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Unravel Surf Travel
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Owner description: We offer Surf Lessons, half-day & full-day Guided Surf Tours and Tour Guiding Services for day-trips in the Garden Route! Our Surf Lessons and Guided Surf Trips are tailored according to your level of experience and we surf waves that suit your ability. Our Surf Lessons cater for beginner to intermediate level surfers and our Guided Surf Tours cater for intermediate to advanced level surfers. Our Surf Instructors are qualified and accredited with Surfing South Africa (SSA) and the International Surfing Association (ISA). We follow professional and internationally recognized safety guidelines, but the mood is relaxed. There is loads of room for lots of fun!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 23 November 2015

On our tour along the garden route we decided to take some surf lessions and therefor contacted Hermann. There're a few people who offer surf lessons in that area but we decided for Hermann because the contact via mail already was really friendly and personal. And it turned out to be the best choice.

We met a parking lot directly at the beach in Buffels Bay. At first we had some theory, which took at the most 30 minutes. Sounds short but Hermann explained the most important things and then we went in the water. In the water he explained everything else on concrete situations and examples. Even though we were all on a beginner level Hermann managed it to teach us so well that everyone stood on the board somehow. It was a lot of fun for us and we enjoyed it so much. Hermann was really patient and spread a great mood. The time went super fast.

We took another lesson the next day and we would've loved to take many more lessons if we would've had the time for that.

We highly recommend Unravel Surf Travel for surf lessons. Not just because you get really good lessons. You also get to know really great people. Hermann and his wife Jenya, who also spend the time with us and took some GoPro-photos, are really sweet. They do what they love and that's what you can feel when you're with them.
We were really impressed that they also make some time to teach kids from townships how to surf, to get them out of their usual surrounding and onto the boards. The Surfer Kids Non-Profit is great thing!

We hope that we get back to South Africa soon, so that we can experience the Unravel Surf Travel Tour with Hermann and Jenya! :)

Thank SabrinaLuedecke
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Reviewed 21 January 2015

I was a complete beginner and assumed I'd probably never get up on the board. In two super-well-priced lessons Hermann made it seem so easy. He gets an immediate feel for your capabilities and picks just the right waves, but doesn't assume you won't get it just because you're a beginner -- he challenges you. I fell in love with the feeling and am planning my next surf trip! Super recommended -- one of my best vacation experiences anywhere.

1  Thank Eve F
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Reviewed 17 January 2015 via mobile

Cool surfing! we had a 2hours lesson for beginners. Herman was very patient, thanks to him we really enjoyed the experience and now we want to continue to surf :-) ..we also got nice pictures of us surfing away in the end... we can recommend Unravel Surf Travel with no reserves.

1  Thank Jakob P
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Reviewed 19 December 2014 via mobile

We travelled from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth in Dec 14 and decided to get surfing a go as we never tried before. We contacted Hermann who arranged the 2h session on Diaz Beach in Mossel Bay.

Hermann made it very easy for us to find the place with detailed driving instructions. The equipment (wetsuit and surf board) was of very good quality and the beach just ideal.

He is a very patient and dedicated instructor and really went the extra mile to help us succeed.

Would recommend Unravel Surf Travel. Surfing is really fun, and we think Hermann played a role in making us love it.

1  Thank JMS3358
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Reviewed 23 November 2014

Such an incredible surf trip! Local and mostly organic food, yoga, amazing site seeing, great loving people, surfing and paddle boarding, beautiful accommodations and a fun loving community environment. Unravel Surf Travel is the perfect opportunity to experience the beauty of the Southern Cape with locals who know the area best. The surf instructor is fantastic and I still keep in touch with the friends I made. Can't wait until I can go again and bring more people along! Hermann and Jenya are most wonderful guides and I can't thank them enough for putting together such an amazing holiday experience!

1  Thank MaryFlemming
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