Surf Lessons

Learning to surf is a fun experience, no matter your age! From young to old, anyone can experience the thrill of surfing!


Surf’s Up Surf School does not make any outrageous claims. Surfing does require a basic level of fitness and some physical ability.

But in our experience anyone who wants it, and is willing to make some effort to get it, can experience surfing within a lesson or two!

Willingness is all that is required.


And while we cannot guarantee your achievements, we can most definitely guarantee the quality and professionalism of our service.

Our coaches are well trained and supervised by our Head Surf Instructor, Andries Matthysen.


We use the correct equipment to suit your level of experience, taking into consideration your height and weight as an important determining factor in your choice of equipment.


We structure our surf lessons properly, with a safety briefing, a theoretical introduction and a proper warm up!

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And most important of all, because we are based permanently at Diaz Beach, we understand this surf spot like no one else does.

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The ocean can be dangerous if misunderstood. The wrong tide, swell or wind can not only spoil a surf lesson, it can pose a serious risk.

That’s why our most important principle at Surf’s Up is:



If conditions aren’t suitable for surfing, we don’t surf. There’s no point in taking unnecessary risks in the pursuit of something that is meant to be fun!


Whether you want to learn how to do it properly, or just experience surfing to have some fun, the best place to do it is at Surf’s Up Surf School.


And whether you are big or small, young or old, a complete novice or an experienced ocean user, if you want to learn surfing, Surf’s Up Surf School is the place to be!


You can find our location on Google Maps at the bottom of this page.

We are based permanently at Diaz Beach, in Mossel Bay, on the beautiful Garden Route of South Africa, within easy driving distance of Still Bay, George, Wilderness, Sedgefield, Knysna and Buffels Bay.

Please note that, because surfing is dependent on oceanic and weather conditions, which change on a daily basis, we cannot take bookings for Surf Lessons more than a day in advance.

To inquire about our Surf Lessons please contact Andries on:

+27 71 506 7974