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Son Surf School J-Bay is owned by Billabong team rider and accredited ISA coach, Kelvin Zehmke. We offer surf lessons for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. All lessons include board and wetsuit rentals. The advanced lessons also include...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
4 Da Gama Road, Jeffreys Bay 6330, South Africa
+27 76 501 6191
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My son had one beginner's lesson and loved it, William, the surf teacher, did a fantastic job. It was a totally relaxed and fun experience for the entire family.

Thank Irmgard D
Kelvin Z, Owner at Son Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Irmgard, Was an absolute pleasure have you guys with us and taking Julian out surfing! William also very stoked with the great pics you took on the beach 😀👍 Till we see you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learn to surf in lovely warm water. A short walk from the beach. Boards and wetsuits are included. Staff are friendly.

Thank karenk2839
Kelvin Z, Owner at Son Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Karen, Was great having you with us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just did a surfcamp at son surf school in Jeffrey’s bay and I can only tell you to take this chance and go there if you consider doing a surfcamp in South Africa. Kelvin is the owner of the surf school (probably one of...More

Thank Curiosity819456
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We arrived late Sunday and Pierre met us at 7:00 PM to hire (rent) a board, wet suit and booties for a early Monday morning session. Pierre also was extremely knowledgeable and took extra time detailing where the prefect break was for me. If you're...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I stayed for 3 days at Supertubes but for several reasons don’t bring any board from my quiver so i searched for a place to rent a good performance shortboard and found the perfect one at Son Surf School...good equipment, awesome staff and forgiving prices...I...More

Thank RaphaelC885
Kelvin Z, Owner at Son Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Shot Raphael, Stoked you were here and that you got some good surf!! Hope to see again in the near future!

Reviewed 24 August 2018

Joshua (my son) enjoyed it immensely and the guide was extremely friendly and helpful. Will definitely be returning. Who knows maybe even I will give it a try!!

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Thank Martin K
Kelvin Z, Owner at Son Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Thanks Martin, really stoked that Joshua had a great time!! Also really look forward to getting you in the water next time round - Father & Son Surf team ;)

Reviewed 24 August 2018

What a pleasant experience! Everybody was so friendly, and Challyn's patience contribted to two "old" sisters almost standing up within the first hour. We had the time of our lives, thanks!

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Thank Trudie P
Kelvin Z, Owner at Son Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

So GOOD hear!! Just proof that surfing is not just for the young but rather for those who want to be young again :) I hope we will see you guys again soon!

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We had only two days in Jaybay and were looking for some boards to buy as well as some surfing for our teenage boys. Kelvin made a real effort and we ended up buying just the right board for our son, which was packed and...More

Thank justinevandiemen
Kelvin Z, Owner at Son Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thanks so much for the review guys! Always great to have people that as stoked about surfing as we are - your boys were constantly pumped and we are super glad that we could find him the right board! Look forward to seeing you all...More

Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We put our two Autistic and OCD kids in lessons at Son Surf School. The owner and the instructor were kind, patient and excellent at teaching our two boys. For us, the surf lesson was more about giving our two boys another experience rather than...More

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Kelvin Z, Owner at Son Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Was GREAT to have Taron & Samuel with us and awesome to hear that they enjoyed the experience. Hopefully we will see all of you soon again :) Fist bump to the boys!

Reviewed 21 June 2018

Phil was our instructor for a group surf lesson and he was great. We all got lots of chances to catch a wave and he was super chill and supportive. We spent lots of time around these guys and they were all very friendly and...More

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Kelvin Z, Owner at Son Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Thank you so much - Enjoyed spending time with you guys! Look forward to having you back again!

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