About Freedom Surf and Water Academy

Our deck and garden area adjacent to the shop will soon have some tables and chairs and you’re welcome to come and shoot the breeze with fellow enthusiasts after getting your "stoke".

Currently, we offer new and second hand surf boards and all associated surfing equipment; Spider is our main brand at present, but we’re working on expanding your choices. Boards can be purchased or hired at very reasonable rates and we welcome your 2nd hand boards to put in the shop for sale on a consignment /outright purchase basis. In fact, we’re begging you to bring in your pre-owned boards! In addition, we offer individual tuition as well as the Christian Surf School (more of that later).

Stand Up Paddle Boarding, the fastest growing water sport in South Africa is a super way to spend time with your family whilst getting a great core workout. Making use of our great flat waters within the harbour, learning to ride waves off Pelican Island or if you’re accomplished already, going out at Alkantstrand, SUP is the answer! We are agents for Starboard, Coreban, Naish, Spider. There are demonstration models available for all the above manufacturers in all sorts of different sizes and styles. Come and make an appointment to try out a board, hire one for the day or purchase outright.

Kites, Kiteboards and associated equipment (new and second hand) is next on our list of things to do and we hope to provide a comprehensive array of goodies for you extreme wind and wave fanatics. Dagny du Toit is our kiting instructor; she has infinite patience and experience with this and works in the shop in the afternoons, so you can rely upon the best advice possible between her and Fred.Aside from the above services which we offer, Freedom Surf and Water Academy holds monthly competitions in all three of the above disciplines and we hope to attract many new families to the great outdoors, where healthy lifestyles and fellowship is a given.

Fred continues to offer the Christian Surfing School on Sundays at around noon, to anyone who would like to learn to surf. Just arrive at the shop with your hat, sunscreen, baggies and preferably a rashvest/tee shirt and Fred will teach you the rest. CSS is an entirely free service which periodically receives donations from many of the Corporations in Richards Bay and surrounding areas. All are welcome!

So, please take the time to pop in and meet Fred and Judy at our shop. We’d love to meet you and give you the "tour" and explain our unique concept.


About Fred

Fred le Roux a well-known local surfer, kiteboarder, Stand Up Paddler and Kayak Fisherman has been in Richards Bay since the ‘80’s. He’s passionate about watersports and his enthusiasm is infectious!

Contact Details

Shop 4, Blue Seven Centre, Davidson Lane, 
Richards Bay
035 753 1271