North Shore Beginner Surf Lesson, Hawaii

Haleiwa, United States
North Shore Beginner Surf Lesson

From $97.44

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


Hawaii's North Shore is one of the world's most famous surf spots. Try your hand at the water sport during your time in Oahu with this beginner surf lesson. Join a small group and learn about proper techniques on the sand as well as ocean etiquette. Then, it's time to hit the water to try and catch some waves while your instructor is on standby.
  • Learn the ancient Hawaiian sport of surfing in Oahu
  • All necessary surfing equipment is provided
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon lesson
  • A small group means more attention from your guide

What's Included

  • Surf board
  • All the equipment you would need
  • Private transportation

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 62-595 Kamehameha Hwy
    62-595 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712, USA

    Check in and meeting place is at Surf N Sea Surf Shop. Staff will check you in and direct you where to meet your instructor. Then in your own vehicle you will drive to the surf spot with the best conditions for the days lesson. **TRANSPORTATION NOT PROVIDED**

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Group surf lessons are for children 12 years old and above. Children under the age of 12 require a Private Lesson.
  • Must able to swim!
  • Not recommended for travelers with back or knee problems
  • No recent surgeries
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 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.

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Traveler Tips

Like Sam said, look no further than the North Shore for excellent surfing.
Oh yeah.. do push ups to help prepare for the paddling out!


86 reviews
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Can not review because it didn't happen
tali_g, Aug 2023
My trip was canceled by provider due to weather. I suppose to get money back from viator. I can not write review
Good Surfing Lesson!
Mitchell_D, Aug 2023
Good intro to surfing at a time when the waves aren't at full strength. Would recommend to wear a wet shirt as the surfboards are foam.
it’s was an awesome...
David_G, Jul 2023
it’s was an awesome experience for a first timer. And surfing at the capital of surfing is such a cool thing
Beginner Surfing Lesson
Larry_A, Apr 2023
Henry did an awesome job of showing us the basics and the helping us out in the surf. He’s a great teacher who enjoys what he does.
North Shore Surf Lesson
Sara_C, Apr 2023
Henry was absolutely awesome! 🤙🏼 He was a great teacher and fun guy. We had a blast! Highly recommend!
Love the North Shore!
Louie_D, Apr 2023
Amazing experience-- smaller group allowed for more 1 on 1 instruction. Henry was an awesome instructor and got us all standing up in no time. The North Shore was beautiful. While paddling out, we had the a couple sea turtles swimming along side us. Everyone made us feel very welcome. Will definitely be back again
Excellent time!!
Sarah_D, Feb 2023
Ton of fun. Instructor was very nice, knowledgeable and patient. I caught all but one wave I tried. I had a blast.
Such a good purchase
Danielle_E, Feb 2023
Our surf instructor was very good. Definitely made the experience. He taught us everything on the shore and then coached us 1 on 1 in the water. I left the experience wanting to rent a board and surf for the rest of my trip. This lesson was so worth it.
Robert_R, Dec 2022
I had a great time learning how to surf. The instructor Henry was great and I was able to stand up my first try. I would highly recommend Surf and Sea Surf lessons.
Great day in the North Shore
Karen_G, Dec 2022
Great day! Even in a high surf advisory, I had a great time and was able to get up a few times. I hope to get back to get another lesson.
That being said. Our instructor really taught us a lot in a short time.
June_R, Nov 2022
We signed up for a semi private lesson. It became a group lesson. My son has a disability and I was not the easiest learner either. Our Instructer was excellent with wonderful patience but it was not right or fair to put all 5 of us in that position.
We had a great...
Amanda_T, Nov 2022
We had a great experience! Our instructor was excellent and helpful. He was able to get us up on the board! We had a blast!
Sam-I-Am, the Green Egg, and the Ham
Harley_W, Oct 2022
Sam was the absolute best instructor. It was our first time surfing (her first time in the ocean). And Sam was knowledgeable, explained things well, and most of all was patient and understanding. It was a wonderful experience.
Awesome first steps into the surfing world
Benedict_H, Sep 2022
I had a really cool experience and caught plenty of waves and was even able to stand at the end which was not too bad for my first surfing experience ever :) Sam was a very good teacher and always had useful tips on what I could improve. Would absolutely recommend this tour for everyone who wants to surf for the first time. It certainly wasn‘t my last time on a surfboard!
Fun and Great Workout
Oscar_S, Sep 2022
Henry was a great instructor and we really enjoyed our time learning how to surf. It definitely took a lot more energy than we expected, even being fit people. My only recommendation is to have some water or other refreshments like Powerade ready for surfers afterward. We were exhausted and that would’ve been a nice touch considering the price. But otherwise, loved our experience.
Great experience
Elvis_B, Aug 2022
We had a great time learning how to surf, it was an exhilarating experience, to say the least. Our instructor was very knowledgeable and sensitive to our being absolute novices, which put us completely at ease. We loved it so much, that we plan on doing it again really soon! Thank you for everything, and for those of you who are reading this, don't forget to put on lots of sun block (behind the knees because you will be laying on the board!).
North shore surfing lesson
Spencer_M, Aug 2022
The north shore was beautiful and Henry was an awesome instructor! Would definitely come back again.
Awesome lessons!
Joy_K, Aug 2022
Sam was an excellent instructor! He was patient with our children (17 yo and 12 yo) who were first-time surfers. They had so much fun and even caught a few waves. Thanks for the great, memorable experience!
Awesome time! Don't forget to use sunscreen on the back of your legs!!
Amber_R, Jul 2022
Our instructor was chill and easy going. He went over the basics on the beacg for about 10 minutes. The rest of the time we were in the water. Having no previous surfing experience I could have used a bit more explanation on certain things but didn't know I needed it until I was on the water. At the end of the lesson, we saw two sea turtles swimming at the shoreline. That was awesome!
Learning to surf was a...
Stephen_M, May 2022
Learning to surf was a lot harder than I thought it would be but our instructor Sam was really patient and knowledgeable. It was a lot of fun learning to surf with him. I'm hoping to get the basics down and get his help eventually with some intermediate lessons.

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