You are going in the ocean, so the better swimmer you are the easier this will be for you. If you don’t know how to swim and you really want to surf, then you should look at the private lessons, for your own safety.
You are going in the ocean, which is a big force of nature, and has to be respected. If you listen to your surf instructor you will be safe. The material (surfboards) is adapted to beginners, so they are made out of foam, with rubber fins.
We have adapted our ten day course, to teach you all the basics about surfing, that’s why we added two free rentals at the end of this package, to motivate you to go surf by yourself with a real hard board. This obviously depends on your learning skills and your motivation.