We offer beginner & intermediate surf lessons (transport options available) at Melkbos beach, click here to make a booking. Gary's Surf School was established in 1989, which makes us the oldest surf school in Cape Town.
Melkbos beach is located on the West Coast of Cape Town, approximately 20 min drive from Cape Town city centre and the V&A Waterfront. Melkbos 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 Melkbos 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.
As you head into the Cape West Coast the first beach you’ll find yourself at is Melkbos Beach, it is only just past the suburbs of Table View and West Beach. Because of its close proximity to Cape Town you still have magnificent views of both Table Mountain and the historical Robben Island.
Melkbos is another popular water sports beach with great conditions for wind and kite surfing as well as being the home to the NSRI’s Station 18.
If you’re a boating enthusiast you’ll be glad to know there is a safe slipway to make use of. Take a long leisurely stroll along the stretch of beach and if you’re feeling full of bravado you can dash into Ocean water.
The beach is often frequented by surfers, dog walkers, and sunbathers. It is also a safe swimming beach as lifeguards are on duty during the peak season. However, as it is exposed in all directions, it is a beach best to be visited on calm days. When it’s windy, you can take refuge in one of the beach cafes and restaurants. Other facilities include clean ablutions and the Milnerton life-savers club.
If you would like to learn to surf at Melkbos beach get in touch with our Mobile Surf School to make a booking and we will get you up and riding. 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.