learn to surf big bay
Surf lessons Big Bay

Surf lessons Big Bay

We offer beginner & intermediate surf lessons (transport options available) at Big Bay beach, click here to see our packages & make a booking. Gary's Surf School was established in 1989, which makes us the oldest surf school in Cape Town.

Big Bay is located on the West Coast of Cape Town, approximately 20 min drive from Cape Town city centre and the V&A Waterfront. Big Bay has a fun wave, offering both a left and right beach break with a sand bottom which is ideal for learning to surf. All our surf lessons in Big Bay are done around the low tide, this is because the waves break further out giving you a longer ride and there is less water movement on the inside (the shallows where we push you into waves) Our beginner lesson we will get you up and riding and teach you everything you need to know to catch your first wave. Our experienced instructors will be with you every step of the way making sure you are safe and build your confidence in the water.

Big Bay Beach and its contemporary, Little Bay, are the two beaches of Blouberg in Cape Town. This area is famous for its awesome surfing, attracting sportsmen and women from all over the world to participate or be enthusiastic spectators. Big Bay is the perfect family beach as it boasts long sandy stretches and uninterrupted views of the ocean and Table Mountain in the distance. Swimming, sun-tanning and simply enjoying the day with friends and family make this the hotspot of memories. This beachfront is equipped with dining options and shops and is known for its spectacular sunset displays. If you are looking for a beach day filled with fun in the sun with the family Big Bay is a great option. If half the family wants to learn to surf, the other half can sit on the beach and watch them catch their first wave. Whether you are a beginner surfer or you know how to surf already, this spot has waves to suit both levels. On high tide the wave becomes more powerful and attracts the more intermediate surfers from all around Cape Town.

If you would like to learn to surf at Big Bay beach get in touch with us. We also offer surf lessons at other beaches around Cape Town, depending on weather conditions for that day we will take you to the most suitable surf spot. We also offer guided day surf trips around Cape Town, sharing some local knowledge with you and giving you tips while we are surfing with you.