Empty Lineups.
Quality Waves.
Untamed Nature.
Adventure.

 
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6 - 13 December 2021

From:

NAD 9780

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1 - 8 November 2021

From:

NAD 9780

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22 - 29 May 2022

From:

NAD 9780

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Quick Facts

Surf camps are hosted at Salty Jackal, an eco-friendly, laid back hostel sleeping 14 guests which is all about
Surfing | Sustainable Living
| Extraordinary Food

Languages we speak

Your hosts Olli & Iris speak English, German, Italian, Afrikaans (Dutch) and even Albanian.

Get a feel for our Namibian surf camp here.

Our surf camps offer flexible cancellation policies for your peace of mind. 

Group discounts

First booker pays full price, any friends you bring receive a 10% discount!

 

Rooms & Prices

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Sun
Room

Double Room for 2

Desert view

Double bed

Shared bathroom

pp sharing

NAD 10900

single room

NAD 12650

Prices shown are for the entire surf camp package.

 

Included in Surf Camps

Accommodation

& breakfast

Dorm & private rooms

 

Fruit

& drinking water

@ Salty Jackal surf house

Adventure

desk

Activity & Safari booking service 

SJ bag

Organic cotton

Surf lessons/ guiding & transport 

1 or 2 daily surf session on at least 5 days

Welcome

dinner

Usually BBQ

City tour 

Tour of Swakopmund

Picnic

lunch

Only on full day surf trips

Fitness

equipment

Slackline, balance board, table tennis & beer pong 

Surfboard

& wetsuit

Only pay if you break it

Wifi

Fast & unlimited

Bicycles

4 bicycles available 

Free flow

coffee & tea

@ Salty Jackal surf house

Desert

sundowner

 

Or stargazing trip

Photo

memories

Group photos

...excluded  but   available 

Yoga

classes

On request -

NAD 150 per class

Honesty bar

Snacks & drinks 24/7

Airport

transfer

From Windhoek

or Walvis Bay 

Surf photography & video analysis 

On request - 

NAD 800 per session 

NAD 2000 per day

(prices per group)

3 day Surfari

4x4 surf trip

after surf camp -

from NAD 5800 pp

 
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Surf Camp Program

Our surf camps are run over 7 nights and 7 days. During your stay you'll get at least 5 surf days with 1 or 2 sessions/lessons in our area on each surf day or full day trips to spots further away from Swakopmund.

 

If the conditions allow we'll surf even more! Usually we surf in the mornings due to best wind conditions, which leaves the afternoon for chilling, activities, exploring the town & nature and nightlife.

Day 0

Days 1-6

Day 7

​​Arrival | Town tour| Welcome dinner

Breakfast | Surf 1 or 2 times daily | 

Activities | Chill

Breakfast | Morning Surf | Departure

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Surf Instructor

OLLI

He's your Namibian surf instructor/guide - surfing for 11 years, teaching surfing for 4 years.

ISA Level 1 qualified -

he'll paddle out with you - from beginner lessons to big barrels at Skeleton Bay. 

 
 

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Which surf camp is right for my level?


Summer months November-April are ideal for beginner-intermediate surfers - for complete beginners you'll learn in a fun, step-by-step way how to surf according to ISA guidelines and in safe beginner conditions. Mayto October is great for intermediate to advanced surfers - here the focus is on surfing many different spots and conditions to push your surfing. Our surf camp dates will always clearly state which level of surfer a specific surf camp is suited to and each surf camp will have a minimum of 3 and maximum of 8 participants. With over 20+ spots to choose from in our area, we drive you to suitable spots according to your surf level. We believe that a week spent surfing in Namibia will expand your surfing comfort zone and make for some unforgettable sessions. In every surf, whether a beginner lesson in the whitewash or a barrel riding session at Skeleton Bay, our coaches, experienced surfers with ISA qualification, will be helping you improve and make sure you are safe and having fun.




How are the waves?


Are you tired of surfing in crowded lineups making it hard to catch enough waves to improve your surfing? Or are you chasing the longest barrel in the world, the world famous Skeleton Bay, which lies only 1 hour from the surf camp? Either way, you have come to a country offering fantastic waves - high quality, consistent and uncrowded spots for all levels. In many surf sessions it is only our group in the water, sometimes joined by a handful of local surfers. In Namibia surf spots rarely have more than 10 local surfers out - 20 is already a crowd for us. This means more waves for you!




What does a Salty Jackal surf camp guarantee?


Nature & waves are outside of our control, but we can almost 100% guarantee: Uncrowded, often empty waves. Surfing with seals, dolphins and amazing birdlife. Minimum 5 surf sessions in your 7 days with us, but if conditions allow 2 sessions per day for 7 days is totally possible! Besides the surfing, we trust you'll have an unforgettable trip to beautiful Namibia with its vast, beautiful landscapes, raw wildlife and amazing people.




What else is there to do in the town?


Apart from surfing, Swakopmund is great to hang out in. There is a huge variety of things to see and do for all tastes and budgets: from adrenaline activities like skydiving, quad biking & sandboarding in the dunes, skydiving, to cultural tours, desert wildlife tours, dolphin cruises, fishing and many more. We as your hosts also take you into the Namib desert for a spectacular sundowner or a BBQ under the stars for star photography. Yoga classes are available a studio within walking distance - join their regular classes or book private classes. Rock climbing, paragliding and kitesurfing are possible nearby.




How do the surf camp extras work?


Surf photography & video analysis can be booked at additional cost and are charged per group per session. For those who want to experience more of Namibia’s waves, we also offer a 3-day Skeleton Coast Surfari on request - a surf trip to the Skeleton Coast Park, either camping or lodging to suit your budget & preferences.




What is Swakopmund as a town like?


