The art of surfing is known as “He’e Nalu,” which means “wave sliding.” For Hawaiians, surfing was a central part of their culture. The “ali’i” or high class, claimed the highest reputation for skill with boards on waves. Traditionally this sport was an elite and sacred activity during the 15th Century. Had it not been for Duke Kahanamoku, who perpetuated the Hawaiian heritage around the world, this sport would have been lost! Surfing is now a lifestyle for many. A sport of intensity that requires the utmost respect toward the beauty and power of the ocean. Since 2005, SurfHNL continues to share this sport to visitors from all over the world through our Hawaiian surf lessons. Join us in experiencing the sport of ancient Hawaiian kings!