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An introduction to the best sport in the world

We’re here to help you pursue your surf dream, and we have gathered some useful information to get you started on this amazing journey! Get a glimpse into life at a surf school, learn interesting surf facts, check out different techniques, increase your understanding of the ocean and explore the best places to learn how to surf.


Welcome to surf theory 101

Surfing is so much more than just standing on a board in water, it’s a way of connecting with nature and understanding how the ocean works. When learning how to surf, you must also learn how to be safe in the water and how to identify waves. Don’t worry, your instructor will guide you through it all. But until then, here are some surf theory to get you started:


How long does it take to learn how to surf?

Surfing can be challenging, but once you make it past the first hurdles, it just keeps on getting more fun! Our instructors are here to take you through the whole journey, from beginner to pro, intrigued to hooked! Here is the typical learning curve of surfing.

Individual feedback

No matter which of our surf camps you decide to visit, you’ll surf in small groups together with a professional surf coach. Surfing in smaller groups allows you to get as much time as possible with the instructor, get individual feedback and progress your surfing in the way that’s best for you. 

Good things take time

One good thing to keep in mind while learning how to surf is to be prepared that it will take you some time to get good at it. It is one of those sports that will take a lifetime to become great at, so enjoy the magical ride there and have fun in the waves!

The right level for you

Surfing is a challenging sport, so it’s important that you start at the right level for yourself and work your way up. We have divided our surf classes into levels 1, level 2 and level 3 with different steps within each level. Which level fits you the best?

From the heart

A message from the Lapoint Crew to aspiring surfers out there

From one surfer to another; our best advice is to never give up. Rather enjoy the ride, learn from your challenges, celebrate your achievements and have fun while you learn to surf! And one day, when you’re riding that perfect wave and can’t stop smiling, we can promise you that it will all be worth it.

Learning to surf can be challenging, but if you are persistent and passionate about it, the reward is big! It’s never too late to learn how to surf, and learning to surf after 30-40 is not uncommon. Once you start, it's easy to understand why so many people get hooked and immerse themselves in this world.

The lifestyle, the community, the stoke, the health benefits, the connection to nature and the sense of freedom make surfing so much more than just a sport. We will show you the best way to learn how to surf and make your surf holiday with us truly unforgettable. Let’s go!

Underwater shot of surfer sitting on surfboard


The beach is our home. We are leaving it better than we found it.

We have made a commitment to our ocean, beaches and community. They are our playground, our home and our livelihood. We are going to leave them better than we found them. That means that all our employees, friends and guests helps out with recycling and taking other actions for the environment. Each week there are beach cleaning and recycling activities to ensure that our home stays the way it was supposed to be.

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