Surfing - Semi-Private Lessons - Waikiki, Oahu

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Oahu Semi Private Surf Lessons with a Private Instructor from Waikiki

From $104.71

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


Learn to surf on Waikiki Beach. Travel to the beach in an air-conditioned Mercedes Benz van and then participate in a brief a safety training and learn the basics of popping up and balancing before jumping in the water. Get one-on-one instruction and learn surfing essentials with a team of experienced teachers. This 2-hour semi-private lesson includes the use of all gear, and the option to purchase professional photos, videos taken during the day, and surfing swag if you choose.
  • Learn to surf on a 2-hour, semi-private lesson on Waikiki Beach
  • All levels are welcome and lessons are customized to your skill and experience
  • Learn the basics and enjoy use of all surf gear, and see professional photos and videos of the day
  • Convenient round-trip transportation from select Waikiki hotels and other locations

What's Included

  • Professional instructor
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • All necessary equipment including rashguard, reef shoes, and surfboard
  • A safe place to store your belongings
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available for purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • 2552 Kalākaua Ave
    2552 Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

    Your pick up or meet at instructions will be emailed to you directly from Ohana Surf Project at least 24 hours before your lesson time.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We offer free pickup from Waikiki from our four standard pickup locations 10-45 minutes prior to your lesson time: (1) Ilikai Hotel (2) Ambassador Hotel (3) Don Ho Lane Van Depot (4) Hyatt Regency For customers staying at the Ala Moana Hotel, Hale Koa Hotel, Kahala Hotel and Resort, The Ritz Carlton or The Trump Hotel, we may be able to arrange a special pickup closer to the hotel with a notification call or email at least 24 hours in advance. If either the customer or accompanying guest has a handicap or injury and needs to arrange a special pickup, please call or email us with 24 hours notice and we are more than happy to come directly to your hotel.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 2 participant minimum required to book. Participants must be 13 or older and able to swim.
  • If any participants cannot swim, please advise the staff ahead of time as a private lesson may be required.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • If any participants have medical conditions or injuries, please advise the staff ahead of time
  • If you are prone to seasickness, you may want to take a remedy you are accustomed to using before the lesson (talk to your doctor for recommendations).
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • These lessons are a ratio of 1 instructor for 2 participants.
  • Please come prepared for the lesson by wearing your bathing suit, bringing a towel, and making sure to apply sunscreen ahead of time.
  • All of our written materials are also available in Spanish, Japanese, Korean and Chinese. We will do our best to accommodate, but cannot guarantee, Japanese, Korean, Spanish or Chinese speaking-instructors without enough advance notice.
  • Complimentary transportation is available from select locations in Waikiki. Exact pick-up location and time will be emailed to you by the supplier. If you do not receive these details 24 hours prior to your lesson, please contact Ohana Surf Project.
  • 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.

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108 reviews
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Great way to experience Surfing
jonny_T, Oct 2023
Me and my Wife did this. Had an Amazing morning. We are both not the strongest swimmer's and have never surfed before(both coming from the uk). Found the whole set up very good. I would suggest doing the 2 hour lessons because I think an hour is not long enough. We found the instructors very good and very patient with the whole group. We had Damien and Chelsea. Would reccomed to people.
Awesome Day! Awesome Staff!
Chrisara_S, Sep 2023
This was an awesome experience! From communication before the event to the photos after, it was very smooth. Our Instructor, Mark, was the best! He was very attentive and wanted my husband and I to catch as many waves as possible during the 2 hours. If we got a little tired from paddling, he would help pull us out to the surf for the next wave. This day was definitely a highlight of our trip!
First surf experience
Austin_W, Aug 2023
The instructors are all amazing and splitting into small groups per instructor made it very easy for a one on one feel. Great price for pictures and videos! Would definitely go again!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you so much!! It was a pleasure teaching the two of you! We look forward to surfing with you next time. A big mahalo to you and the family. Aloha from all of us!
Great experience!
Brenda_T, Jul 2023
Haley, Lawson and Aiden had a wonderful experience. Instructor Miguel had them up on the board quickly. We look forward to receiving videos!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
It was a pleasure teaching them! We look forward to surfing with you all again next time. A big mahalo to you and the family. Aloha from all of the team!!
Very nice activity
Clementine_M, Jul 2023
Very nice lesson, it was our first time surfing and we had a great time! I recommend it! Instructors are great!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you so much for surfing with us and sharing your experience! It was truly a pleasure to surf with you, and we hope to see you again soon! Lots of aloha from the ‘Ohana team!
Best time ever!
May_C, Jul 2023
It was an awesome experience. Our Instructors was great and fun. I definitely recommend doing this fun activity.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We loved teaching you, and we’re so glad to help you improve your surfing skills! Keep going, and come back to see us soon! Lots of aloha from the OSP crew!
KMW, Jul 2023
We were trained well for a safe experience. The staff was well experienced. We had a lot of fun. Romeo was a great and friendly teacher.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you so much for surfing with us and sharing your experience! We hope to see you again soon! Lots of aloha from the ‘Ohana team!
David_S, Jun 2023
Great 2-hour surfing lesson in Waikiki! Keola was an awesome coach! They picked us up close to our hotel and the whole process of a quick safety video and then straight into the water to surf was very smooth.
Surf Private Lesson
Lisa_R, Jun 2023
Incredible experience!! Great staff that was friendly and incredibly knowledgeable! Private lesson is the way to go hands down!
Best Surf Lesson
Deborah_F, Jun 2023
What a great time we had. The instructor was very thorough with what to do and we even stood up on the boards for 10 seconds! He said that was great.
Christine_B, Jun 2023
The team at Ohana surf, simply the best! From beginnning to end, the team prepped, instructed, and video taped beautifully.
So Amazing.
Jeff_B, May 2023
So fun but I have never been so exhausted either!! Good news was they helped paddle me out a few times when my arms didn’t want to move anymore. I did great and accomplished my goal. My kids of course did amazing and are surfing non stop now. Mark and Elle love to you both for all of your extra help getting me out to surf and the best encouragement ever!!!
Get ready for a great time !
Scott_D, May 2023
TON of fun with a great team of people to make sure you enjoy yourself ! Thanks to Rome, Sophie, Alana, Cole, & Jamie ! Y’all rock !!!
Awesome Fun!
Hugh_H, Apr 2023
Excellent setup, really easy to get to and overall an amazing experience! Jacob our instructor was really good. Would highly recommend.
Amazing vacation activity
sherry_m, Apr 2023
The lessons were for my twin grandchildren. They were very excited about taking the lessons and had a fantastic time, a highlight of their time in Hawaii!
Great experience!
Heather_T, Apr 2023
Great staff. Super friendly and knowledgeable. Got some great surfing in over two hours and it was our first time. They also take lots of pics and video for you, so lots of potential souvenirs as well.
Great way to start a vacation
Kevin_N, Apr 2023
A great way to start your vacation. This was the first thing we did and had a blast. They take the time to make sure everyone is comfortable and knows what to do especially for beginners
Great first time surfing experience
Chad_H, Apr 2023
We had great instructors. My kids had a blast. We had 3 teenagers so by the end, they wished they could be in bigger waves, but overall it was such a fun experience for everyone
Evan was an awsome...
Matthew_M, Mar 2023
Evan was an awsome instructor. Kids has so much fun surfing for the first time. A great experience overall.
It was a good experience...
SoYoung_L, Dec 2022
It was a good experience & helpful staff. Even without much swimming experience, they tried to maintain safe practice.

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