Surfing in Cape Town, South Africa

Company : Projects Abroad
Location : Cape Town
Duration: 1 week to 1 Year+
Approx Costs: 1500 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

The Projects Abroad surfing programme in South Africa is the perfect combination of coaching, learning new skills and giving invaluable support to a worthwhile community project!


Many children who grow up in the townships of Cape Town have never been to the beach, despite its close proximity, and most are not able to swim. Surfing can be an expensive sport and as such is out of reach of many of these children. This project allows these children to visit the beach, learn to swim and learn to surf - an opportunity they may never have otherwise had.

The project will be based at a surf school in Muizenberg. Volunteers will help out on a morning and afternoon surf session; during these sessions volunteers will be coaching the participants in the water and on the beach under the supervision of a qualified ISA surfing coach. The project works with disadvantaged adults and children, as well as disabled youths, and introduces them to the joys of surfing. Your role as a volunteer is to teach them surfing skills and nurture their abilities, encouraging them all the way. 

Volunteers do not need to be experienced surfers, but do need to be strong swimmers. Volunteers can learn to surf on the project, whilst working with at-risk youths from the townships. Friday afternoons are free for volunteers to practice their own surf skills.


How to apply?

Feel free to call or email us - we have a friendly team ready to answer your questions!

When you are ready to apply please complete an application form on the Projects Abroad website.

A deposit of £195 is required with your application. We will immediately acknowledge receipt of your application and deposit payment.


Start Dates


Costs / Benefits

Prices start at £1,395 for two weeks.

Projects Abroad cover:
- All your food and accommodation
- Transfers to and from the airport
- Transport to and from your placement (where required)
- Travel and medical insurance
- Support and 24 hour back-up from both our local and UK staff
- Gear needed for surfing


Volunteers need to be strong swimmers.

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