Children Surf Lessons

Fun and safe

Children who want to participate in surf lessons will have the time of their life! Red Star Surf & Yoga Camp Lanzarote provides children surf lessons for total beginners to advanced level in a safe and fun environment. Therefore surf lessons for children are held in waist depth water. The instructor is always nearby. Due to our experience, pure children groups are not very effective.

Mixed groups

Most productive and fun groups are the ones where children and adults are mixed together. Consequently, kids and adults are feeding off each other’s enthusiasm. As a result, kids show the adults how to have fun, how to utilize natural ability, and staying relaxed. In addition, adults help kids by promoting important educational aspects. Our patient and professional surf instructors will constantly provide helpful information to the young surfers to help in their evolution. Trying to surf on their own, kids repeat the same basic errors over and over again, consequently with slow progress, developing bad habits. Important safety issues are not even taken into consideration. Therefore we strongly recommend surf lessons for kids at Red Star Surf!

Course details

In the Children Surf Lessons the kids will be taught the basics of surfing. Water safety, surfing etiquette, wave formations, how to paddle a surfboard, how to pick the right waves and of course how to stand up the most efficient way for their ability and wave size. Every day the kids will learn something new and fun! Our surf lessons emphasize safety, the surfing fundamentals, and of course having the most fun doing so!

Kids learn fast, have the most fun and it’s absolutely safe with our experienced qualified instructors/lifeguards.

Everyday we start with a fun warm up, using games and surf exercises, also doing some stretching to prepare our bodies for the surfing day ahead. The games and exercises we use to warm up are based on yoga, also ball games, some mild athletics and balance techniques emphasizing core strength and breathing, which are so important for the development of a young surfer.

surf lesson children

surf lesson children

surf lesson children


Kids raw enthusiasm is inspiring and motivating, therefore our surf instructors love teaching children. Our highly skilled, kid-friendly professional team of surf instructors are also lifeguards, certified by the International Surfing Association ISA and the Royal Life Saving Society RLSS. Therefore, our surf instructors are among the best in their field. They will get your children up surfing in no time with the whole learning process being amazing fun and entertaining!


In the beginner lessons for children we always use kid´s size soft surfboards with soft fins and extra long leashes for additional safety. Furthermore, for advanced young surfers we have a wide range of almost every type of surfboard in our quiver. From longboards to funboards to fish surfboards to evolutive shortboards, also pro standard shortboards.

Red Star Surf provides your child with a high-quality wetsuit of top brands such as XCEL, which helps protect them from the elements especially the hot Canarian sun. We highly recommend protecting the sun exposed skin parts such as the face, the feet and the hands with strong UV protection products. In case you forgot to bring them from home, not a big deal. You will find a lot of choice in our well-stocked surf shop.

Course topics

  1. How to choose the right surfboard and other important equipment
  2. Recognize and avoid dangers
  3. How to enter and exit the surfing zone
  4. Paddle a surfboard
  5. Pop up to your feet
  6. How to find, choose and catch your first waves
  7. Ride broken waves and perform basic turns
  8. Surfing etiquette and surfing rules
  9. Preparation for surfing
  10. How waves get created and the impact of weather conditions on the surf

What do Children Surf Lessons include

  • Free hotel pick-up.*
  • Return transfer from our center in Famara to the spot of the day
  • Surfboard according to your surf level, wetsuit, rash vest
  • Practical and theoretical instructions on the beach and in the water, surf exercises, stretching
  • Healthy and fresh picnic lunch on the beach (sandwich with local products, fresh fruit & water)
  • Medical insurance
  • Surfing Certificate (min. 5 days course)
  • Surf school T-shirt (min. 5 days course)

* Please call us, to confirm the exact time and place. Free hotel pick-up service is offered for full day lessons only.

Our surf school

You will find the Red Star Surf school and shop on the main road of Caleta de Famara in front of the bar Chiringuito and the supermarket Otilia. The exact address is:

Avenida el Marinero 9, 35558 Caleta de Famara.

Opening hours are from 9am to 7pm (9am to 6pm during the winter months).

For reservations or any further questions, please, call us +34 928 528 808 or write us an email at

Surf school schedule

Time to be at RED STAR SURF in Famara: every day at 10 a.m. A surf lesson, including transfer to the spot, set-up and lunch break, lasts approx. 5 hours. Time to be there for the half day lessons is 10 a.m. or 12.30 pm. Half day lessons last ca. 2,5 hours. The schedule may change, due to weather and tide. We highly recommend always to double check with us, calling: +34 928 528 808

Children Surf Lessons schedule

10:15h Meeting at the school center in Famara
10:30h – 12:30h Warm-up on the beach, practical and theoretical lesson on the beach and in the water
12:30h – 13:15h Picnic lunch on the beach with fresh fruit, sandwich made with local fresh products, water
13:15h – 15:15h Warm-up on the beach, practical and theoretical lesson on the beach and in the water
15:30h Back to our station in Famara

Red Star Surf & Yoga Camp Lanzarote always keeps the groups small for safety, progress and to maximize the fun! The groups in children surf lessons consist of up to 8 people per surf instructor, according to the recommendations of the International Surfing Association.

Depending on the age, surfing level of the children and ocean condition it can be even less. Best possible results and safety are our absolute priority. Therefore, most of the kids get up and surf within the first hours! We achieve this without any pressure, only by showing the right and enjoyable way to have fun in the ocean!

10 DAYS (50 hrs) €450
7 DAYS (35 hrs) €340
5 DAYS (25 hrs) €250
3 DAYS (15 hrs) €160 Surfcamp Lanzarote
1 DAY (5 hrs) €55 Surfcamp Lanzarote
1/2 DAY (2.5 hrs) €35 Surfcamp Lanzarote
5 DAYS (10 hrs) €450
1 DAY  1:1 (2.5 hrs) €100
1 DAY 1:2 (for two) (2.5 hrs) €160