Surf School and tours:

The AHJ Surf School operates out of the world renowned Buccaneers Backpackers in Chintsa, with 15 km of uncrowded beach breaks on our doorstep. From our excellent beginner breaks to reputed spots for the experienced like Queensbury Bay point, Yellow Sands Point and beach break and the internationally recognized Nahoon Reef, all within easy driving.

If you are new to the sport, all year is good with predominantly warm waters throughout and ideal learning conditions presenting themselves at one of the many consistent breaks near by. See Day Surf School and 3 Day Surf Camp below for full details.
For the experienced surfers, the winter months are best as big low pressures move up the coast accompanied by good ground swell.

• One Day Surf School (A beginners Introduction to surfing)
• 3 Day Surf Camp (For the enthusiastic, committed beginner)
• Customized South African and Wild Coast packages (Experienced only) – enquire for details

One Day Surf School:

This is our introduction to the amazing world of surfing and the dynamics of the ocean. Over the course of a three hour lesson with our instructor you will cover:
• equipment and history of surfing
• safety in the ocean, including theory on wave formation, coastal geology, rips, currents, tides and wind influence
• paddling techniques and catching waves
• standing techniques
• wave selection

The lesson starts with your theory before hitting the water for the next two and a half hours.

Equipment includes a range of mini-malibu surfboards and a wetsuit. All students are given the option to keep the surfboard and wetsuit for the remainder of the day free of charge.

Three day surf camp:

Base yourself in Chintsa, at Buccaneers Backpackers, for our fully inclusive three day surf camp. At unbelievably good rates you are guaranteed an extremely fun, seriously informative and exceptionally physical “surf to the max” package!!

Day 1: Breakfast overlooking Chintsa beach before getting your equipment and heading out for the morning with our instructor.
Over the course of a three hour lesson with our instructor you will cover:
• equipment and history of surfing
• safety in the ocean, including theory on wave formation, coastal geology, rips, currents, tides and wind influence
• paddling techniques and catching waves
• standing techniques
• wave selection

A light picnic style lunch is served at the pool.

The afternoon gives you the opportunity to practice, in your own time, the skills taught by your instructor in the morning.

Day 2: Healthy buffet breakfast of cereals, yogurt, toast and boiled eggs up on the deck of the “View of Africa” restaurant before heading for the beach.

“Surf Camp” board riders will have the option of a theory re-fresh (recommended) or they can go for a surf while the instructor covers this with any new “day students”.

10:00am – 12:00pm is in the water with the instructors as they build on the skills and techniques you are developing.

After lunch, “Surf Camp” riders will pack the surf truck and head for one or more of our local breaks. Further theory will include:
• Surfing theory and techniques – advanced
• Rocky shores and marine and coastal ecology
• Understanding equinox tides and swell formation
• Receive personalized attention from our teaching team
• Experience a new and challenging break

Late afternoon chill out with a DVD of some of the best surfers enjoying awe inspiring waves from around the world.

Scrumptious dinner, bed!!

Day 3: Early start as you head for a “dawney” (early surf) at the local beach break.
A hot shower, breakfast and lots of coffee gets you ready for a day out cruising for the best waves of the day. Our instructors will use their local knowledge to maximize your experience as they find the optimal surf spot to suit you.

Enjoy sundowners from the top of a secluded sand dune or overlooking one of our reef or point breaks before returning to Chintsa for dinner and party in the bar.

Surf Camp Package includes:

• 3 Nights Accommodation: in our tented camp set in coastal forest overlooking Chintsa beach and lagoon.
• Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunches and dinners for the three days
• Equipment: Mini-malibu surfboard and a wetsuit, access to DVD’s
• Instruction: Theory and practical lessons as laid out in the program
• Transport: All transport as required for surf outings on days two and three
• Extras: Sundowner box of wine (no, not per person!!), good laughs and thrilling experiences, beach volleyball and frisbee

Surf Camp Package excludes:

• Snacks and drinks during the day
• Alcohol (unless specified)
• Internet & e-mail (available through Buccaneers at good rates)
• Boredom

• Min 2 max 6 for Surf Camp
• Special rates for group bookings of 6

Click here to contact us & make a booking or e-mail mike@ahj.co.za