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Son Surf School J-Bay is owned by Billabong team rider and accredited ISA coach, Kelvin Zehmke. We offer surf lessons for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. All lessons include board and wetsuit rentals. The advanced lessons also include...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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4 Da Gama Road, Jeffreys Bay 6330, South Africa
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+27 76 501 6191
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All reviews surf school learn how j bay cape town great coach feel welcome thank you so much super fun the owner amazing experience these guys no matter explained everything kelvin pierre instructor patience
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Those guys are awesome! After YEARS of surfing they made me stand on the board after an hour. Sure: wobbly and with a lot of work to do, but anyways - I had a blast and the success made my day! The very experienced instructor...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AnnaTravelChick
404kelvinz, Owner at Son Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Anna, Thanks so much for your kind review - always GOOD to hear that the things we endeavor to do to set us apart and above are noticed and appreciated! William enjoyed taking you out and furthermore hopes and wishes you the very best...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I showed up on Thursday afternoon a beginner and with an hours time, lots of fun, and many great laughs Tristan had me up on the board and surfing in no time! Wish I had more time to go back so he could teach me...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CBattershall
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a class to learn how to surf at Son Surf School as it was recommended by my B&B owner. The instructor was very friendly, patient and knowledgeable. That's why I booked another private lesson the day after. The price is fair and the...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MarcLoder
Reviewed 1 week ago

My two daughters wanted surfing lessons; and where better than in JBay? Son Surf School was easy to find and the employees were very helpful and friendly.My two sons hired long-boards to surf on while their sisters enjoyed their surfing lessons! The instructor was very...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Charl V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I had a lesson with Tristan and he was patient with a 39 yr old mom trying to learn surf and fun with a 9 yr old surfing his first wave!! Thx Tristan, you have a heart of gold and a special...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MomofboysCT
404kelvinz, Owner at Son Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Was GREAT to have you guys with us and really hope to see you again in the near future to catch some more waves and watch the seed grow :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks so much to Tristan for the lesson! As beginners we felt at ease even during the really rough conditions. Also William was really good at organising us boards to rent during the week! Great set up there!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lovetoholiday333
404kelvinz, Owner at Son Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the awesome review! We work hard at making our surfers feel comfortable and confident while beginning the new adventure of surfing, so really good hear that you guys had a great experience!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks Tristan for a brilliant surfing 101 lesson! He was patient and explained everything clearly and step by step. Can't wait to hit the surf again soon.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DanStillerman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After coming to Jbay every year since I have been a kid, I finally decided to take surf lessons. It was definitely a great idea and great fun. Tristan definitely helped me a lot and made sure I got it right. Can't wait to become...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kella200
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an awesome lesson with Tristan ,real fun guy and maybe crazy ? Keen to do more lesson here. Thanks Son Surf for the experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Herbertgrapes
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Wow. If I could rate this place 10 stars, I would. Excellent and fun lessons with the most friendly and supportive staff. William is such a jokester and you are bound to laugh at his jokes. Really highly recommend this place!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Natzfroz
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