Surf lessons

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, wet suits and all the sand you can eat.

With over 85 rental surfboards and wet suits, you will be sure to learn on the best equipment for you.

Single lesson (per person)4 Lesson package (per person)
2 peopleR395R1400
3 peopleR350R1200
4 peopleR320R1100

Groups Lessons

R160 per person for a 1 hour lesson.

Group lessons are run on weekends and public holidays at various times. Please contact us to see what times are available and join in the fun.

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.


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 R150
York SurfboardR130
Board & suit (day rate)R280

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 peopleR180 per person
10 to 15 peopleR160 per person
More than 15 peopleContact us

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 90 minutes long
  • Group lessons are 60 minutes long
  • Usage of the facilities, hot showers, change rooms, lockers, etc

What to bring

  • Swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen / hat