Justin and Hayley both grew up on the South Coast, have also traveled all over Europe, Bali, Ireland and the UK. After being out of the country for many years, they decided to come back and settle on the South Coast.
Owning Pumula Surf Camp is their dream and they love doing what they do. They also have 2 daughters who are learning to share the surfing, yoga, healthy living lifestyle with them.
Justin co-owns the local legendary Surf Factory with his mom and his brother. He is an ex South African pro surfer and got his South African Surfing colours when he went over to Brazil to represent South Africa at the World Games. He also dominated the South Africa Junior champs. Justin is a brilliant surfer, and a great surf coach. He is a true local and has been surfing these oceans for over 20 years. He loves sharing his passion with his students.
Pumula Surf Camp offers:
- Surf Lessons
- SUP (Stand Up Paddle Boards)
- Wedge Surf Boards
Come learn to surf with us!
Our head Surf Instructor, owner and host, Justin Maisch, grew up here on the South Coast and was raised in a surfing community with his dad making surfboards and fins for a living, of which Justin and his brother Gazo still continue to custom handcraft Wedge Surfboards and Maisch fins.
Justin started surfing competitively at a young age and dominated the junior ranks, and earned his Springbok colours to surf the world games in Bali and Brazil. He then went onto the world pro series, surfing and travelling throughout South African and Europe reaching the top 200 on the world rankings.
Through the family surfing community Justin has always been on hand for coaching and guidance to help nurture the young up and coming provincial surfers to follow their dreams, highlighted by 2 members from the local rural Umzumbe Surf Club qualified for their national colours through the national development program.
Justin still competes nationally to represent his local club and province, on occasion professionally to give the youngsters a run for their money, but all for his love of surfing.
Justin is very passionate about coaching and sharing the art of wave riding, since 2010 his surf school has been very successful with loads of stoked students coming back for more and continuing with their new way of life. We also rotate our extra certified instructors with other surf schools to get the best results from both teachers and students.