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Learn to Surf at Addington Beach

Durban, South Africa

Experience hosted by Brandon

90 minsHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

When was the last time you tried something for the first time? All you need to do is arrive with swimwear, a towel and be prepared not to take yourself seriously. Get ready for lots of laughter!

No experience or fitness or equipment is needed. We have lockers for all your bags. We have rash vests and wetsuits for you. We have a maximum of 3 people per coach. We like this to be a comfortable experience to maximise the fun and wave riding. If your group is larger than 3 people, more of my vibrant professional surf coaches join.

The first 10-15 minutes will be spent on the beach learning about the ocean, how to stay safe in the surf and the manoeuvre known as the ‘pop-up’ which is how you stand. You’ll feel relaxed and orientated to the surf before you even get wet.

Then we head out into the surf. We paddle out and your coach will be there with you. Your coach times the wave for you so that we push you onto the wave and tell you when to stand. You’re guaranteed to ride a wave in this session. We help you with your technique and by the end you’ll be feeling the ‘stoke’; the magical indescribable feeling only a surfer knows!
Other things to note
There are no 'stupid' questions - please ask anything.

We surf when it rains - because you get wet anyway! Sometimes the best surf is on grey days.

Message me if you want a different time slot.
When was the last time you tried something for the first time? All you need to do is arrive with swimwear, a towel and be prepared not to take yourself seriously. Get ready for lots of laughter!

No experience or fitness or equipment is needed. We have lockers for all your bags. We have rash vests and wetsuits for you. We have a maximum of 3 people per coach. We like this to be a comfortable experience to maximise the fun and wave ridin…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Wetsuits/Rash Vests/Lockers/Showers/Change Rooms

Meet your host, Brandon

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 74 Reviews
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Born in Durban, and now owner of surf shop Xpression on the Beach in Durban, I have surfed for fun and in competitions for years. I love sharing the Durban surf culture with people from around the world.
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From $35
/ person
Thu, 22 Apr
$35 per person
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Join 2 other guests
$35 per person
Fri, 23 Apr
$35 per person
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
$35 per person
Sun, 25 Apr
$35 per person
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
$35 per person

Where you'll be

My shop is situated at the beginner-intermediate surfing paradise at beautiful Addington Beach in Durban. There are really fun waves here to surf in the warm Indian Ocean.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 74 reviews.

Shaun
March 2021
Was an awesome experience and the coaching team have great patience to assist in tweaking what is needed to turn you Pro in once day!! 🤣 It truely is an unforgettable experience to catch your first wave!! Thanks to Brandon and his coaching team!!! Highly recommended!
Was an awesome experience and the coaching team have great patience to assist in tweaking what is needed to turn you Pro in once day!! 🤣 It truely is an unforgettable experience…
Ronell
December 2020
Was a really cool experience that the whole family could safely participate in. Charlotte took lovely photos and Brandon freely shared all sorts of interesting tid bits. So much fun!
Nicola
December 2020
An excellent experience! Brandon and his team makes it easy for even a complete novice to learn about surfing, and actually manage to stand up and ride a wave :D We thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone who is in Durbs looking for a fun thing to do. Great value, and fantastic shop as well!
An excellent experience! Brandon and his team makes it easy for even a complete novice to learn about surfing, and actually manage to stand up and ride a wave :D We thoroughly enjo…
Masilo
December 2020
Awesome experience. I felt the STOKED feeling surfers have been talking about. My couch was kind enough to assist in using a GoPro to record my surfing. I really enjoyed the experience.
Meritaton
December 2020
It was my first time learning how to surf and I was obviously very nervous but Brandon and his team greatly reassured me. They made me feel very comfortable. Coach Thabani was an amazing instructor and he was very patient with me!! He's also a professional life guard and that made me feel quite safe in the waters. I had lots of fun and I would recommend this experience to everyone! I will certainly do this again when I come back here :) Btw - they also have a safe place where you can put your valuables and change of clothes.
It was my first time learning how to surf and I was obviously very nervous but Brandon and his team greatly reassured me. They made me feel very comfortable. Coach Thabani was an a…
Sam
December 2020
Everyone who visits Durban should do this. Brandon and his team make surfing accessible to anyone of any age. Take it from someone who has always been intimidated by the ocean - this is a safe, exhilarating, highly addictive experience. Plus, it’s kid friendly. An incredibly cool family activity.
Everyone who visits Durban should do this. Brandon and his team make surfing accessible to anyone of any age. Take it from someone who has always been intimidated by the ocean - th…

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  • Thu, 22 Apr
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Join 2 other guests
    $35 per person
  • Fri, 23 Apr
    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    $35 per person
  • Sun, 25 Apr
    12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    $35 per person
  • Mon, 26 Apr
    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    $35 per person
  • Tue, 27 Apr
    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    $35 per person
  • Thu, 29 Apr
    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    $35 per person
  • Fri, 30 Apr
    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    $35 per person
  • Sat, 1 May
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    $35 per person

Activity advisory

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 4 and up can attend.

What to bring

Towel

Swimwear