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Surf HNL

Oahu's Premier Surf and
Stand Up Paddle Board Lessons

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Why Surf HNL?

Ready to learn the secrets of Surf HNL? Since 2005, Surf HNL has been providing premier surf lessons on Oahu as well as fun stand up paddle board lessons to residents and visitors from all over the world! Surf or SUP at secluded beaches in Honolulu, Kapolei, and Waianae when you join us on an incredible ocean adventure. If you’re ready to catch the waves on your own, check out our surfboard rentals on Oahu or take it easy with our paddle board rentals.

Whether it’s a thrilling surf ride or a surreal stand up paddle boarding experience, our mission is to provide the safest ocean excursion possible. We treat each and every customer as if they were a part of our “ohana” or family. We’re constantly keeping an eye out on swells, winds, weather, and tide conditions to ensure you get the best surf experience or SUP lessons on Oahu!

At Surf HNL, you can trust that ensuring your safety is our TOP PRIORITY! All of our surf and SUP instructors are lifeguard-certified so you and your loved one can feel more confident while learning to surf with our safety professionals. Here at Surf HNL we have zero incidences and we take pride in that.

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Best Surfing Lessons in Hawaii!

We had a fantastic time learning how to surf for the first time with SurfHNL. The instructors were excellent, very experienced surfers. The location was perfect, not crowded, plenty of room to surf, good beginner waves. They picked us up from our hotel at Marriott Ko Olina and brought us home.

– Susan M. Westfield, NJ | Yelp

My 18 year old daughter had never surfed, before, and was able to get up during her one hour lesson. If you've ever tried surfing, you know it's hard, and teaching someone to stand so soon is remarkable. She had a group lesson, but several instructors were in the water at the same time. Her main instructor, Bird, did a wonderful job, and most of the hour was a private lesson with him. She was also assisted by Babac, Malina, and Tiana. Everyone was enthusiastic and supportive. And, they all work their tails off in the water. They've got to be exhausted by the end of each day. I highly recommend paying for the photo package they offer. I took photos with my iphone, and there was no comparison. Their photos are close up, clear, and capture the moment perfectly. Mine were too far away from the subjects to be useful, at all. 10/10 recommend this company for your surf lessons!

– Lori S. Reno, NV | Yelp

WOW! Shawn was my instructor and he was awesome. Very knowledgeable, encouraging and I was able to actually stand up. It was the best part of our vacation. I'm 60 years young, in mediocre shape and was able to catch waves thanks to Shawn. It was super windy which made it even more challenging but with Shawn knowing when I should start paddling I was able to catch the waves and stood up several times. What a thrill. Would recommend it for anyone who has no surf experience and is motivated to give it a try.

– Rita S. Waikīkī, Honolulu, HI | Yelp

As we were planning our trip to Hawaii learning how to surf was at the top of our list. I picked Surf HNL because they were close to our hotel in Ko'Olina (only about 15 mins away). We couldn't have have been happier with our pick! The staff was amazing! We had 6 people in our party including my 68 year old Mom! We got her a private lesson so she could get some extra attention. And her instructor Matt took great care of her! Everyone had a great time! And we bought the go-pro videos and pics which came out fantastic! An hour lesson was plenty of time. We had no idea how exhausting it would be! I would highly recommend Surf HNL!

– Shelan J. Las Vegas, NV | Yelp

We had a fantastic time learning how to surf for the first time with SurfHNL. The instructors were excellent, very experienced surfers. The location was perfect, not crowded, plenty of room to surf, good beginner waves. They picked us up from our hotel at Marriott Ko Olina and brought us home.

– Cindy M. Hempstead, NY | Yelp

Our 9-year-old grandson had a one-hour private lesson with Laka and thoroughly enjoyed himself. The instructor was patient and helped him get the feel of surfing and taught him how to balance on the board, riding with him to help him build up his confidence. We prebought the photo package and the pictures were great. Communication with the staff was excellent and they were well-organized and easy to deal with. Would definitely recommend it!

– Discover600738 | Tripadvisor

My 10-year-old son and I went surfing with these guys for two hours on a private lesson. It was a little more expensive than some of the other schools but worth every penny. We did a surf lesson in Maui the week before and it was not even comparable. Very knowledgeable surfers and we crushed it (at least we feel like we did). I really wanted to learn more about how to read waves and breaks and found it very educational as well. If you choose to do lessons, I would highly recommend going with HNL.

– saskdeano | Tripadvisor

Amazing experience, made my holiday the best one ever! I had only ever had one surfing lesson in my life before, so started as a complete rookie. By lesson three I was able to stay on the board most of the time. I took 6 lessons in total and have definitely found a new passion :-) You are never too old to learn something new! Jon was a fantastic instructor with a lot of patience and drive and really motivated me to keep on going. The entire team was great and very professional. As part of the lessons you received all the necessary clothing and water shoes, and focus on safety was excellent. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to have a go at surfing!

– Mirjam05 | Tripadvisor

Excellent. My instructor picked me up from my hotel and took me to a uncrowded beach. After some instructions he took me out. I got up and rode several times. Had a blast. My instructor was great.

– alidaho | Tripadvisor