Intermediates are required to have previous surf experience and should be comfortable to surf on their own at backline without the help of an instructor to push them on waves. If this sounds like you and you are looking to improve your overall technique in a one-on-one setting, then this option is for you.

Lessons are 1 hour long and are subject to weather conditions and tides on the day.

Browse our intermediate lesson options below where you’ll find all the information you need, however, if you are unsure which lesson would be best for you, contact us and we can help.

All equipment including a surfboard suited to your abilities. For beginners, we use soft safe, stable surfboards which are easy to balance, paddle and surf on. For intermediates, we have fiberglass surfboards available on request, however, if you would prefer to bring your own surfboard along, feel free to.

Wetsuits & rash vests


Experienced & friendly surf instructors

Surf safety. Your instructor will conduct a 10min briefing on ocean safety and pop-up technique prior to taking you into the water to catch some waves.




Instructors/ratio – industry-leading ratio of 1 instructor to 4 surfers as a maximum.

All instructors have a vast knowledge of the local area and will only conduct lessons in surf conditions in waist-deep water with broken waves perfect for progressing.

At Ballito Surf School we deliver lessons to adults, families, couples, groups, and kids 8yrs old and above. Our lessons are specifically designed to teach you to surf at your own pace in a laid-back environment to build further self-confidence, so you can continue in the sport of surfing and feel confident in the water.


R300 PP

Group surf lessons with Ballito Surf School are a great way to experience surfing one of our world-famous breaks in a 2+ people group setting. Our instructors are highly trained, friendly, and on a mission to ensure you have the best possible time in the water. We run a low ratio of instructors to surfers at 1:4 to ensure you receive plenty of attention and individual feedback.

Please note: age preference for group surf lessons is 9+
Ratio: 1 instructor to 3 or 4 students
Check out our FAQs page for more information on surf lessons.


R450 PP

Private surf lessons with Ballito Surf School are perfect for anyone ages 6yrs and above wanting one-on-one attention or to advance at a faster pace. You will be surfing in no time at all during this focused session, with your own surf instructor tailoring the lesson to your specific needs so you can get the most out of your time.

Please note: age preference for private surf lessons is 5+
Check out our FAQs page for more information on surf lessons.
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