Learn to surf at an iconic African surf destination in the warm Indian Ocean. Xpression is Durban’s only Surfing South Africa accredited Surf School and we are committed to excellence and high safety standards. Addington Beach Durban, the home of Xpression, is the ideal beginner’s playground – the best beach in KZN to learn to surf. Protected from big swell, there’s gentle waves every day, perfect for beginners. Our priority is to ensure you have fun and you’re safe.

Surfing lessons are for anyone who enjoys water and can do a push up! You don’t have to look like what a ‘surfer’ might look like in your imagination, nor do you need to have the energy of an excited child – you just have to be looking for a memorable experience.

Our beginner lessons take place in water you can stand in if you fall in. Your coach will be standing next to you in the water in your first lesson, timing the wave and gently pushing you onto the wave. The only thing you will need to do is stand up and experience the magical indescribable feeling only a surfer knows, ‘the stoke’. We must warn you, this stoked feeling is addictive!

Our Professional Surf Coaches are all experienced and accredited with Surfing South Africa – not just in surf coaching, but people coaching too. We believe in people skills, not just surfing skills! Our coaches are people who live what they teach and they’re passionate about it too. We can almost guarantee we’ll get you up and riding, and not only that, you’ll have a truly memorable experience.

Our Surf Coaches meet lots of nervous people! It’s natural to feel nervous – bring your apprehension and let us take care of the rest. We are passionate about transforming fear into fun.

We have a range of surfboards available to suit all levels of experience from complete beginner to an intermediate surfer wanting to do another lesson to up their skill level. We use soft surfboards in our beginner lessons and we have a range of shortboards and longer Mini Mals to progress onto.

New to this and don’t have the kit? We have Xpression rash vests and Roxy and Quiksilver wetsuits for all our guests to use, included in the price of the lesson. We have lockers, a change room and bathroom for our guests to use.

So that the cost doesn’t stop the fun, we have a loyalty card program and if you complete four surf lessons, you’ll get your fifth lesson free. This is usually a good amount of lessons to get someone confident enough to hire a surfboard and surf without a coach.

Please note, when we say a ‘one hour’ lesson, we mean one hour in the water. The stopwatch does not start ticking the moment you arrive at Xpression. We allow time for you to arrive, get ready, take a walk to the beach with your coach and then enjoy a full hour in the waves.

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Surf Lessons Durban
LESSON 2 PEOPLE R320 pp Book Now
LESSON 3 PEOPLE R290 pp Book Now
LESSON 4+ PEOPLE R250 pp Book Now

Maximum 3 people per coach to maximise the fun! If your group is larger than 3, we add another coach into your lesson.

Price includes professional coaching, surfboard and a rash vest/wetsuit.

One hour refers to one hour in the water. We book lessons in 90 minute slots to ensure you get at least one hour in the water.