Big Island of Hawaii
Group Surf Lesson in Kona Hawaii

Group Surf Lesson in Kona Hawaii

Badge of ExcellenceKailua-Kona, United States
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Learn to surf in one of the world's most celebrated surfing destinations with this small-group lesson. Your instructor will meet you and your group in Kahaluu Bay, where you’ll learn about everything from safety to etiquette. And before the lesson is over, you’ll get the chance to take to the waves yourself.
  • Surfboards, rash guards, and reef shoes are provided
  • A professional instructor will show you the ropes
  • Class sizes limited to eight people for personalized instruction
  • Refunds available in case of inclement weather

What's Included

  • Surfboard, Rashguard, Reef shoes
  • Swimsuit, towel, sunscreen
  • Gratuity

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 78-6685 Ali‘i Dr
    78-6685 Ali‘i Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

    Kahalu’u Bay Surf & Sea 78-6685 Ali’i Dr. Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 Public parking and restrooms are located just 50 yards South of our surf shop at Kahaluu Beach Park. Guest should then walk over to our surf shop for check-in.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Available for ages 11 and up
  • Participant MUST know how to swim without the aid of a lifejacket
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Traveler Photos

See more

Traveler Tips

Highly recommend this for a family or for first time surfers


76 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 76 reviews
Mar was great!
Annie_R, Sep 2023
We had some smaller waves but we were still able to get up on the water. Mar was our instructor and she was very good at helping us relax and made the entire experience enjoyable and worry free. If you’re a first timer like myself, this was a great lesson!
What an amazing...
Steven_C, Sep 2023
What an amazing experience. Steve, Cole and Eli were the best. Great instruction lots of patience and great fun.
Fun time!
William_N, Aug 2023
Had the best time! So much fun! Tried to upload some pictures, but it’s not letting me! But these guys are definitely number one!
Great surfing lesson
Marlise_Z, Jul 2023
Our son and his friends had a great time with this group. The staff were friendly and helpful. The boys all said that it was a lot of fun.
relaxing birthday SUP experience
Alicia_G, Jul 2023
While I was excited to have surf lessons, the conditions were not in my favor that morning. I appreciated that Ben from the shop called to tell me the surf would be too flat to try surfing. He offered a few different options including a full refund. Instead I took him up on the offer to get a stand up paddle board lesson and time out in the bay. I'm glad I did! It was a beautiful, relaxing morning and by the end of the time I felt confident standing on the paddle board. The instructor, Loni, was wonderful and very personable sharing her own experiences and tidbits about the island. We saw a turtle and spinner dolphins and I was able to snorkel for a bit. Highly recommend this shop and Loni!
All Levels Amazing Guides
Jacqueline_L, Jun 2023
Our guide got us up immediately, gave us useable feedback and critiques, and read the water like a champ. The group was 7 total with three guides out on the water. Cannot recommend this experience enough for first time and experienced surfers.
The group lesson was...
Caitlin_G, Apr 2023
The group lesson was great, informative and it was so nice to be out on the water. I loved watching my kids have fun and we all learned something new.
Great first experience with surfing!
Stacy_L, Apr 2023
The surfing experience was amazing. I didn’t get up on the surf board except for a couple of times. The entire staff was very knowledgeable and helpful with any questions. I was there by myself but a family was also there and great instruction and care was given to the kids too. The staff was incredibly encouraging. Surf time was about an hour or a little over. Plenty of time to get it and keep trying like me. I know what to do next time!
Surfing is so FUN!!! Fantastic time had!
Kim_S, Mar 2023
We decided to book some surfing lessons last minute. The adults were definitely apprehensive but the kids were so excited! All the adults are late 40's and early 50's, totally not in shape and ZERO experience. Let me tell you....we had a BLAST!!! It was five stars and all 7 of us wanted to go again! We actually can't wait to go back! If I could give 10 stars I would! Special thanks to Mar, Eli, Max & Aldra.
Great instructors
Jeremy_O, Nov 2022
Max and Santi were great!!! My husband and I had a great time learning how to surf. We caught several good waves
Well worth it!
Monte_F, Oct 2022
Super friendly, knowledgeable, patient. Highly recommend if you've ever wanted to try surfing. This was a great experience.
Would 100% recommended...
Deven_M, Sep 2022
Would 100% recommended and will definitely be coming back if/when we come back to the big island. Santi was awesome 🤙🤙
Great Instructors - Groovy Waves - Awesome time.
Bradley_B, Sep 2022
Great instructors - they used multiple people to ensure everyone in our group had their best chance to ride a wave. Did a great job breaking down the key points to standing on the board and left a lot of time for actual surfer. Everyone had a blast!
Surf Lessons in Kona
Carla_D, Jul 2022
Instructors were excellent - an awesome experience! Able to get on board on the 1st try! Class was just the right size:)
Don't miss
universaltrip, Jul 2022
So much fun! I went with the kids- 11 ,13,14 - and caught my first wave! We had absolutely no experience and were all successful before we left. All of the kids wanted to go again, but there wasn't a spot left during our trip. Book ahead, you don't want to miss this! Our instructors rocked, especially Max.
Great surfing instruction...
Paula_G, Jun 2022
Great surfing instruction at the rental facility and personal instructors out on the water. Very personable crew. Thanks Steve and Rob for a gnarly time. Kawabubga!
Great surf lessons
Ashton_D, Jun 2022
My 13 year old boys had a blast!! Steve was very informative and encouraging!! I would definitely recommend this place to others.
Clay_H, Jun 2022
Incredible staff made learning to surf at nearly 50 with my 11 and 16 year old special. Even with modest surf, we all were able to get up and surf a good while thanks to the expert staff! Highly recommend!!
Three of us were...
David_A, Jun 2022
Three of us were first-time surfers and two had some surf experience. We all had a great time. The instructors were knowledgeable, fun and patient. Highly, highly recommended.
Great Family Experience
Eric_T, May 2022
This was a great experience with my 3 sons. The instructors were outstanding and informative. Gave history and additional stories and information while waiting for waves. Great way to spend quality time with family. Can’t give enough positive feedback.

Compare Similar Experiences

1 / 2
No Photo
Group Surf Lesson in Kona Hawaii


2 hours
Free Cancellation
No Photo
Semi Private Surf Lesson in Kona, Hawaii


2 hours
Free Cancellation
No Photo
2-Hour Guided Private Surf Lesson in Kona


2 hours
Free Cancellation

Explore Similar Things to Do