Questions We Get Daily (FAQ)

Can my young child take a semi-private lesson?

Please see Why Young Children Need Private Lessons. If you’ve read that, and still think your child doesn’t need a private lesson, you may contact us below to request an exception. But please do not make the request without having read the above article. Thanks!

Can my child surf?

We take children of all ages — but all participants must be able to swim. By “able to swim” we mean the participant must be able to jump into the deep end of a pool, resurface, and swim to the edge.

Children under 13 years old require private lessons. Learn more here: Why Young Children Need Private Lessons.

Will everyone in my family be together on the lesson?

Yes! Even if you mix private and semi-private groups, you will be in the same vicinity the entire time. You’ll practice on land together, and in the water you’ll be right next to eachother.

How long is the lesson?

The lesson is ~90 minutes: 15-30 minutes on land and 1 hour in the water.

More than 1 hour in the water is exhausting for 99% of first-timers.

What does the lesson include?

The lesson includes all equipment: surfboard, leash,  & rashguard.

Do you offer photos?

We have a photographer that goes out in the ocean on every lesson. Customers are welcome to view/buy photos after the lesson is over. The pricing varies by party size.

When is the best time of day to surf?

The weather, tide, and swell vary day-to-day. But in general, the earlier lessons (8am & 10am) have the highest probability of being the best time of day. This is not always true, and even when it is true, the difference between the morning and afternoon is minimal.

We do not do lessons unless the waves are good 🙂 so rest assured anytime will work!

If you’d like to learn more, check out: The Best Time of Day to Surf

Still Have a Question?

If you have a question that isn’t answered in our FAQ above, feel free to contact us! Give us a call or shoot us a text at +1(808) 517-5010. You can also email using the form below. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible!


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