Plettenberg Bay has amazing Blue Flag beaches and great areas for both beginners and advanced surfers. Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is also a very popular sport to do in Plett where there are inlets & rivers as well as the Ocean to explore.
Plettenberg Bay has Surfboard rentals, SUP rentals, and also lessons for all ages & experience levels.
The water is chilly so lessons and rentals also include the availability of wetsuits!
Surf lessons are 2 hours long which is the optimum length for student endurance and learning capacity, and run daily unless the sea conditions are unsafe and unfavorable. The surf lesson group max is 5 per instructor so each person gets personal attention. Private lessons are also available for those wanting more personalised and focused attention. For younger students (6 – 9 years old), it can also be arranged to do a shorter lesson of 1 hour in length as they may get tired quickly and 2 hours is too much.
First Timers will be given a brief, but very important theory lesson on the beach before entering the water which covers the following:
After which we warm up and stretch before finally getting you into the water to begin your lesson and meet the waves. Reservations Required.
Group Lesson: R300 + R50 wetsuit hire +R100 surfboard hire = R450
Private Lesson: R500 + R50 wetsuit hire + R100 surfboard hire = R650
Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) has become one of the fastest growing and most popular forms of water sport or surfing. With very little equipment SUP allows you to paddle anywhere from the ocean to lakes or rivers. Aside from being an excellent full body workout SUP involves standing at your full height on the board you can enjoy views of everything from sea life below you to what’s on the horizon. There are lessons available to those who have never paddled or just equipment rental for those "experts" out there. You can do the SUP in the ocean or there are River Tours available as well!
Reservations Needed for Lessons and reserve your equipment during high season to avoid being disappointed.
Group Lesson: R150 + 2hr SUP Rental R300 = R450
Private Lesson: R350 + 2hr SUP Rental R300 = R650