Group Surf Lesson: Two Hours of Beginners Instruction in Kihei

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • 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 travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 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.

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Traveler 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.
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Easy and fun!
Jessica_S, Mar 2023
I tried surfing with my two adolescent sons and it was easy and fun! We got up on the surfboard the first time and had a fantastic time.
An experience you won’t regret
Emily_W, Mar 2023
A fun sibling bonding experience. My brother is a natural and I definitely struggle. Both of us were able to surf on our boards during the lesson. I will say though, there are lots of rocks at the beach and I got scraped and bruised up pretty badly. Just make sure you are aware.
Rock surfing will get you injured
Ofer_B, Mar 2023
The location for the lesson is horrible and dangerous. The beach is very sallow for a long time and is full with large 1-2 fee rocks. So you surf is 2-5 feet of water with 1-2 feet rocks. Obviously you’ll meet the rocks on your way down and that can be very very painful. Both me and my son landed on rocks and both of. Us are still suffering. I’ve surf is several other places and never experienced a beach so bad.
First time surfer
Melinda_M, Mar 2023
The instructor was good. I didn’t like where we were taken to surf. It was all large lava rocks that hurt when you fell on them, and I kept stubbing my toe and my knees on them when pushing my surfboard back out after riding a wave into shore. It was also scary jumping off the board close to shore because of the rocks. Also, it was very crowded where we were. I did get up on the board and ride some waves!
Our first time trying...
Grant_M, Mar 2023
Our first time trying surfing was very fun. Our instructor Mike was very helpful, and a fun guy. He got us both up on our boards at the same time consistently. Ultimately the equipment is in average shape and not very advanced, but it gets the job done for a first time!
Each member of my family...
DeeW_K, Mar 2023
Each member of my family enjoyed their surf lessons with Noni Dominguez . They got up and surged into shore the very first wave!
Great experience. Mike...
Jessica_N, Feb 2023
Great experience. Mike was awesome and truly loves what he does. My son said this was his favorite part of the trip and we did A LOT!
The lessons were for my...
Pamela_R, Feb 2023
The lessons were for my 10 year old grandson. The instructor did a wonderful job explaining and practicing the techniques before going in the water. There were 5 people in the group and he had time to help each one. The photographer was in the water with them and we loved the pictures. I highly recommend this tour. My grandson was ready to go back that afternoon.
Autumn_S, Feb 2023
The instructor was very knowledgeable and helpful! Had so much fun surfing for the first time! The only disappointment was that the photographer did not show up.
A must do!
Jamie_L, Feb 2023
The instructor (Mariano) was very patient and helpful. This is an absolute must do. Spending 2 hrs in the ocean surfing (even if it's baby waves) was incredible! Highly recommended.
Mike made it awesome for...
Rachel_D, Jan 2023
Mike made it awesome for all of us. Kids got up easily and we all had a great morning. Saw lots of turtles.
Amazing experience!
Emily_J, Jan 2023
Staff is very friendly and wants to help you learn! It was so much fun! All for a great price too! 10/10 recommend (:
Surfing USA!
Sabrina_S, Jan 2023
Great instructor and a lot of time surfing. I surfed all the way to the shore on my first try! Definitely recommend.
Martina_E, Jan 2023
Great time, afraid I would not be able to do it. BUT, YEAH!!!! Made it up first time and only fell once. Great teacher!
Book this experience! You won’t regret it!
Drew_S, Jan 2023
Amazing! Took my two boys ages 7 and 9. They got up on the board right away. The water was shallow, they could stand the whole time. Their surf instructor was fabulous! Ask for Michael, he was awesome!
Surfing for teens a big thumbs up!
Jennifer_J, Jan 2023
Booked this for our two teens (19 &17). They are both lifeguards and so very comfortable in the water and the ocean. They had an amazing time loved every minute and were both able to get up a lot of time. We did a lot on this vacation and they both said by far this was the most fun activity! Total thumbs up!
Morning Surf Lesson
Eric_D, Jan 2023
Great experience to try surfing. Instructors Jay and Manu were awesome. Thanks for a great experience!
Definitely recommend!
Marc_M, Jan 2023
Great experience. Instructor was very helpful. All we’re able to get up surfing! Would definitely recommend and photos came out great.
Great experience and instructor
Stephanie_M, Jan 2023
My dad and I had a great time. Was a great beginner lesson that also gave us lots of time in the water after land instruction. Our guide Nico was incredibly friendly and helpful! We’re going out again to practice our skills this week
Surfing fun
Beth_T, Dec 2022
Great time learning to surf! Saw sea turtles! Got this for my nieces who loved it. All of the reservations were easy