Children Surf Lessons
Fun and safe
Children who take part in our surf lessons will have the time of their lives!
Red Star Surf & Yoga Camp Lanzarote provides children surf lessons for total beginners to advanced level in a safe and fun environment.
Our surf lessons for children are held in waist-deep water and our instructors are always nearby to provide feedback, a helping hand and ensure maximum safety.
Our experience has taught us that children-only groups are not very effective, which is why we mix children and adults.
We find the most productive and fun groups are the ones where children and adults learn surfing together and feed off each other’s enthusiasm and energy.
Often the kids in our groups show the adult students how to have fun, how to use natural ability, and how to stay relaxed. And adults help kids by promoting important educational aspects.
We keep our groups small, always working to a maximum of eight students per instructor, in keeping with the recommendation of the ISA.
A safe environment where learning is easy is our absolute priority.
Get them off to a great start
Our patient and professional surf instructors will constantly provide helpful information to the young surfers and help them evolve on their surfing journey.
Trying to surf on their own, kids repeat the same basic errors again and again. This slows and stalls progress and can be very frustrating – bad habits develop, which are hard to unlearn.
The sea can be a dangerous place but our instructors are all certified by the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) and can provide the safety and knowledge to ensure a fun surf session in the ocean.
Most of our kids get up on a board and surf within the first few hours!
Children Surf Lessons – course details
We start every lesson with a fun warm-up, using games and surf exercise based on yoga.
We play ball games and teach balance techniques to emphasise core strength and breathing.
All these warm-up exercises are important for the development of a young surfer
We teach the kids everything they need to know about the basics of surfing – 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.
We’ll also tell them about water safety, surfing etiquette and wave formations.
Every day the kids will learn something new and fun!
Children Surf Lessons – Instructors
The raw and real enthusiasm children have is inspiring and motivating – 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).
Children Surf Lessons – Equipment
Surf boards: For beginner lessons, we always use child-sized soft surfboards with soft fins to prevent injury. We also use extra-long leashes, so the board doesn’t drag you when you fall off, and you have some extra time to protect your body.
Wetsuits: Your child’s body will be protected (from the sea, the board and the sun!) with one of our high-quality wetsuits from top brands include Xcel, Quiksilver and Roxy.
Top tip: The sun here is strong, so we also recommend applying high-factor sunscreen to the exposed parts of your child’s skin. Sunscreen is available in our surf shop in case you forget to bring your own.
Children Surf Lessons – Schedule
|10:00h||Meet at our surf school in Famara. Get fitted with your wetsuit and board, then we drive you the short distance to the beach.|
|10:30h – 12:30h||Warm-up on the beach. Practical and theory lessons on the beach before we get in the water. Subject to conditions, we also offer video analysis.|
|12:30h – 12:45h||Snack on the beach with fresh fruit and local products.|
|12:45h – 14:00h||Warm-up on the beach. Practical and theory lessons on the beach before we get in the water.|
|Until 15:00h||Return to our surf school in Famara for lunch. Find out more about surfing from our instructors and (subject to conditions) check out the video analysis.|
Half-day lessons also available.
If you’re doing a full-day lesson, free hotel pick-up and drop-off can be arranged if you’re not staying with us in Famara. Call us to arrange the details.
Medical insurance included.
The schedule can change due to weather and tide. We highly recommend to double-check with us by calling +34 928 528 808
How To Find Us
Red Star Surf School & Shop is on the main road through
Caleta de Famara.
You’ll find us opposite the Chiringuito bar and supermarket Otilia.
Our exact address is:
Avenida el Marinero 9, 35558 Caleta de Famara
Opening hours: 9am to 7pm (9am to 6pm during the winter months).