Experienced, Qualified Coaches:
All of our coaches are qualified Surfing South Africa instructors in possession of First Aid certifications. The coaches that drive our clients, have all the necessary clearences and the required professional driving permits. Our coaches are proficient surfers themselves with the ability to coach/surf guide across skills levels.
We use quality equipment that is updated yearly. Our wetsuits are 4:3mm thick, keeping our students warm throughout the year. We have a range of surfboards suited for all abilities, from beginner specific softboards, to a full quiver of fibreglass boards from 5.10-9ft.
Being mobile and paying meticulous attention to the conditions, allows us to surf at the break with the best conditions.
Pick Up Service:
We offer transported options for all of our offerings in order to ease your travel.
We are fully insured for both 'in' and 'out' of water activity along with our passenger liability insurance when transporting clients. Our vehicles are correctly licensed to carry 'fare-paying' passengers and are inspected regularly for road worthiness.
We take photos during the lessons and camps using Go-Pros, which we upload to the web and circulate to our students free of charge.
Michelle started surfing in her early twenties and two years later, left her career as marketing manager to embark on a four year global adventure that took her to some of the best surf breaks in the world from California, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Chile, Mexico, Panama, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand.
Wildy passionate about spreading the incredible feeling of ‘stoke’ which changed her lifestyle and sharing the unique South African beach culture with locals and foreigners alike, Michelle returned to South Africa to start Stoked School of Surf in 2009. She combines the knowledge gained from her Sports Science degree with her SSA surf coach accreditation and lifeguarding skills to offer professional, personalised surf coaching in a relaxed, fun environment.
Michelle is totally 'stoked' with the surf team we have at Stoked School of Surf. Along with their infectious passion for the surfing lifestyle and humility regardless of their accolades, they continue to offer a superior level of surf lessons, guides, adventures and camps, which Stoked School of Surf prides itself in.
Henri is our head surf coach with an infectious smile and good, positive energy. Born with a great love for the ocean he started his surfing journey at the age of 10. After catching his first waves he made it his mission to live close to the ocean so that he could immerse himself in the surfing and diving lifestyle. In his twenties, he moved to Mozambique where he managed the local surf shop and qualified as a dive instructor. His days were spent immersed in the big blue, exploring it's depths and riding it's waves. Henri joined the Stoked family in 2017 and has a calm approach to his coaching style, making even the most fearful at ease. He believes that through surfing we can overcome our fear of the ocean and learn how to respect it whilst having so much fun!
David, the more serious one has been in some rather scary situations when surfing the bigger and more serious waves along South Africa's rugged coastlines.
Born and raised in beautiful Cape Town, David has over 35 years surfing experience and when he is not running his own affiliated tour company (www.africanbluetours.com) or handling our experienced surf guiding clients, you'll find him chasing the big swells along the Cape Town coastline.
He has a vast knowledge of both our coastlines totaling 2700km in length and is thus suited to guiding our more experienced surfers on some amazing surfing adventures and surfaris. Being a qualified tourist guide, David can help you explore other South African tourist sites, must see adventures and highlights along your travels and will impart both his surfing and general South African knowledge with some interesting stories.
Our Hout Bay local Jack is lucky enough to have a father as an avid surfer and so it was inevitable that he would follow in his footsteps. Since the age of 8, Jack has been riding waves and loved participating in any sport that involved water. Being so at ease in the ocean, it's no surprise that the adrenaline of surfing bigger and more powerful waves is his favourite thing in the world. Being out in bigger surf keeps him on his toes and helps him understand the dangers and unpredictability of the ocean. When the waves are 'cooking', you'll find him shredding at one of his favourite local spots along the Atlantic Seaboard. He loves to travel, experience different environments, immerse himself in different surf cultures, meet happy people and surf new waves. Jack's passion for surfing is why sharing the 'stoke' with others comes so naturally to him and we're proud to have him as part of the Stoked family.