Surfing and surf lessons are a great way for your child to learn more about the ocean, themselves and how to have fun in Siargao Island, the Philippines! We offer special surf lessons for kids as surfers under the age of 15 need more supervision and a team who genuinely enjoys the company of children and has had experience with them. 


Surfista Travels in Siargao offer programs designed especially for your kids! Elaine Abonal is ISA Level 1 International Surf Instructor Certified and completed first aid and lifeguard training in Bali, Indonesia. She also has been a teacher since 2008 and is used to children of different nationalities and ages starting at the age of five and loves seeing her students learn and stand up on a surfboard for the first time! She can also speak English, French, Spanish and Tagalog to better communicate with your children.

Surfista Travels has also been doing surf camps with families and their children since 2012 and is one of the first surf tour companies in the Philippines that dedicate quality and professional service so that our Surfistas, especially the kids, learn how to SURF, stay SAFE, and have FUN! 


The lessons are private and each child has a specifically chosen local instructor EACH as well. (One person pushes the surfboard and someone “catches” your kids in front). 

BOOK NOW for Surfista Siargao Surf Lessons for Kids and we’ll have fun surfing and teaching your children!

Inclusive of (per person):

– Surfing 101 lecture & games with Elaine Abonal 
– 1 hour surf lesson  (option to add more hours)
~ which includes full supervision by  Private ISA (International Surf Association) Certified Surfista Guide + Private Local instructor
– All equipment (surfboard, leash)
– Exclusive Surfista Travels shirt + Surfista rucksack + Surfista stickers
~ Certificate of Participation for your Child
Minimum number of participants: 1
Maximum number of participants per day: 6

PRICE / per person: P2,500 / 60 USD
More than 1 lesson: P2,000 / 45 USD
P2,000 per person / 45 USD for groups of 4
Extra costs:
How to book:
Please fill up this form:

We will then check out our availability / photographer availability for that date and coordinate your Surfista Siargao Kids Surf Lessons Schedule with you via e-mail or WhatsApp / i-message +63 917 585 05 38! 

For any other questions and inquiries you may e-mail us at or contact us at +63 917 585 05 38.


Local grommet Kai Kai Alcala and Surfista Travels’ Elaine Abonal having fun in the ocean – the most important lesson to know while surfing! Photo by Gaps Sabuero


5 year old Chilli from Australia conquering her fears and having some ocean fun with Elaine as our Surfista photographer takes photos!

We are very HANDS ON in the way we do our lessons with the children – meaning we are there in the water with them the entire time – and are ready to give a big smile and a hug in case a little tumble leads to tears. Surfista’s Elaine Abonal is a lot of kids’ favourite adult on the island!


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