Surf Lessons

Soul & Surf India is a perfect spot for beginners to start their surfing lives. We offer surf lessons 7 days a week, first thing in the morning when conditions are at their prime. For beginners we recommend at the very least three dedicated lessons before we assess whether you are ready to go out alone but you’ll progress much better with a full weeks course.

Our wonderful surf team of internationally qualified and insured surf instructors and qualified beach lifeguards and their assistants are dedicated to facilitating your improvement. We keep the instructor to pupil ratio as high as possible to ensure your safety in the water so we will have not more than 8 students per instructor. We then supplement your lessons with a weekly theory lesson that all are welcome to attend.  Our lesson price includes courtesy transport to a suitable surf spot.

Lessons can be booked upon arrival, see our prices on this page . Have a chat with any of our team when you get here and we’ll get you booked in for the morning lessons.

Or you can make significant savings by paying in advance, by booking either a Surf Lessons: Introduction 3 day course or a Surf Lessons: Week 6 day course or combine with daily yoga on a Surf Lessons & Yoga Week 6 day course. See our package prices here.

Sample Goals for Your Week

Basic knowledge of equipment and local surf geography.
Safety rules.
Stretching before and after lessons incorporating simple yoga.
Paddling, prone and pop-up techniques in broken wave. (white water)
Paddling out to the line up.
Position in the line-up to catch unbroken wave. ( green wave )
Take off and riding the green wave left, or maybe right if there is one…ha ha
Gaining the knowledge and ability to assess the surf, paddle out and ride the wave of your life unassisted with a big smile.

You must be able to swim as a basic requirement to attend our lessons.

If you would like to ask some questions of our surf instructor team email us here: 

Equipment  Available

We have a full stock of boards available to hire throughout your stay. We’ve got everything from 6ft short boards through fun boards, mini-mals, long-boards and a good range of beginners foam boards so that whatever your level and however you progress we’ve got the right board for you and the conditions. We’ve got all the other stuff you need from leashes, to wax plus we provide Soul & Surf rash vests for those on lessons so there is pretty much nothing to bring except for surf/swim wear — girls, please bring shorts with you due to cultural sensitivity in some of the areas we surf  — and water-proof sunscreen.

Kids Lesson Policy

Safety and professionalism are the cornerstones of surf coaching at Soul & Surf. This is even more true when working with kids, we cannot ask our instructors to go beyond what their qualifications and governing bodies advise them to.

  • Under 6 — we cannot accept on surf guides or lessons.
  • From 6 to 12 — lessons are available if you can demonstrate your child’s swimming ability. Please note however that we require one parent or guardian to be in the water supervising each child at all times, since our instructors will have other guests to attend to. The guardian can not join the same lesson while they are supervising the child.
  • From 12 – 16 — lessons are available with a parent or guardian supervising at the same beach. The guardian may join the same lesson if they wish.

Email us if you need to discuss further.

Guest Reviews

Soul and Surf provides a unique Indian surfing experience. The waves are fun, the accommodations are bright and airy and hosts Sofie and Ed’s warm smiles make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. Ed is very knowledgeable of the various local breaks and for people renting boards, the surfing equipment is in excellent […]

Nestor, Toronto, Canada