OUR

STORY

"Janek decided to focus his energy into what would soon become his life's passion.
That is, building a community around doing what he loves and sharing his undeniable love for the ocean."

Ballito Surf School was born out of the idea by Ballito local, Janek Ferrandi, to share his passion for surfing with like-minded people all over the world.

 

Janek spent nine balmy Summers in his early 20’s working as a senior lifeguard in Western Australia. In 2014 he was awarded a National Coastal Bravery Award presented by Surf Lifesaving Western Australia for a rescue performed at a local surf break in Yallingup, WA. Soon after, he decided to focus his energy into what would soon become his life's passion. That is, building a community around doing what he loves and sharing his knowledge and undeniable love for the ocean.

 

The Surf School has fast grown into an experience that locals, holidaymakers and tourists alike can’t get enough of. With a team of experienced surf instructors, endless surf knowledge and one common intention in mind, no doubt BSS has become the surf school of choice on the North Coast. 

OUR TEAM
Janek Ferrandi

Ballito local, surfer and founder of Ballito Surf School.

 

Sophie Bell

Salt Rock local, Roxy team rider and surf instructor.

 

Luca Missio

Ballito local, founder of @dearplanetearth surfer and head surf instructor.

 

Gabi Le Vaux

Salt Rock local, Roxy team rider and surf instructor.

 

Shane Sykes 

Salt Rock local, Vans team rider, founder of @miacai and advanced surf instructor.

 

Jurgan Jacobs

Ballito local, founder of @smallstepssurfing and surf instructor.

 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“Big thanks to Janek for looking after me in Ballito this past week. A great surf instructor that was happy to give me guidance where needed and let me learn on my own. He went out of his way to help me choose a great board to further my skills, picked me and dropped me off from our resort chose the best breaks for the day.

I was impressed with his attitude to youngsters I saw him teaching. Definitely recommend.” 

 

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