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Surf Lessons Ala Moana

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Adult 2 HR
Child Ages 3-12 or under 100 lbs
Adult 2 HR Two students/Instructor ratio
Adult 2 HR

Surf Lessons Ala Moana

What to expect:

Learn to surf at Ala Moana Beach Park where you’ll enjoy the calm waters and space to ride the tides. Our team of professional instructors will make sure you have a safe and fun time learning the basics. You’ll also remain close to Waikiki hotels.

One-hour group lesson:

Ages 13+

Our most popular option for beginners to intermediate surfers, the group lesson delivers high-quality surf instruction at an incredible value. Enjoy personalized attention from your surf instructor as we keep our group surf lessons small — with no more than four students for each instructor. We start with a 30-minute land demonstration and the rest of the time surfing in the ocean. Participants must be at least 13 years old.

One-hour private lesson:

Ages 3+

The private one-on-one lesson is specially designed for your precious keikis—or kids—between three and 11 years old. Adults are welcome too! Having the undivided attention of our experienced surf instructor is guaranteed to be the safest and most effective way for young keiki to experience Ala Moana beach surfing!

We start with a land demonstration at Ala Moana Beach Park and then move the lesson into the ocean. Depending on your child’s weight and ability, we have the keiki surfer go tandem surfing or surfing alongside the instructor. No matter what, the instructor is with your child every step of the way as they learn how to surf on Oahu.


What to bring:

Swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen. (Rash guard, reef shoes, and surfboard rental are FREE with lesson.)

SURFING IS AN EXTREME SPORT! Please read the statement below before booking your surf lesson.

By booking a surf lesson with us, you do hereby affirm and acknowledge that you will be fully informed of the inherent hazards and risks associated with surfing and understand that injuries, Shark Attacks and drowning may occur during participation at SURF HNL. You understand that there are inherent risks involved in the sport of surfing and that injuries are a normal and ordinary occurrence, and fully recognize such hazards and understand the nature and existence of inherent risks. Surf HNL does not accept liability or responsibility for accidental death or personal injuries caused for any participants unless by the proven negligence of Surf HNL Employees.

You also understand that surfer’s paralysis (myelopathy) is a non-traumatic spine injury. It usually affects beginning surfers who arch their back too often or too long paddling on their board. The constant arching reduces blood flow to the spine. It occurs due to Mild weakness, sensory problems and back pain. Some surfers afflicted with this condition recover completely, some never do, some only do partially. It depends on the severity of the injury and each individual person. Stop immediately and head back to the beach if you are feeling the slightest back pain. Have many breaks during your first surfing lessons. Some signs and symptoms include: Back pain, a tingling sensation in the legs, loss of feeling in legs, inability to walk, paralysis, and urinary retention.