommended); towels x 2; bathing suit/boardshorts; warm jacket; sandals; bottle of water; cash for refreshments & lunch on day 1
Guests or SpectatorsGuest information: Only full paying guests will be allowed on the vehicle and in the lessons. Non-surfers may only join at the full camp price.

Requirements

Minimum Age18 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight110.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

*2 nights accommodation in Arniston beach house
*3 x 2 hour surf lessons
*use of all surfing equipment
*surfing photographs (snapshots taken by coaches during the lesson) uploaded to the web
*return transportation from Cape Town city pick up points
*all meals from dinner on day #1 up to and including lunch on day #3
*all listed activities, including sandboarding

Exclusions

*PRE- and POST-camp accommodation (ie the night prior to departure from Cape Town and the night of day #3 when we return to Cape Town). These can be arranged if needed at an additional cost.
*airport transfers (can be arranged at additional cost)
*lunch on day #1
*soft drinks, bottled water, snacks or alcohol
*any items of personal nature

Notes

We will collect you from one of our designated city pick up points at 8:15-8:45am on day 1 and cruise along the coast in our comfortable, spacious van. The coach is your driver too for the weekend and will keep you entertained with surfing stories, information on the local area and some epic road trip tunes of course! On day 3, we will drop you off (at the same pick up point) at approximately 6:30-7pm after a full long weekend of sun, surf and fun.

We provide you with a wetsuit and surfboard to use for the duration of the camp. For those who have never surfed or who have only surfed a handful of times, we use our beginner-specific soft boards making it easy to catch waves and stand up. For those who have surfed before and have an understanding of how to catch waves and handle a board in crowded conditions, we offer regular epoxy or fibreglass boards.

We use 4:3mm wetsuits that are well maintained and are sure to keep you warm for the duration of each 2-hour session. In the Summer months, we are sometimes able to surf without wetsuits at this location due to the Indian Ocean temperatures rising and you can, therefore, make use of our surf school rash vests for sun protection.

When booking online please add the following information in the ‘notes’ section:
1) Medical Insurance details (company name, contact number & policy number)
2) Emergency Contact/Next of Kin (name & contact number with correct country code)
3) Any medical conditions/allergies we should be aware of

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