surf lessons for children in lanzarote

Surf lessons for children

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 surf lessons for children from total beginners to an advanced level. Always, 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. 

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Mixed groups

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 abilities, 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.

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Get them off to a great start

Our patient and professional surf instructors will constantly provide helpful information to 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!

Surf lessons for children Fun and safe

Course details

We start every lesson with a fun warm-up, using games and surf exercises 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!

Surf lessons for children in lanzarote

Our Surf 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 Canarian Surfing Federation, International Surfing Association and the Royal Life Saving Society.

Equipment we use

Surfboards: We 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 including Xcel, Quiksilver and Roxy.

The sun here in Lanzarote is strong, therefore we recommend applying high-factor water-resistant sunscreen to the exposed parts of your skin. Sunscreen is available in our surf shop if you forget to bring your own.

Surf Lesson Schedule

10:00h

Meet at our surf school in Famara. Your child will be fitted with a wetsuit and board, then a short ride to the day’s spot on the beach.

10:30h – 11:00h

Joint warm-up, followed by a separation into small groups depending on your kid’s experience and surfing level.

11:00h – 12:30h

Theory and exercises for your surfing level, on land and water. Your instructor will always be by your kid’s side.

12:30h – 12:45h

Short break. We’ll stay on the beach. Don’t forget to give your child some water, a light snack is optional.

12:45h – 14:00h

The beginning of the second part of the surf lesson. This time, your kid’s surf session will be videoed for later review at the surf school.

14:15h – 14:45h

Return to the surf school in Famara for the video analysis of the completed lesson, and final feedback.

What your child needs to bring to the surf lesson

  • Swimwear, flip-flops, sunscreen, water, and a towel
  • Please make sure your child comes to surf lessons in swimwear and with sun cream on. Preparing for the lesson can be very time-consuming if everyone has to take turns in the washroom
  • Your child is insured during surf lessons. If your child needs to carry medication with them, please bring it with you to the beach and let their surf instructor know what to do in an emergency

Hotel transfer

Free hotel transfer can be arranged if you’re not staying with us in Famara. Contact us to arrange the details. Available for 4-hour surf lessons only.

The short option: 2-hour surf lessons

The two-hour lesson starts at 10 am at the surf school and finishes at 12.30 pm on the beach. You will have to make your way back. The journey to the village will take about a 5-10 minute walk along the beach. Video analysis and concluding feedback are only included in the 4-hour lessons.

The schedule of the lessons is subject to change due to tides

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive detailed information. We strongly recommend that you add yourself to our WhatsApp group for lessons. You won’t be pestered with messages, at most once a day, to let you know the start of the lesson the next day if the schedule changes. If there are no messages, everything is on track as stated in the initial confirmation.

How To Find Us

Red Star Surf School — on the main road of Caleta de Famara

You’ll find us opposite the bar El Chiringuito and supermarket Otilia.

Our exact address is:

Avenida el Marinero 9, 35558 Caleta de Famara

Opening hours: 9 am to 8 pm (9 am to 7 pm from December to March)

If you have any questions, please check our FAQs, and if you don’t find what you are looking for, please feel free to call us at +34 928 528 808, or send us a message via our contact form.

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