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Surf with Purpose

Surf with Purpose

Duration:3.5 hours total
Includes:Food and equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I'm an internationally accredited surf coach and lifeguard. I'm also the first ever surfer from Masiphumelele township, my home, where I lead surf therapy programmes for local children.

About Waves for Change / Isiqalo Foundation

Waves for Change has developed an award-winning program to improve the wellbeing and emotional stability of young people who have been adversely effected by violence and abuse. We call it surf therapy. From an initial reach of 10 children in the township of Masiphumelele, the program has since grown to reach more than 400 children, teachers, and parents every year.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Waves for Change / Isiqalo Foundation. .

What we’ll do

We'll meet at the Waves for Change office at Muizenberg Beach for a two-hour surf lesson. Then we'll jump into the Waves for Change combi and head over to Masiphumelele township for lunch, where we'll learn more about Apish's life-changing work with kids from the vibrant and colourful community that is Masi'.

What else you should know

Please let us know if you are vegetarian. Lockable facilities are available at the beach but we would encourage you to travel light and to leave valuables at home.

What I’ll provide

Lunch Steaks and chicken cooked over hot coals, alongside traditional "pap" and "shakalaka" (maize and spicy beans).
Equipment A soft-top longboard, ideal to learn to surf, and a 4/3 wetsuit, perfect to keep you warm.

What to bring

Bottle of water
Camera (optional - for lunch)

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Where you'll be

We'll be surfing Muizenberg - nominated by National Geographic as one of the World’s best learn to surf destinations! We'll be eating lunch at nearby township Masiphumelele (pronounced Mas-i-poom-i-lay-lay), named after a Xhosa word that translates to, “We will succeed."


Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. You dont need to have surfed previously to do this experience but you do need to be able to swim and to be comfortable in the sea.

More tips

Please let us know if you are vegetarian. Lockable facilities are available at the beach but we would encourage you to travel light and to leave valuables at home.

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Surf with Purpose
76 reviews
From $83/person
76 reviews
From $83/person