Surf Guiding

Lesson are not for everyone, we know that, and although our lessons are aimed at all levels of surfer from complete beginners to pros, we understand that a lot of surfers just want to search for something a little different.

If you’re already an experienced surfer, can look after yourself in the water, and are happy to forego coaching and video analysis, then we can provide our surf guide experience (Sunday to Friday, with a rest day on Wednesdays) for you.

One of our surf crew will take you exploring to quieter spots along the coast, or direct to the spot of your choice depending on how many guests we have on the guide.

We’ll use the combination of our experienced instructors and local knowledge to make sure we find the right surf breaks for your level and to try to avoid the crowds in peak surf season. With the combination of local and professional experience we’ll find you a wave.

May to October is when the surf guides become more interesting and we turn into explorers! The low season can be wet, wild and windy, so we take a gamble and seek out the sheltered spots – the payoff can be empty waves to ourselves. It won’t always be easy; it can be a tough paddle and a lot of duck-diving.

We keep our guide groups to a minimum so that we can explore the different waves not often available to groups or lessons, but we do ask that you can look after yourself in the line up and meet the requirements of our level 3 surfer.

For more details of where we’ll surf see our Conditions & Breaks page.


Equipment Available

We have a full stock of boards at your disposal throughout your stay. We’ve got everything from performance short boards to fun boards, mini-mals, longboards 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’ll give each of you a Soul & Surf rash vest so there is pretty much nothing to bring except for surf/swim wear and water-proof sunscreen.

Unless of course you have a favourite board that you just cannot live without (we’re with you on that one).


Kids Surf Guide 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 — experienced kids can join guides with their parents or guardians if you can demonstrate your child’s swimming and surfing ability but we require a parent or guardian to be in the water super-vising the child at all times as our instructors will have other guests to attend to.
  • From 12 – 16 — surf guides are available with parental supervision.

Email us if you need to discuss further.

Guest Reviews

We are back in Mumbai (albeit briefly until LA) and already miss Sri Lanka.  What a lovely place you and Ed selected and we feel privileged to have been able to spend some time there. We want to thank you, Ed, Lucy, Josh and the staff at the House for one of the best vacations […]

Richard & Sherie Stoner