Personally I found this lesson to be a waste of money. Before we got in the water we were taught the process of surfing, which was fine. However once we got into the water the teaching was completely non-existent. It was really difficult to get out to the instructors (so that they could push us into the waves) due to the tide, which is obviously not their fault, but they kept moving away from us and also completely ignoring us, even at a metre away. We would all be within an arms length and they just couldn't be bothered to grab and guide our boards. When they would eventually grab us, they would just snap at us to get on the board and push us away, not watching to help us improve. I got no guidance whatsoever. They were impatient and unhelpful, and I was a complete beginner so it was really disheartening. Eventually I gave up with the lesson and started catching waves alone, nearer the shore, where I had much more success. They didn't notice that I wasn't going out to them anymore. The people who I was with from my hostel noticed the same things, and I think that we would have been better off just hiring a board and working it out for ourselves.