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Salty Jackal Surf School

NamibiaNamib & SwakopmundSwakopmund 37 Anton Lubowski Avenue


Salty Jackal Surf School 

With the beach in Swakopmund only a short walk away, our Salty Jackal Surf School offers the ONLY surf camps in Namibia which are hosted by our centrally located Salty Jackal Surf Camp and Backpackers for small groups who wish to dedicate some serious time to their surfing, and where everything is about surfing, sustainable living and extraordinary food. It's what we love and live for! 

Welcome to beautiful, wide-open Namibia and its wave-rich coastline and uncrowded waves of which numerous quality surf breaks are within a few kilometres. For those who enjoy surfing, adventure and vast, natural landscapes - this is the place for you. 

Let's go surfing! Whether it's your first surf lesson or you're a seasoned tube lord comfortable riding the longest, and one of the fastest and heaviest barrels on earth - Skeleton Bay - or anything in between, we are ready to get you stoked and filled up on Vitamin Sea! Our licensed and insured Salty Jackal has a multilingual team which takes you surfing according to your level. 

Our Surf Camps 

Surfing along the oldest desert in the world not only offers consistent, year-round quality waves for all levels with low crowds - on top of this, the Namib desert's mesmerizing scenery and the endless barrels of Skeleton Bay will remain etched in your mind. Be prepared, this place is wild. The desert climate can be harsh and you might surf alone with no soul in sight apart from some friendly seals and dolphins, while jackals surround the car on the beach - it's all part of the adventure. Our ISA qualified and first aid trained guides / instructors have in-depth knowledge of surf spots and local conditions. 

Our surf camps are hosted at set dates throughout the year. Certain seasons are suited to beginners, others to more experienced surfers. Our surf camps run over 7 nights and days during which you will get at least 1 or 2 sessions / lessons on each surf day or full day trips to spots further away from Swakopmund. 

What makes our surf camps unique is that on top of surfing quality waves in Namibia's breath-taking landscapes filled with wildlife, guests also have the option of free time activities for all tastes and budgets - this means that non-surfer friends and partners will enjoy our camps too. 

Included in our surf camps are bed and breakfast, surf lessons as well as surf instructor / guiding and transport, the surf board and a wetsuit (also for kids), free flow coffee or tea, fruit and drinking water, a picnic lunch and a welcome dinner, fast unlimited Wi-Fi, a sundowner in the desert or a stargazing trip, an activity and safari booking service, a city tour of Swakopmund, fitness equipment, bicycles (4 are available) for getting around in town and group photos will be taken. 

Not included but also available are surf photography and video analysis, a 3-day Namibia surfari (surfing and safari) for venturing further into our stunning country, as well as Yoga classes, an honesty bar and airport transfer.  We also offer guided surf trips along the Skeleton Coast for intermediate and elite levels. Just fly in to Walvis Bay and we'll pick you up there! Contact us to arrange your surf trip. 

For adrenaline junkies - how about skydiving over the world's oldest desert or sand boarding and quad biking on the ever-shifting dunes of the Namib desert?

Our Accommodation

Our  eco-friendly Salty Jackal Surf Camp and backpackers can accommodated a maximum of 14 guests in double / twin rooms or a 6-bed dormitory, and offers a relaxed atmosphere where you can mingle with like-minded travellers. Choose between self-catering or bed and breakfast and sign up for our home-cooked dinners. Our multilingual and dedicated team is available almost 24/7 to give quality local information on activities, gastronomy, sights, surfing and anything else.


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