Maui is open for tourism. Some product availability may be impacted on the western side of the island. Please check with local travel authorities for guidance.

Group Surf Lesson: Two Hours of Beginners Instruction in Kihei

Badge of ExcellenceKihei, United States
Surf Lesson Group 2 hours

From USD 79.00

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Catch a wave of excitement as you learn to surf during this 2-hour beginner’s, small-group, lesson in Maui. Join no more than 6 other students for an introduction to the fundamentals of surfing, including ocean awareness, water safety, riding skills and proper etiquette. You’re guaranteed to be surfing in one easy lesson, or your next lesson is free! An instructor, surfboard and rash guard are all included.
  • Learn to surf during this 2-hour beginner group lesson
  • Experience the fun and excitement of this iconic Hawaiian activity
  • Get pointers on wave riding, ocean safety and surfing etiquette
  • Enjoy the thrill of standing up for the first time and catching a few waves
  • Small group lesson is limited to no more than 6 students
  • Guaranteed to be surfing in one lesson or your next lesson is free

What's Included

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Surf Board
  • Rash Guard
  • Water Booties
  • Professional instruction
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1993 S Kihei Rd
    1993 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA

    Departure Point: Surf Shack Shop, Island Surf Building Address: 1993 South Kihei Road #12 Kihei, HI 96753

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Traveller Photos

See more

Traveller Tips

It's not the fanciest joint, but if you want a genuine surf experience with the nicest guys in town- this is it.
Definitely guaranteed to catch waves in the first 10 minutes.
It was worth every penny, and James and Mike were great instructors and did a good job getting everyone going and surfing in no time at all.


554 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 554 reviews
Super fun! Recommend!
Jennifer_Y, Sept 2023
This was so fun! I started with no surf experience and was able to ride the first wave! The instructors were super friendly and let us go rounds after rounds so we had plenty of chances to ride waves. It was a small group of 4. They even took pictures that we can buy digitally at the end!
Highlight of an awesome trip to Maui. Do it!
Terry_M, Sept 2023
We had an awesome time and Justo was a great teacher! All 4 of us successfully surfed. It’s a nice activity to work into a day, since it’s only a couple hours.
I have been surfing by...
joeldickson3, Sept 2023
I have been surfing by myself and it was very hard to get up, only got up a few times. With these simple surf lessons I got up over 10 times and rode 3-5 waves into the shore in 1.5 hrs. Awesome! I now know how to surf and I feel confident renting my own board and catching my own waves.
An amassing experience
Bryan_L, Aug 2023
We had a 20 year old, 16 year old, 13 year old and 12 year old. The instructor was patient and easy to follow as she taught them safety and technique. She stayed close to them in the water and was able to get all four of them up on their boards multiple times.
Carol_P, Aug 2023
My daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren all took surf lessons for the first time from Justo (Jay) and he was a phenomenal teacher ! They all got up and fell in love with surfing. They had a photographer who documented everything and then sold all the photos to us for a package deal at a fair price . We highly recommend the whole memorable experience ! Especially Justo !
Clear Instruction. Fun!
Michelle_H, Aug 2023
I was a little nervous being 61 y/o but our teacher made it very easy to grasp and was very encouraging. I did pretty darn good!
Definitely recommend!!
Zoey_K, Aug 2023
This was a fantastic excursion. Our 16 and 17 year olds LOVED it. The instructor was wonderful. The entire experience from start to finish was flawless.
Everyone needs to experience this!
Ronald_H, Aug 2023
Mike was a great instructor. First time surfing for all will prove to be an amazing memory. Everyone at the Shack was a pleasure. A definite to put on your itinerary.
Daughter had a blast
Alyssa_N, Aug 2023
My daughter had a great time. Instructor was great. Such a fun experience. She is 10 and small for her age but did great. A parent is definitely needed in the water for the younger kinds.
Great experience
Colleen_N, Aug 2023
Instructor was so encouraging and knowledgeable, location was perfect, one of the most memorable experiences of our trip! I thought cost was quite reasonable.
Great deal! 2hrs and $ well spent!
Trent_N, Aug 2023
Instructors were very nice and friendly! Our 12yr old son and his dad signed up together and they loved this lesson. Plenty of parking around the surf school. Highly recommended!
Great day of surfing
LInda_N, Aug 2023
We had a wonderful time on our surfing lesson on August 4 w our instructor, Nani. He was very easy going and encouraging with our group of 5, including 4 young adults and one 50ish mom. Everyone was able to tackle the basics and stand. The waves were not overwhelming but enough to provide a great experience. The photographer took some nice shots which are optional to purchase, which we ended up doing just because it was a cool experience. If someone isn’t surfing, it’s easy enough to have them take your own pics (which my husband did). They provide everything you need other than towels, sunblock and bathing suits. Be prepared to carry the surfboards a short distance but they tell you how. Everyone Loved everything about the experience. They do a great job for what felt like a reasonable price. Because there were five of us, we had the instructor to ourselves which was a nice touch. There are a decent amount of other groups surfing at the same time but it really didn’t present a problem.
Cool experience for first time surfers
ChristineSchu, Aug 2023
Good lesson with a small group of people and a nice coach. A little chaotic at the beginning, but then I had fun
The best experience ever
Emme_N, Aug 2023
Instructor was great, we were all able to get up right away. Super fun definitely recommend! Photos were amazing as well!
Great experience! Would...
Anita_V, Aug 2023
Great experience! Would definitely recommend. staff and instructors very accommodating and very nice.
Great experience!
David_W, Aug 2023
Was well organized and just the right amount of time. Tobias was a great instructor and the kids and we parents had a great time. Would recommend to friends.
This was our girls' first...
Lori_K, Aug 2023
This was our girls' first time surfing and it was so worth it. The waves weren't very big that day, but the instructor was amazing and did his best to make it a terrific experience!
Very crowded beach – ocean and you do not surf for two hours
Larry_J, Aug 2023
My grandson enjoyed his experience with instructor Sophia. Very nice person. It was disappointing that he didn’t have the opportunity to do the full two hours as booked ( only 1 hr 15 mins by my watch). - evidently the two hours included going across the street park for the initial surfing skills review and walking to the beach ( 50 yards) - carrying the surfboard. The surfing beach location is very crowded and presents a danger. My grandson hurt his wrist by another surfers board Not recommended for children beginners. I’m an old surfer from California and was surprised - disappointed with the amount of surfers out in the ocean with the potential of having a accident occurring. Very high risk. I won’t recommend this surf shop. Extremely busy with lots…people
Highly recommend!!!
Cynthia_T, Aug 2023
Love it!!! Instructor was the best!!! Easy to get to and from the water!! Best experience ever for this old woman!!!
Amazing family surfing experience!
Jessica_S, Aug 2023
Our instructor Segundo was AMAZING. He got our entire family of 4 up on boards and it was the highlight of our trip! He was kind, funny, and encouraging. Having a photographer in the water was wonderful. The pictures are priceless!!

Compare Similar Experiences

1 / 3
No Photo
Group Surf Lesson: Two Hours of Beginners Instruction in Kihei


2 hours
Free Cancellation
USD 79.00
No Photo
Group Surf Lesson at Kalama Beach in Kihei


2 hours
Free Cancellation
USD 99.00
No Photo
Private Surf Lesson for Group of 3-5 Near Lahaina


1 hour 30 minutes
Free Cancellation
USD 123.95
No Photo
Maui Surf Instruction 101 at Kalama Beach in Kihei


2 hours
Free Cancellation
USD 95.70

Explore Similar Things to Do