Grab your friends or family and learn to catch some waves on the iconic shores of Waikiki with this private lesson. Join your professional surf instructor on the beach and dive into the basics of surfing before heading to the water. Then, take to the water to catch some waves with guidance from your instructor.
Hang loose on the famous shores of Waikiki
Lessons are adapted to each group's abilities
A private lesson means a personalized experience
No prior surfing experience is required
Meeting And Pickup
2425 Kalākaua Ave
2425 Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
Students will meet Paulo (surf instructor)
at The Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Statue
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
Not wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Highly recommend! 5 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Kathie_H, Dec 2022
Addy was awesome and very patient! Skilled and knew how to encourage my son.Highly recommend!
Tiffany_J, Nov 2022
Kainna was really great with my girls. Due to it being later In the day and the sun being out, I wasn’t able to get pictures and videos. Even though I stood out there to record (like an idiot). Definitely I’d say morning sessions is best, but from the great teaching they had now they think their professionals! I would for sure recommend and come back to see kainna.
Kayla_P, Aug 2022
Great experience great teacher! 10/10 recommend. The instructor took the time to teach us we were able to stand and ride a wave.
Please be careful about trainer you get
Ratna_R, Aug 2022
Hired for family - Paulo trainer was not interested in helping learn basics, was not patient from get go. Basically he said - when we go out there don't look to me for help.
Judy_W, July 2022
Not flexible with scheduling due to medical reasons. Refused rescheduling or refund. Not accommodating.
Surfing Experience Wakiki
Graham_M, May 2022
Just trying to surf was fun, unfortunately brain and legs weren't in sync. Instructor could have been little more helpful and supportive,
Great time with kind instructor!
eric_p, Nov 2021
Max was awesome. Laid back with great a great welcoming personality. My wife and I stood up our first try and several times after that. Very pleasant and fun experience we will not forget! 🤙
Mike was beyond amazing!
Lupeni_I, Oct 2021
Mike was great. He was very patient and very aware of safety. He knew what he was doing and he taught us the ways of surfing as well as respecting the water, land and be aware of all the uncles and aunties in the water and the line of respect. He was great. We will have a a long life of loving the wave. Thank you Mike!
Great surfing lesson!
Brian_G, Sept 2021
Mike was super cool. He worked with us even though we were late. He tried hard to fit as much as possible into our one hour experience and we had a great time. Don’t worry about the fact that they don’t have a building. The experience is the same
Thu_V, Sept 2021
I would definitely coming back and have another lesson. Our coach was very patient and professional.
First time surfing.
Karen_P, July 2021
Great surf lesson. It was our first time surfing and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Would highly recommend.
Awesome surf lesson
Robert_H, June 2021
Awesome. Paulo was phenomenal. My son and I both had a blast surfing for the first time. Spent a few minutes on the beach then most of the time catching Waikiki waves!
Brendan_O, June 2021
An overall outstanding experience. I couldn’t believe I was able to surf! I would highly recommend booking!
Awesome Surfing Lesson!
Joey_B, Apr 2021
This instructor is amazing. He is straight to the point and worth every penny if your goal is to get up and ride a wave. It took me & my girlfriend a few try’s, but he went great lengths to correct the things we we’re doing wrong, and in no time, we were up and riding. If u want to feel good about standing up on a surfboard for ur first time, this man will get you up!
Must do experience with Paulo!
Mateo_S, Jan 2021
Paulo is the best instructor and coolest Brazilian on Oahu. Had a great time learning from him-he pushed us hard while making us comfortable riding