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Surf School Arabia

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
About Surf School Arabia
Surf School Arabia is a partnership between Founders Carl and Mari de Villiers and Mohammed Rahma aka "The Stoked Emirati" - the UAE's first international surfing competitor. This powerhouse of local surf pioneers have come together to launch the first Emirati owned and powered surf school in the UAE and Oman. Surf School Arabia embraces the changing face of watersports here in this region, and offers customers professional services backed by a hard-working, reliable and dedicated partnership. Surfing lessons and board rentals, Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) lessons & rentals, SUP Sisters (the UAE’s Girls only SUP program), Kayak rentals and Kids Surf/SUP Parties are just a few of the existing services already offered by the Surf School, with more exciting projects in the pipeline. The Surf School currently operates off Al Khan Beach on the Dubai-Sharjah border, a private beach which offers a combination of great waves for Surfing during the swell periods as well as beautifully calm waters for Paddleboarding. Watch as we continue to grow Surfing and Paddleboarding in the region and focus on Emirati development in boardsports. Surf School Arabia strives to provide an enjoyable, safe and fully licensed watersports and fitness service to people living and visiting the UAE.
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AnniQLabu wrote a review Jan 2015
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates24 contributions21 helpful votes
SUP Sisters starts my weekends and I couldn't ask for a better way to wake my body and mind. The group have a great attitude, happy and eager for action, out on the water. Judgement is left on the sand as we paddle out towards the sun, welcoming a new day, enjoying the nature around us and pushing our bodies to strengthen and tone. Mari & Bimbo offer great guidance and support, in a fun & engaging manner. Paddles up and go ! :)
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Date of experience: January 2015
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maraikavw wrote a review Jan 2015
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates17 contributions8 helpful votes
if you are looking to get fit and enjoy the tranquility of the beautiful ocean in Dubai, then you can't go past stand up paddle boarding at Riva! I really recommend this activity for those of you who want to enjoy a more natural, fitness side of Dubai, rather than the trashy brunches on offer. Enter through Riva Beach Club on The Palm, you will feel like you have decended into a luxurious world there and to the beach where Ignite Surf School run their operation. It really is the best location. You are on the iconic Palm island and the water is flat like glass here, so it's perfect for paddle boarding, there is even beautiful islands dotted around. if you are a beginner, the brilliant staff will offer you some training and a nice big board that is so steady, you won't have any trouble and will be paddling around like a pro in only 10 minutes! Its also a nice place to view sea life. I have seen dolphins and lots of birds and fish on my travels there. I really recommend this as the best paddle boarding place in the UAE. The mixture of great staff, perfect location and stylish and secure beach makes this place my weekly ritual. They also offer women's paddle boarding sessions for a girl goss sess during the week!
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Date of experience: November 2014
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