We offer beginner & intermediate surf lessons (transport options available) at Milnerton 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.
Milnerton beach is located on the West Coast of Cape Town, approximately 20 min drive from Cape Town city centre and the V&A Waterfront. Milnerton 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 Milnerton 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.
Milnerton Beach is a popular beach in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town, offering postcard perfect views of Table Mountain. It is well known for its lighthouse, which stands tall on the beach and adds an idyllic look to any photograph. The lighthouse also acts as a great landmark for finding the beach, as well as a necessary beacon for boats entering Table Bay. When the wind isn’t blowing, the beach is fantastic for walks and purely enjoying the scenery.
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 Milnerton 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.