Freezer Surf Lessons

Our one hour freezer lesson is aimed at our younger surfers ‘groms’, under the age of ten. This a ‘one on one’ surf lesson where the aim is to get our 'groms' into the water whilst making them feel comfortable and gain confidence. We use soft top foam boards with soft fins for our ‘freezer’ lessons and the coach is with the participant for the full hour. All participants are required to be water safe. We offer private five lesson ‘freezer’ packages. Unique to our Surf School and a Muizenberg favourite; our private lesson ‘freezer’ packages offer a 25% discount when purchasing the 5 Private Surf lesson package.

What is Included?

For children under the age of 10 years old we offer our all inclusive 1 hour Freezer surf lessons. This lesson includes a qualified Surf Emporium or Surfing South Africa Level 1 Surf Instructor/s for the full duration of your child's surf lesson, providing them with structured lessons at their own pace. All lessons include the use of our surf school facilities as well as the use of the surfboard and wetsuit for the duration of your lesson. You can book a freezer surf lesson at a time that suits you. All our Freezer Lessons have a ratio of 1 Instructor : 1 Participant to ensure that the child geted all the attention they need. 


What to expect during your lesson?

A Freezer surf lesson can be tailored to suit your child's own skill level and improve at their own pace with our qualified instructor/s or requested instructor of your choice. The lessons will follow our 16 lesson structured learn to surf programme to gain the essentials of learning to surf and equip them with the knowledge to ride their first wave. Our instructors are here to guide your child throughout their surfing journey from beginner to advanced whilst giving expert advice to improve their skill level. Their first surf lesson at Surf Emporium will include safety, ocean awareness and basic surf etiquette.


Frequently asked questions

What is a Freezer lesson?

A freezer lessons a one hour ‘one on one’ lesson for children under the age of 10 years old. This lesson is aimed at our younger surfers ‘groms’ to get them into the water whilst making them feel comfortable and supported.

Can I have 2 participants with one instructor?

For participants under the age of 10 we recommend ‘one on one’ lessons. Our Freezer lesson offering doesn’t change in price if you add more participants like our Private Surf Lessons do.

Can my child and their friend do the lesson together?

On a Freezer lesson each participant will receive their own instructor but all beach work and warm ups can be done together.

Can my child do the 1.5hr private lessons even if they are under 10 years old?

Yes, Definitely. Our freezer lessons were designed for children as we noticed that many smaller children couldn’t last a full lesson without getting cold. However if you think your child can do the 1.5 hour lesson it is possible to.


What to Bring?

  • Swimming Costume
  • Beach Towel
  • Sun-screen
  • Padlock for locker

*You are welcome to bring your own wetsuit and/or surfboard if you have your own

**We advise all surf lesson participants to arrive 15 - 20 minutes before the start of your lesson to find parking and get signed in.


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Our offering includes once off individual lessons or you can Pay for four and get your 5th lesson free.

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Important information

  • Payment is required at the start of every lesson
  • Package card surf lessons need to be booked 24 hours in advance
  • All participants need to submit a completed indemnity form before the first surf lesson
  • All standard surf school terms and conditions apply


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