1 or 2 hours | Must be at least 13 years old
Learn how to surf in ideal conditions — where the waves are warm and inviting and there’s never a crowd! Kalaeloa Beach Park is a secret gem on the west side of Oahu, close to Aulani, a Disney Resort. Roundtrip transportation not included in lesson price!
Our most popular option for beginners to intermediate surfers, this group surf lesson in Kapolei delivers high-quality surf instruction at an incredible value. Your class never has more than four students for each instructor, so you’re sure to get plenty of personalized attention. 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 13 years old or at least 100 lbs. in weight.
** PLEASE NOTE: Group participants are required to paddle their own surfboards back to their instructor with little or no assistance. Men over 230 lbs./women over 200 lbs. or those requiring a life jacket should book a Private Lesson for safety reasons. Someone suitable for this lesson type would be those that are able to tread in water for one full minute without having to use their hands.
The private one-on-one lesson is specially designed for your precious keikis — or kids — between three and 13 years old. Having the undivided attention of our experienced surf instructors is guaranteed to be the safest and most effective way for young keiki to surf real Hawaiian waves.
We start with a land demonstration and then move the lesson to 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.
“Just the two of you” surfing fun! You must be 13 years or older. 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.
If your keiki, aged three to 13, wants more time out in the water with their private instructor, opt for the two-hour private lesson. This private surf lesson near Honolulu offers your child the undivided attention of a friendly and professional surf instructor while they learn surfing techniques on the beach and then paddle out in the water. It’s a one-on-one lesson where the instructor is with your child the whole time, either through tandem surfing or surfing nearby each other.
Give your family a truly interactive and exhilarating experience as you learn how to ride Hawaii’s waves together. Our all-inclusive VIP ohana package makes your family vacation in Oahu one they’ll never forget. Your family has a private instructor with you every step of the way.
Leave all the planning to us. Savor the experience with your loved ones. We provide transportation and equipment, and we make sure to capture photos of your precious family moments. The ohana package, open to children and adults of all surfing levels, also comes with complimentary T-shirts or hats, photos, and transportation.
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. Signs and adverse effects include: Back pain, a tingling sensation in the legs, loss of feeling in legs, inability to walk, paralysis, and urinary retention.