Swakopmund is a picturesque town in the Namib Desert between sand dunes and the Atlantic Ocean. Nature is on its doorstep - a walk along the beach or into the desert dunes is literally around the corner. The town is small and safe, so it’s possible to get around on foot or bicycle very easily, even at night. Various supermarkets, restaurants, beergardens, bars are 5-15 minutes walk away. Swakopmund also has dozens of great restaurants, beer gardens with live music, bars with karaoke, and fantastic coffee from our two local roasteries as well as bakeries, small art galleries, museums and (covid permitting) fun nightlife! A beer in a bar costs 1-2 Euros and a restaurant meal 5-15 Euros. To some visitors' surprise the town has a very German look and feel to it and German is widely spoken here as Namibia was once a German colony. Now it is a stable, democratic republic with an economy relying on mining, fishing and tourism. The currency used is the Namibian Dollar (NAD) and the exchange rate to the Euro is approx 1 Euro equal 17-20 NAD.




Where do we surf during surf camps?


We have surf spots within the town, some of which are walking/cycling distance away. Other spots in untamed nature outside of town are accessible by 4x4 vehicle only. Spots include beach breaks, reef breaks, point breaks, slabs and of course the miracle barrel of the surfing world - the 2km long sandspit of Skeleton Bay. Our guides have lived and surfed here long enough to know when to take you where.




What is a typical day at a Salty Jackal surf camp like?


Breakfast and a morning surf session followed by a world-class coffee in one of the town's cafes to unwind and share stories of the surf. After lunch we spend the afternoon relaxing, exploring nearby sights & attractions or getting adventurous with some adrenaline packed activities. The evening leaves time for a sundowner in the sand dunes or a cold drink by the ocean. Dinners are often spent together around a BBQ fire, in a beer garden with live music or at a delicious wine bar & pizzeria. On prime surf days we’ll do two sessions or spend the whole day at one of the far away point breaks in the wilderniss - sorrounded by shipwrecks, jackals & seals, usually dolphins and sometimes even whales & penguins!




Where do the surf camps take place?


Surf camps are hosted at our surf house which is in the safe neighborhood in the town centre. “Surfing | Sustainable Living | Extraordinary Food” is our way of life here. The surf house sleeps 14 guests: 6 in the dorm, the rest in four private rooms. Each room has a unique look & style and included in the accommodation are: - Breakfast, seasonal fruit, coffee & tea, drinking water - Unlimited, fast wifi The property features: - A big room full of surfboards and wetsuits for surf camp guests to use - Beautiful garden with lawns and edible plants & herbs for delicious, healthy cooking - Chill areas, hammocks and a comfy lounge with board games and books to read - Fitness equipment, table tennis/beer pong, slackline and balance board - 4 bicycles for guests to use - Honesty bar stocked with beers, wines, softdrinks, snacks and chocolates We also have international volunteers who help at the surf house and not all guests booked into the surf house are surfers - this means there are always fun people around to spend time with outside of surfing. Our friendly staff and volunteers will gladly advise you on anything you need and we offer a service to book activities, airport transfers and safaris. The surf house has many systems in place to make our operations as eco-friendly as possible including energy efficiency measures, compost & recycling systems, even biogas to cook on! We also wish to support our local community and therefore support the development surfing NGO “Namib Sustainable Waves” and it can be arranged on request that surf camp participants join the NGO's events with the kids like surf lessons, beach cleanups and educational outings.




Are meals included and can I cook for myself?


Buffet style breakfast is included every morning of your stay. We provide: coffee, tea, hot chocolate, fruit juice, bread, cheese, eggs, jams & peanut butter, cereal & granola. Lunch & dinner are not provided by us as there are so many good and affordable options in our area to eat & drink - just ask us for recommendations for seafood, traditional Namibian, German cuisine, pizza, Indian etc. We also have a fully equipped self-catering kitchen and BBQ area where we all gather around a fire sharing stories from the waves. Sometimes we do “sign-up dinners” where we cook something amazing for a small fee for those who want to join. Other days we end up all going out for a fun night of drinks & food together, or BBQ under the stars.




How to get to here?


It's easy. There are direct flights from Frankfurt to Windhoek with Lufthansa group as well as flights via Ethiopia, Qatar and South Africa. You have the choice to fly either to Namibia's capital Windhoek and catch a daily door-to-door transfer bus (4 hour trip costing +-NAD 300) to our town Swakopmund at the coast or you can fly to Walvis Bay, which is only 40 km from the surf camp and get an airport shuttle to our doorstep.




What do I need to bring?


MOST IMPORTANT: Travel insurance for medical, injury, trip cancellation, lost baggage, theft etc. Boards (or use ours) Wetsuit 4/3mm (or use ours) 3mm booties for reefs recommended 3mm hood for windy days (optional) Clothes for warm and cold/windy weather Reusable flask for water, tea, coffee




What is Namibia like as a traveller?


​Namibia is sometimes referred to as “Africa for beginners”. Especially in the cities it feels more western than one might have imagined: good infrastructure, low crime, easy communication in English and German, food & drinks with European influence, supermarkets with familiar items and most other comforts and necessities like good coffee, yummy bakeries, fast internet, pharmacies and modern hospitals.




Why a surf trip to Namibia is worth it?


1. Consistent & uncrowded waves means more waves for you! 2. The nature in Namibia is spectacular and travelling here is a real adventure. 3. Your surf camp in Namibia can be easily combined with a “typical” trip to Namibia, which is usually a 2-3 week guided tour or self-drive safari to see our vast, beautiful country, its many indigenous cultures and the spectacular wildlife - Deadvlei, Etosha National Park, Caprivi and the Fish River Canyon are just a few of the highlights.





The Experience

 - What need to know about our surf camps & travelling in Namibia-