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Established in 1999

The International Surf School of Plettenberg Bay

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The International Surf School of Plettenberg Bay, established in 1999, was one of only two registered surf schools operating in South Africa at the time.

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We have coached in excess of 10 000 surfers, allowing them to experience the exciting sport of surfing in a safe controlled environment. Thus realizing their dream of becoming a competent surfer.


The I.S.S. operates at beaches in and around Plett, our base being Solar / Sanctuary Beach. We are operational 365 days a year, sea conditions permitting. Instructors coaching at the I.S.S are qualified Level 1 surf instructors and lifeguards, recognized by S.S.A.
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Surfers attending the school range from 5 to 65, so you are never too old to feel the thrill of riding a wave! The I.S.S supplies a full range of the latest surfboards and wetsuits. We also provide an ongoing advisory service regarding equipment, training and surf conditions, to all our surfers.
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Learning to Surf with The International Surf School will be one of the highlights of your stay in Plett, So don’t delay give us a call today!
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3 lessons per day (sea conditions dependant) 8am / 11am / 2pm.

  • Standard 2 - 2.5 hr lesson R 450

    Only for intermediates / hardboards

  • 2 hr beginner R 400

    Group booking > instruction R 250 / equipment hire R 150

  • 1 hr beginner R 300

    Group booking > instruction R 200 / equipment hire R 100

  • 2 hr private R 650

    Private lesson > instruction R 500 / equipment hire R 150

  • 1 hr private R 500

    Private lesson > instruction R 350 / equipment hire R 150


Please note: The I.S.S works on a ratio of maximum 4 students per instructor

  • 5 x group lessons R 2125

    full payment in advance and run over 7 days

  • 10 x group lessons R 4000

    full payment in advance and run over 14 days