In October 2015 born out of a lifelong passion for surfing, and knowing that I didn’t want to do something conventional in life, along with my partner Kim, we started Living the Dream Surf School.


Owners of Living the Dream Surf School.

Setting up shop

We set up camp on Durban’s Vetches Beach, and I set about giving surf lessons to people of all ages and nationalities, teaching them to surf in Durban’s sunny climate and warm ocean, on perfect beginner waves, helping them discover the stoke and learn something they never thought possible.

After a few months and an awesome response, we decided to move our surf camp onto the promenade at Addington Beach. We set up camp between the palm trees on the grass patch between Ushaka Marine World and Surf Riders Café. Since then, we have met some of the most awesome people that life has to offer and made some incredible friends, me doing what I love teaching people to surf and Kim doing what she loves, taking bookings, putting people at ease and getting to know the whole beach front. We truly are living our dream.


Providing people with an all round awesome experience, from the time they first make contact to the end of their 1st ever surfing experience, teaching people how to surf and adding to their holiday experience, has become our passion.

At Living the Dream Surf School, we strive to make sure that you leave with more than you came with, we teach that surfing is not just a sport, but a remedy for life and a fun way to push yourself beyond the boundaries. It is a great way to relieve stress and forget about the daily grind, staying healthy, and enjoying beach life.

Whether your goal is to learn to surf, progress to become an avid surfer or just have fun in the water with your friends, you having an epic experience learning to surf, is top of our list to do.


A Beginners Surf Lesson is a fun activity for you or your group of friends/family/co-workers to experience. It can be 1-on-1 with an instructor or up to as many people as you’d like to bring.

SUP Lessons & Board Hire

We offer stand up paddle (SUP) boards for hire and beginner lessons to teach you the basics and help you safely enjoy your time in the water. Our lessons are run with 24 hour notice and provide you with all the necessary skills and correct technique to get you up and paddling. Stand up paddle boards offer a fun and relaxing way to play on the water. Durban's calm waters just in front of Ushaka Marine World are the perfect place to either have a lesson or take a board out on your own, with friends or family and explore the unique views of the city from back line, enjoy the fish swimming under you and if you're lucky enough, have the dolphins swim past you and being able to relax and enjoy the experience. Stand up paddling delivers a full body workout and has become a popular cross-training activity for people of all ages and fitness levels.

Surf / SUP Board Hire

We have surf and SUP boards available for rental for an hourly rate. Please contact us or visit us at the surf school and we will hook you up with the equipment you need to have some fun in the water.
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