Program Summary



The Christian Surfers Africa Leadership Training (CSALT) Gap Year is a 10 month course dedicated to equipping surfers and skaters to purposefully impact their local communities around the world. Our Gap Year is based in Jeffreys Bay, home to the iconic Supertubes and a vibrant surf & skate community. Our program creates the opportunity for you to become a part of a flourishing faith community and to shape and be shaped by it. We are dedicated to creating an encouraging and Holy Spirit-filled program that pushes you out of your comfort zone and grows you in your passions and personal leadership potential!

Our program can be divided into a Training Phase that ignites your divine purpose; followed by a heart- and soul-filled Mission Phase cementing what you have learned through traveling our South African coastline and plugging into the extended CS family and associated organizations.The program is an initiative of Christian Surfers South Africa and falls under the leadership of the CSALT Program Manager.

The course is designed and run by surfers and skaters FOR surfers and skaters, therefore we take our calling very seriously. At the same time we want to live out our passion. So if the waves are 6 foot and cooking, lectures just might have to happen later in the day…


During the CSALT Gap Year we create the space for your divine purpose to be discovered by digging into the following …

Equipping lectures on a Spiritual and Personal level

Discipleship & Leadership Development

Sharing the Gospel of Jesus effectively

Answering Tough Questions & Biblical Beliefs

Using surfing to bring Jesus into underprivileged communities,

The servant heart, with opportunities to serve at WSL's QS and CT events

         ... and much more!



We are super excited to introduce CSALT ACCELRATE! It is a 5 month course designed to equip people with the foundation and skills to purposefully impact their surf & skate community and ministry. The program consists of a three month Training Phase, followed by two months of hands-on mission experience through traveling the South African coastline and plugging into the extended Christian Surfers family and associated organizations.

This program has two intakes. The first intake begins in January and ends in June 2018. The second intake begins in July and ends in November 2018.