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Surf with Purpose

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 76 reviews.Cape Town, South Africa

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Experience hosted by Apish

3.5 hours
Includes food, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Take a surf lesson, learn a life lesson

We'll meet at the Waves for Change office at Muizenberg Beach for a two-hour surf lesson. Then we'll jump into the Waves for Change combi and head over to Masiphumelele township for lunch, where we'll learn more about Apish's life-changing work with kids from the vibrant and colourful community that is Masi'.

What's included

  • Food
    Steaks and chicken cooked over hot coals, alongside traditional "pap" and "...
  • Equipment
    A soft-top longboard, ideal to learn to surf, and a 4/3 wetsuit, perfect to...
From ₹4,389
/ person
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Meet your host, Apish

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 76 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm an internationally accredited surf coach and lifeguard. I'm also the first ever surfer from Masiphumelele township, my home, where I lead surf therapy programmes for local children.
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About the organisation: Waves for Change / Isiqalo Foundation



Waves for Change has developed an award-winning program to improve the wellbeing and emotional stability of young people who have been adversely effected by violence and abuse. We call it surf therapy. From an initial reach of 10 children in the township of Masiphumelele, the program has since grown to reach more than 400 children, teachers, and parents every year.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Waves for Change / Isiqalo Foundation.

Where you'll be

We'll be surfing Muizenberg - nominated by National Geographic as one of the World’s best learn to surf destinations! We'll be eating lunch at nearby township Masiphumelele (pronounced Mas-i-poom-i-lay-lay), named after a Xhosa word that translates to, “We will succeed."

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 76 reviews.

Stephany
February 2020
Apish is such a special soul, and his story is SO powerful. This, combined with the beautiful beach, really made this one of my best Airbnb Experiences. Even though we were a group of three with both advanced and brand new surf experiences, he was an expert, patient teacher. The braai was delicious, and literally Apish knew EVERYONE in his neighborhood. It was awesome to see that kind of transformation!
Apish is such a special soul, and his story is SO powerful. This, combined with the beautiful beach, really made this one of my best Airbnb Experiences. Even though we were a group…
Setumo
January 2020
One of the best decisions of my life to join this amazing adventure. I learnt the basics of surfing in a environment which was safe and supporting. Today I learnt a lot about Cape Town, and myself. If you have ever tought to Surf and never had the courage or time to go and Surf this is your moment! Also if you have experience, but want to know about Cape Town and South Africa from an expert, this is for you! Thank you and I will be back again!
One of the best decisions of my life to join this amazing adventure. I learnt the basics of surfing in a environment which was safe and supporting. Today I learnt a lot about Cape…
Olivier
January 2020
Apish is a really nice person! He’s a good teacher, patient and calm! It’s so nice to surf with him. Me and my friend stood up on the board thanks to him. In the meantime he’s doing a lot for his community! We shared a wonderful meal in his neighborhood, this activity is really immersive! We enjoyed every minute of it and we would to recommend it to anyone who wants to have a unique experience ! Thanks a lot!
Apish is a really nice person! He’s a good teacher, patient and calm! It’s so nice to surf with him. Me and my friend stood up on the board thanks to him. In the meantime he’s doin…
Elvira
January 2020
This is a really unique experience with both the surfing lesson, being a part of supporting the local children and the visit in the township. Apish is a wonderful and friendly host, I very much enjoyed our day with him!
Marion
November 2019
We had a amazing experience with Apish. He was a excellent surf teacher, even for beginners like us. He also brought us to the township where he lived and we shared a lunch there. A really, really good experience, we discovered a new side of South Africa. We highly recommend him!
We had a amazing experience with Apish. He was a excellent surf teacher, even for beginners like us. He also brought us to the township where he lived and we shared a lunch there.…
Sam
April 2019
Apish is awesome. He got us standing up and surfing in no time. We also had a delicious meal in the township that he's from after our surf lesson. Waves for Change is doing really important work and it was awesome to learn more about it. Highly recommend this experience!
Apish is awesome. He got us standing up and surfing in no time. We also had a delicious meal in the township that he's from after our surf lesson. Waves for Change is doing really…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Please let us know if you are vegetarian. Lockable facilities are available at the beach but we would encourage you to travel light and to leave valuables at home.

What to bring

Sunscreen

Towel