Lifestyle is conveniently located on the beach front in Muizenberg. This is one of the cleanest and most popular stretches of beach with blue flag status, and arguably the best learn to surf beach world wide. There are no currents and gentle yet great long ridable waves. We provide experienced instructors, surfboards, wetsuits and all the sand you can eat.
With over 85 rental surfboards and wetsuits, you will be sure to learn on the best equipment for you.
Mom's on Board
Free! Bring your equipment or use ours.
Every Tuesday during the school term, a group of moms get together to have a fun, social surf. Meet at Lifestyle between 8.30 and 9am.
RIPPA SURF SCHOOL
Established in 2017 by Pippa Jones, in partnership with Lifestyle Surf Shop and Importers Coffee. Rippa Surf School strives to have the most professional surf coaches to get you started in a fun and safe environment.
Rippa Surf School is Lifestyle Surf Shops private surf school.
All rentals are for 2 hours long, but additional time can be requested at a charge of an extra R30 per hour. Reduced rates for longer periods are available.
BOARD & SUIT
BOARD & SUIT (DAY RATE)
Every size you need! Frequent user packages available.
Corporate events / Birthday Parties
2 Hour long corporate events and birthday parties can be arranged.
UP TO 10 PEOPLE
R250 per person
10 TO 15 PEOPLE
R200 per person
MORE THAN 15 PEOPLE
About the sport
Surfing is a unique experience that can be considered both an art form and an athletic pursuit. It is a LIFESTYLE, a way of life and a great recreational activity that promotes physical fitness, great health, relieves stress and certainly enlarges your smile.
Lifestyle is proud to share our surfing knowledge and expertise so that everyone can enjoy the ocean as much as we do. Many people have always wanted to learn to surf but don’t know how to go about it, plus the equipment, the ocean, other surfers and the complexity of surfing may be very daunting to beginners. We make it easy. Surfing is an activity that everyone can enjoy at their own level. Many of our students have taken one or two lessons, become addicted to surfing, buy their own board and wetsuit – and never look back!
Others enjoy the personal attention and group atmosphere of lessons and come weekly to surf with their new surfing buddies. Whatever your goals, surfing is challenging, fun, and a great way to keep fit and meet people. Deciding to learn to surf is guaranteed to open up a whole new way of life for you!
While we make every effort to ensure your safety, we do however require you to sign an indemnity form. Our instructors also go through various safety scenarios with you as part of your lesson. Because of our location, Muizenberg has a unique “Shark Spotting Program” and it is the only one of its kind in the world.
It attempts to balance the needs of both people and white shark conservation by Pro-actively reducing the interaction and conflict between recreational water users and sharks, thus ensuring your safety.
All lessons have a maximum ratio of 5 students to 1 instructor should students be over the age of 15. Under 14-9 year olds are 4 to 1 and 8 and under are 3 to 1 instructor. For students below 7 we advise a 1 on 1 private lesson for the first couple of times.
What to expect
Our instructors will teach you the essential fundamentals which guide you through the process of learning to surf. Depending on your skill level, we will tailor the lesson to your needs. In your first lesson you will learn the basics of board handling, positioning, paddling, various techniques of getting to your feet, surfing etiquette, ocean knowledge and water safety. We guarantee surfing results after your first lesson.
What you get
- All lessons include the surfboard and wetsuit for the duration of the lesson
- Private lessons are 60 minutes long
- Group lessons are 60 minutes long
- Usage of the facilities, hot showers, change rooms, lockers, etc
What to bring
- Swimming costume
- Sunscreen / hat