Surf School Lanzarote
Surf School Lanzarote
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Surf School Lanzarote offers the most experienced and unique approach to surf coaching available. Do use our website to find out more about the school and contact details please. Our attention to safety and technique is reflect in our super positive reviews.
Caleta de Famara, Lanzarote, Spain

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Ian M
Wigan, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
My teenagers (14 & 17) were complete beginners but had a 1 day course with SSL. They had a fantastic day and by the end of the day both could stand up on the board and ride waves in to the shore. They were encouraged every step of the way and given pointers to improve as they progressed through the day. A great day and I would highly recommend Tim and Jamie and surf school Lanzarote.

Also the booking process was great - Tim answered all questions promptly via email, and was really understanding of the complications around travel at the minute. Nothing was too much trouble.

Thanks again
Written July 28, 2020
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Thanks so much for that great review. It would be great to have the boys with us again one day and please tell them well done too. They were great listeners and put in so much effort . Lovely day with them indeed and thats nice you mentioned our booking procedure , that's so positive. All the best , keep safe and thanks again.
Written August 2, 2020
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Iulia Lucia
Thalwil, Switzerland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
The coaches here deliver an extraordinary experience. I had 5 *private* sessions in Lanzatore with other instructors, 10 around the world, and a couple group lessons, but I’ve improved my surfing here more than anywhere else.

To go through just a few points:
* Here you’ll get better value than private lessons: the coaches add on top of personalized teaching, and you’ll get more than enough personal coaching during each session.
* I’ve rarely seen passion as the owner has for the ocean and surfing. He shares it in each session.
* Coaches combine different teaching methods, so your progress is smoother and less painful.
* Coaches don’t only teach you the techniques, but they explain the principles behind them. This really helps in applying them, and putting different skills together.
* Lots of patience from coaches: they will explain the same thing from multiple angles, until it clicks, and they will give you feedback you need as long as necessary.
* Empathetic and understanding: I’ve had other instructors get frustrated at me, because I am afraid of heights, so I get nervous in bigger waves. Here, I only got encouragements, and was taught how to relax and overcome my fears.
* If you struggle, they will help you and encourage you throughout.
* It’s visible that coaches truly care about each student’s progress, and will dedicate a lot of effort towards that.
* Coaches will also teach you about surf fitness, how to breathe, and what you can do at home to improve your surfing.

Come and see for yourself :)
Written April 17, 2021
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oh wow what a review ... thanks so much and as I said to Bruce we really miss you both . Thanks for pointing out all the positives about the way we coach but huge thanks to you for your open mindedness and all the effort you put in. Some magical moments indeed ..See you again soon I hope xx
Written April 20, 2021
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Ania G
Wroclaw, Poland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
We had a fantastic 3-day course with Tim and Jamie. They were super professional and everything was very organised. If you ever want to learn surfing in the best possible way regarding safety, technique, and etiquette then this is the only place you should go to. When Tim explains you something, he is just so passionate about it that he sparks that energy inside of you. Me and my girlfriend had a slightly different level in surfing, but this was not a problem since they are very structured and working with different levels at the same time is not an issue. Even though there can be 5-10 people in the group sometimes, they still manage to focus on you as an individual, giving you personal advice and constructive feedback after each session. Next to this the scenery of Famara is incredible with a long stretching sandy beach laying under that beautiful mountain ridge. We can't wait to go back! See you soon.

Pepe&Anna (Natural Surfer&Queen of Poland)
Written October 1, 2020
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Dear Queen of Poland and Mr Natural ! Thanks so much for that ...apart from the joy of having Romeo and Juliet on the same course it was such fun to coach you and we really hope your back with us soon. Keep firing off any surf questions you may have and check out the YouTube stuff of course and Insta.... really so positive for Jamie and I to have you on the course and thanks for that lovely review
Written October 2, 2020
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Lucia L
Londres24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Best surf experience ever!! Originally booked 5 classes with Tim and his team... they soon became 15, as I got happily stuck on the island. The professionalism, spirit and commitment of these guys to teach surf it's incredible and so different from any other school you'll find around. Small groups, which allow them to effectively watch and correct you both in and outside of the water. + they are an incredible resource of surf 's history anecdotes and stories, waves theory, and whatever curiosity you might have on the surfers world!! Started as a beginner, and will finish my course as a.... time (and Tim) will tell!! Thanks Surf School Lanzarote for being THE BEST
Written January 11, 2021
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Thanks so much for that super positive review and thanks to for all the super hard work and enthusiasm you have put into the course. Its been such a pleasure to coach you and all the crew. Who knows where you will go but we know one thing ..you can surf !
Written January 14, 2021
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Kenneth Larsen
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Can absolutely recommend you choose Surf School Lanzarote, whether you are new to surfing or have plenty of experience. We joined Tim, Jamie, and the team for 9 days in July and was absolute stoked with the level of professionalism. They are all dedicated to developing the individual. Most often 1:1 feedback after each session. Technique explained in simple ways often by using the beach as a drawing board, before jumping in the water to practice again. They are the only ISA certified surf school in Lanzarote – and you clearly see the level of difference, once on the beach to start your first lesson :)

Have a good look at all the great reviews – They tell you that this is not just a business, it’s their passion!
Written September 22, 2021
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Thanks so much for that and also for all the hard work you put in on the course as well ..please keep in touch with any surf related questions of course and hope we see you again soon.
Written October 6, 2021
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Paul M
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
This surf school has it right; attention to safety, assessing ability / potential and getting the most from the session.
The instruction was really clear and well paced, never feeling rushed but still taking the time so we could all improve. Having been to many surf schools in the UK and some overseas, the advice and pointers from Jamie at Surf School Lanzarote was invaluable and brought my families' surfing on further than any time before for all of us. Jamie and Tim were also attentive and caring when I injured myself. Injury however, did not detract from an amazing day.

