Welcome to the Kovalam Surf Club's very own surf school! 


Have you always been staring in awe to these acrobats riding the ocean swells? Do you love playing in the ocean and the feeling of the sun rays and the salt water on your face? Then surfing just might be your thing! And the good news is that it is not very difficult to learn. Since 2005 we have been teaching children as young as the age of five and adults as mature as sixty… even blind children have learned to surf with us. In the end, all of them succeeded in riding their first waves and have felt the joy and thrill of surfing.

Our instructors have years of experience teaching all kinds of people how to surf. The only requirements are some basic swimming skills!

 Lessons can be taught in English, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi and upon request in French, Spanish, Dutch or German.

 Give us a shout if you want to book a lesson with us!


Or if you want to get wet straight away, come to our surf shop (opposite Wilson Hotel) or call:

Kovalam Surf Club (0091) 9847347367

(Kovalam Surf Club will be closed with Christmas (25/26), New Year (31/1) and Independence Day (August 15)





In comparison with all the other surf schools in India we have by far the cheapest rates for surf lessons. This is a deliberate choice and not because we`re less professional, but because we`re not purely commercial and want to offer surf lessons to people of all social classes and not only restrict this sport to the happy few.

Our standard prices are for one-on-one lessons: so it’s just you and your instructor in order for you to progress fast!​

Price includes: instructor, all equipment, use of a rashvest and a free Kovalam Surf Club sticker.

Discounts apply for groups (min. 3 people), combination packages, long term students and students who have their own board.

Mail us for more details!

 Introduction Class (1,5 hrs): 

Private 1500 INR / Group 1000 INR

Basic Class (1,5 hrs): 

Private 1500 INR / Group 1000 INR

Step-Up Class (1,5 hrs): 

Private 1500 INR / Group 1000 INR


Preformance Class (1,5 hrs): 
Private 1500 INR / Group 1000 INR

Package 20% discount: 5 lessons (1,5 hrs each):

Private 6000 INR / Group 4000 INR

(Transfer to other surf spots will bring extra costs)

Introduction Class:
This is the first step if you want to learn how to surf. The lesson lasts for about 1.5 hours and within this time we teach you the most important basics. First, we start with a small theory class on the beach involving safety, ocean knowledge, paddling and balancing techniques and equipment. Then, under the supervision of an instructor, we`ll push you into your first wave to experience the glide.
Price: 1500 INR for 1,5hrs individual introduction class

           1000 INR for 1,5hrs group lesson (minimum of 3 persons)




Basic Class:
This is the second step in your surfing career and we strongly advice you to take this class as well, before venturing into the ocean swells on your own. We`ll shortly go over the theory again, to make sure you keep some important rules in mind to ensure your own safety. The instructor will guide you into the water and, depending on the swell conditions and your personal progression, get you beyond the white water and on the right spot in the line-up. Our goal is that after this class you will be able to independently wax up your board, jump into the water, paddle through the waves and catch some small rides back to the beach. Again, we cannot give you a guarantee for success, because this all depends on your own physical condition, talent and progression, but we can promise you will have plenty of fun!
1500 INR for 1,5hrs individual introduction class

           1000 INR for 1,5hrs group lesson (minimum of 3 persons)


Step-Up Class:
By this time you should be fully hooked on surfing and want to become the next world champion. In this class the instructor won`t be pushing you into the waves , as you should be able to paddle in and catch waves on your own. Instead, the instructor will grab his board as well and paddle along your side, guiding you through the white water and getting you on the right spot. The instructor will be giving you tips on how to paddle, where to drop into the wave, how to stand up and improve your stance, and essentially transform you into a better independent surfer. From here onwards, you will be on your own and keep in mind that practice makes a master!
1500 INR for 1,5hrs individual introduction class

           1000 INR for 1,5hrs group lesson (minimum of 3 persons)


Performance Class:
Before signing up for this class you should be able to independently get out into the line-up, keep your position and ride your own waves on the face without losing speed. Now you`re ready for the next level: all maneuvers start with a good bottom turn, so this will be the key point from where we start to work our way up. Then cutbacks, off the lips and who knows, even tube riding may follow!
This class can only take place when conditions allow, but if you`re prepared to split the petrol costs we`ll be willing to take you to some other breaks of which we know there will be epic waves.
1500 INR for 1,5hrs individual introduction class

           1000 INR for 1,5hrs group lesson (minimum of 3 persons)

What to bring?
A pair of boardshorts, towel and sunscreen.

Important notice for our female students: we do not want to offend local customs so please also wear boardshorts over your bikini or if you don't have one, we'll lend you one of ours.


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© 2015 Emi Koch with Beyond the Surface International.

Kovalam Surfclub

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Lighthouse Beach

Kovalam, Kerala, India


Phone: (0091) 9847347367