Come and help at an independent surf house in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa


South Africa

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  • Description


    We are an independent surf lodge in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa! We focus on surf package for international guests.
    We are a local crew that host guests to give them a local surf experience here.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will benefit by being taught how to surf. We will provide you with surf equipment to use and one of us (all qualified surf instructors) will teach and coach you (by joining in on lessons). Surfing in Jbay is amazing, you will learn lots about the ocean, its beaches and the surfing community. You will learn to be part of a nice local team that hosts some international guests. All the skills involved in running a lodge.

  • Help


    House: Pool maintenance
    House maintenance (replacing light bulb etc.)
    Checking empty rooms for anything damaged

    Admin: Check in/ Check out
    Stock take
    Following up on guests
    Making rosters for cleaners

    Car: Driving
    Logging driver destination + miles
    Cleaning car
    Dropping & fetching cleaners
    Airport transfers
    Entertaining guests by showing them around town
    Taking guests to eat, drink and party

    Surf Shop: Managing lessons/ store operations
    Being responsible with equipment
    Keeping inventory of surf equipment
    Keeping shop clean/presentable
    Ensuring payments are made
    Sitting in the store waiting for customers (you are welcome to work/watch during quiet hours)
    Communicating any faults and damages
    First Aid certified would be preferred
    The Surf shop will have a cafe inside, with an espresso machine inside which I would train you to use

    Regarding work hours expected, we are some days busier than others. So 6 hours in expected on a busy day. However there are days were you will only need to work 2 hours. Full days off is worked out as follows, every 7 days worked, 1 day will be given free. So you are either able to take off all your days at once, or on every 7th day.

    Qualification based options (will be paid for):

    Surf Instructor: ISA required
    Selling & planning lessons with guests
    Recording lessons and taking payments (when necessary)
    Keeping surf room clean and presentable
    Being responsible with equipment
    Keeping inventory of surf equipment
    Start lesson on time- being punctual
    Making sure they have fun in the sun

    Yoga: Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) credential
    Selling & planning lessons with guests
    Recording lessons and taking payments (when necessary)
    Start lesson on time- being punctual

    Photographer: Sport photography/interior & exterior photography
    Own camera equipment
    Being available for surf lessons to capture film/photos
    Editing photos to sell to guests

    Only the room, breakfast and transport is included!

  • Languages spoken

    Afrikaans: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Shared Dorm

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Surfboard and wetsuits will be provided. We will also give you surf lessons and show you around. You will integrate with the local community and get to know all the nice things about Jbay. If you are interested in more information, check out the Surf Lodge South Africa online.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Birds Eye of the Surf Lodge
Lodge Entrance view
Lounge and Fire place
Outside chill zone
Surf room
The Deck view
Reception room
Sunset view
Surf Coach and Students
Yoga lesson at Sunset
The Waterfall-rock jumping/zip-lining
The crew that run the lodge- this was a trip to Mozam

Host ref number: 346894259313