Thoroughly recommended.

We are a family of 4; 2 adults and 2 children (aged 11 and 14) and have some surfing experience but previously struggled to pop up consistently. We booked for 1 full day surfing.

Written October 26, 2021
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Hi and thanks for that great review ..really good that we "out coached " the previous schools you have been to ..that super great to hear and we do hope we have you back again with us soon. Thanks.
Written January 25, 2022
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Alpan E
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
I don't usually write reviews but these guys deserve every single recommendation.

We truly felt really lucky choosing this school among many others at Lanzarote. We've been to another school before and we've seen how other schools work at Famara Beach and I can easily say that none of them can come close to what these guys do here.

First of all, they are really passionate about the surfing culture and they pass it on to you. They don't show you just how to get on the board, but also teach you everything about the sport from A to Z. And plus, they are all the time in the water with you, paying attention to every single move you make.

And while other classes last 2-3 hours, they spend almost the whole day with you. From 10 am to 3 pm, we had two surf sessions with a lunch/talk break in between. We had 3 days with them and we improved much more than we did in our previous course.

I hope I will come back to Lanzarote soon to surf with them again. Since then, I sincerely wish them all the best. They are doing an amazing job and I hope they will continue to do the same.
Written August 16, 2020
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Thanks for that amazing review and it was so good to have you both with us and we also hope you will be back with us again some day. It was so good to see you take on the safety techniques as well . It's great you give such a detailed description of the way we work and we do really believe by giving more water time but breaking that up with talks and drills people are resting but also getting vital technical info. We do know offer the best of coaching here and thanks for pointing that out. So thanks you again both and we really look forward to coaching you again one day and hope your Grandma finds that shot we took inspiring for her. All the best
Written August 17, 2020
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Andy G
Bristol, UK23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
Just got back from a 3 day course what a cracking couple of days! Jamie was a legend - so knowledgable and passionate about teaching. Feel like I have taken loads of info away with me that I can develop from paddling technique, turtle roll to pop up and surf etiquette. No stone was left unturned. Great atmosphere, supportive and professional. Will be rebooking for next year can’t recommend this enough - you won’t be disappointed
Written December 18, 2021
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Thank you for such a great review and Jamie will be super pleased with you personal comments ..really great and we look forward to seeing you soon as you say
Written January 25, 2022
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Mir
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
It was an amazing experience to learn at this school. I made a lot of progress and I can absolutely attribute that to the dedication of the coaches to the sport and my progression as a surfer. They have a professional and systematic approach and although a lot was expected, it was always motivating and never too much. Love the model of the morning session - lunch talk - afternoon session, the personal feedback before and after and even the explanations about surf fitness during the warm up. The feedback was always helpful, not overwhelming and easy to implement. This means that my improvement was consistent over the whole week, and this was super nice to notice. I also loved that we focussed on breathing techniques for a day, which really helped with staying focused.
Hearing all the personal stories about the superheavy boards in the 70s and the revolution of the leash gives a whole new level of appreciation for the sport, that is hard to get through youtube etc. It is really a surf-bootcamp and 1000% worth the money.
I leave feeling a lot more secure in the water and in the waves, and super excited about improving more. I can’t wait to come back and continue learning with this school!
Written February 11, 2021
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Thanks for that amazing review and it was so good to have you with us. It's great too that you pointed out the breathing techniques as they really do work and there is nothing about them yet on our website yet. Keep doping them no matter if your not in the water . Really good to know that you feel more secure in the water now and we really hope your next surf is magical and that we get to coach you again soon. Thanks again
Written February 19, 2021
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nathaliekools
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
I visited this surfschool last year for one day and was very impressed by their surf coaching, as I made a lot of progression in just one day. Then I promised myself to come back next year, so I did!

I am again thrilled about the coaching Surf School Lanzarote offers, and during my 4 day surf course I again have made a lot of progression. The instructors really coach you well in this school, which is what you should seek if you are really want to learn how to surf.

Many other surfschools offer “surf lessons” but are actually just entertaining you and are even learning you the wrong techniques (standing up through your knees etc.). Surf school Lanzarote is different: their coaching is exceptional and definitely the best choice if you would want to go and learn how to surf in Lanzarote.

Thank you so much for your knowledge and the great time Tim, Jamie and Claudio! Hope to see you again in the future.

Best,
Nathalie and Tim
Written August 19, 2020
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Thanks you so much for that and it was so good to see the both of you progress. Your both so really positive and quick to take on the advice we gave and Natalie, we were all really impressed at your natural ability ..both of you must never stop surfing and we really hope we get the chance to coach you again soon in Lanzarote or Sri Lanka . Keep in touch please for any training or surf board advice ...anything really to help you on your surfing journey
Written August 19, 2020
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