The Best Surf Lessons in Waikiki

100% guaranteed to be the best part of your vacation.
You’ll learn with patient instructors, safe equipment, and gentle waves.

My son who is 6 and I had the absolute best experience with this surf school. One of the instructors…
Yessenia Bailey
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Great experience. My wife and I had never surfed before but we were able to stand up after a couple of attempts ...
James Randolph

Step 1) Book a Lesson Below

Step 2) Visit Our Beach Stand

Step 3) Have an Unforgettable Experience

Our Surf Lesson Options

Semi-Private Surf Lessons

107 / Person

Learn to surf with friends or family and make memories for a lifetime. Semi-Private lessons are for groups of 2-4 people. Age restrictions apply. All students must be able to swim.

PrivateSurf Lessons

197 / Person

Get 1-on-1 attention for you or your loved one. Private lessons offer more assistance and flexibility. Private lessons are mandatory for young children. All students must be able to swim.

Don’t Lose Your Spot Book Now

Is the time you want booked? Call us to check on extra availability: (808) 517-5010.

You’re Fully Protected

Cancel anytime up to 48 hours before your lesson for a full refund. If you aren’t 100% satisfied with your lesson for any reason we’ll offer you a 100% refund — no questions asked. See refund policy.

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Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Can I surf?

All students must be able to swim. This means the student is comfortable jumping into the deep end of a pool and swimming to the side of the pool.

What happens after I buy?

After you buy you’ll receive an order confirmation email complete with directions to our beach stand.

How can I know if I'm a good swimmer?

This is a common question. Students do not need to be expert swimmers — but every student must be able to swim. You are a good enough swimmer if you feel confident in water over your head and can tread water for at least 1 minute.

Where will we be surfing?

Students will mostly be surfing in Waikiki, in front of the Sheraton Hotel.

What if the weather/conditions are bad for surfing?

On days when there is no surf or bad conditions we will cancel lessons and notify customers. If we can predict poor conditions in the future, we will notify you sooner to reschedule.

How many students will be in the class?

All surf lessons are private lessons. You or your group will be the only people on your lesson.

Still have questions?

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Our Location

We’re located on Waikiki Beach in front of the Waikiki Shore Condominiums and the Outrigger Reef on the Beach.

For more information (including parking directions) go here.

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