1 or 2 hours | Must be at least 11 years old
Learn how to surf in a fun, supportive environment, where the water is warm and you have plenty of space to try out your new moves. With our surf lessons at Ala Moana Beach Park, you avoid the crowds and still remain close to your Waikiki hotel. Lessons include round-trip transportation from Waikiki hotels.
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 over an hour and a half of surfing time in the ocean. Participants must be at least 11 years old.
The private one-on-one lesson is specially designed for your precious keikis—or kids—between three and 11 years old. Having the undivided attention of our experienced surf instructor is guaranteed to be the safest and most effective way for young keiki to surf real Hawaiian waves.
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.
“Just the two of you” surfing fun! This option is perfect for couples, friends, and family members in groups of two that want a more in-depth, personalized lesson with their own instructor. We start with a 30-minute land demonstration, followed by over an hour and a half of surfing time.
Similar to our private one-hour surf lesson, this option caters to our keiki surfers aged three to 11! Book a one-on-one surf lesson for your child with one of our experienced surf guides for the ultimate Hawaiian surfing lesson. Your child’s safety is our instructors’ top concern and they’ll be with your keiki every step of the way. After a land demonstration on the beach, we move into the water to work on the techniques we just covered. Depending on the student’s weight, ability, and comfort level, the student can go tandem surfing or surf near the instructor.
Swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen. (Rashguard, 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.