A global travel company is giving willing volunteers from the States, the UK and Australia the opportunity to learn to conquer our magnificent South African surf and then pass their new-found surfing skills on to deserving, underprivileged kids.

Volunteers can sign up for between two and eight weeks for i-to-i’s “Surfing experience with disadvantage children in South Africa” project. They’ll come out to the gorgeous Muizenberg beach near Cape Town where they will be taught the sport before teaching it in turn. No previous surfing experience is necessary, because the first week is orientation during which the volunteers will be taught to stay upright on a board while in the water. During the orientation, there will also be time to do some sight-seeing around Cape Town.

The second week – and all the time the volunteer has signed up for after that – will be spent teaching local disadvantaged kids how to surf. But not to worry, qualified instructors will be on hand the entire time.

During their stay, volunteers will be accommodated in the Fish Hoek youth hostel. The cost of the project is $1549 for the first two weeks, with additional weeks costing $420. This includes accommodation; airport pickup; the services of the in-country co-ordinator; orientation; training and 24-hour emergency support, as well as a contribution to the project.

For more information visit www.i-to-i.com