School Surfing Opportunities
At Surf Emporium, we offer so much more than ‘just’ learning surfing as a sport. As one of the few officially SSA accredited surf schools in Cape Town, we offer a myriad of opportunities for your school-going kids to get involved in! We have personalised school programmes available for weekly Learn 2 Surf lessons, school outing surf lesson packages, an inter-schools surf league, hostel weekly Learn 2 Surf lessons, school surf squad training & opportunities for your school’s service pillar/society to get involved & give back through adaptive (disabled) surfing.
The Roxy Learn 2 Surf and Surf with Quiksilver Programme has been designed by internationally qualified ISA surf coach and 9 x South African champion Roxy Davis. The ever successful programme offers structured weekly lessons helping you learn to surf or improve your current surfing level! At only R530 per month it includes a once weekly group lesson, equipment hire as well as full use of the facilities including change rooms, lockers and hot showers. Your school can personalise your very own day and time of the week for your school to come surfing! Roxy Davis, is available to present in assembly and develop a specific structure for a specific school needs.
Every year, during Terms 2 and 3, Surf Emporium will host the Western Cape Inter-School's Surf Tag Team League. These surfing competitions take place every second Friday. There are 2 divisions:
- Junior (junior schools)
- Senior (high schools)
The winners of each division will be announced at the end of the league. Prizes include a roaming trophy for juniors and seniors as well as gold, silver & bronze medals. The official SSA Sea Harvest Inter-Schools Surfing Championships will wrap up the league each year.
Surf Emporium works on a regular basis with local, national as well as international partners bringing school groups to Muizenberg. We can accommodate lessons for over 100 participants and have over 17 years of experience in hosting groups of all sizes. Our Surf School is compliant with international Health and Safety regulations and we also have all the associated insurance and liability cover required. A surf lesson outing/workshop is great for encouraging students to get active outdoors, but surf lessons can also educate children about the power of the ocean, how to respect nature, staying safe in and around the water and how to have confidence using their bodies.
Whether it's weekly and termly boarding, we offer group activities for all hostel boarders that offer safe & structured outdoor activities for smaller or bigger groups. Numerous studies show that surfing has massive positive effects on mental health. Physical exercise, especially something as fun as surfing, helps to offset the negative effects of stress. Not to mention, fostering camaraderie & a sense of family between hostel boarders.
- A weekly surf lesson option
- A termly outing
- An annual celebratory occasion
Surf Emporium Muizenberg is the only officially SSA accredited Adaptive Surf School in South Africa. An Adaptive Surfer is a surfer with a disability, including but not limited to, paralyses, cerebral palsy, blindness, amputations etc. These are just some of the many physical challenges that they overcome to share the stoke of simply catching waves (and invariably trying to ride them better).
You can get involved in Adaptive Surfing in many ways namely by registering as an Adaptive Surfer (if you are disabled), becoming an Adaptive Surfing volunteer to assist in Adaptive Surfing Clinics and/or by booking an Adaptive Surfing Experience! Give back now.
Roxy Davis has competed in many surf competitions in her lifetime & made history as the only South African to represent her country in short-boarding, long-boarding and SUP'ing. Roxy, together with a team of technical experts, have developed an Advanced Surf Camp. This camp is ideally for the young intermediate to elite surfer who is looking to take his/her surfing to the next level. These training camps focus on the individual & his or her technique and include video analysis & roaming surf spots.
These camps will advance the individual & their school surfing team for the Inter-Schools Surf League as well as the SSA Inter-Schools Surf Championships.
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- Cardiovascular fitness
- Increased shoulder & back strength
- Increased leg & core strength
- Improved balance & coordination
- A great way to spend time outdoors, enjoying the natural environment
- A magnitude of mental health benefits including being a good outlet for stress and tension
- It is also SUPER FUN!
We are based on the Muizenberg beach front at Surfers Corner which is considered South Africa's surfing nursery. It is considered one of the BEST learn to surf beaches in the whole world! This is largely due to its' location.
Muizenberg is centrally located to accommodate both the beginner and intermediate surf spots on both coastlines, so there are waves every day, as one side is onshore the other will be offshore.
Surf Emporium is one of the few schools in Cape Town officially accredited to Surfing South Africa which is affiliated with the International Surfing Association. We can accommodate lessons for 100+ participants and have many years of experience in hosting larger group surf lessons. Our Surf School is compliant with the international Health and Safety regulations and we also have all the associated insurance & liability cover required.