1.5-Hour Semi Private Surfing Lesson in Honolulu

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Private One on One Surfing Experience

From $120.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket


Learn to surf during your Hawaiian vacation with a private surf lesson in Honolulu. Bring your own group of up to three people for a lesson on the beach and in the ocean with your qualified instructor. Your lesson includes use of gear including surfboard and an in-depth lesson from your instructor.
  • Private surfing lesson in Honolulu
  • Learn to surf with up to three friends
  • Get started with surfing at a beach in Honolulu
  • Practice surfing moves on the sand before hitting the water
  • Choose from classes throughout the day
  • Includes use of surfboard and rash guard, and expert instructor

What's Included

  • All activities
  • Local instructor
  • Professional instructor
  • Private lessons
  • Surfboard
  • Rash Guard
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir t-shirts (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir rash guards (available to purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • OUTRIGGER Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
    2169 Kālia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

    Meet on the beach directly behind the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, and look for the 2 large square BLUE umbrellas. Please arrive 5 minutes before your lesson time.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • All participants must know how to swim
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Help us keep your children safe and please book anyone under 13 years old on a Private Lesson (required). Choose the same date/time and your group will still be able to surf together.
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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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58 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Great surf lesson and experience
jeshutes, Jun 2023
Had a great time with my son and was a first for each of us learning to surf. James was an excellent instructor and was very patient with us. I would not hesitate to use this company again and it was a great value!
Fantastic Experience for First Time Surfers!
shkilb, May 2023
We had an amazing lesson with Trevor of Gone Surfing! It was just my husband and I, and Trevor gave us a quick land lesson on the basics - how to paddle, how to stand up, common mistakes to avoid- and then we were off in the water! We were given a rash guard and a place to store our things, then had our boards strapped on and we went out to the water. Trevor helped carry out boards into the water (heavier than you think!!) and then helped paddle us out to where we surf (which is MUCH MUCH harder than you think) and then we got to surfing, which was easier than you think due to great instruction! Trevor had us surfing alone and together on multiple waves - I would guess we rode around 10 waves each? When we got back in, we got to see all of the great pics and videos Mackenzie took of us, and now have a great momento of a great afternoon ! definitely recommend a surfing lesson with Gone Surfing when you’re in Hawaii!
Our instructor was Nate,...
Juliana_M, May 2023
Our instructor was Nate, he was very nice. We were both very nervous and getting over fears today. He was very understanding and was easy going. It made it very easy to be comfortable and feel safe out there in the water. We both stood up on our boards and surfed. Just listen to the instructors and they will tell you everything you need to know! It was a great experience, and we both had a crazy adrenaline rush after wards. Totally recommend!
Great experience!
Tsai_C, Mar 2023
Our menor is Trevor, he is great and always encourages us for our surfing. Though the first time surfing, we can almost successfully stand up on the board! This is a great experience. We really recommend this surfing lesson!
Best Surf Lesson in Waikiki
LucyY_L, Jun 2022
Great experience. My son and I took a lesson together. Trevor was our surf coach and thoroughly taught skills and safety before going into the water. Jaden stored our belongings in a locker, and we had a great lesson. Totally recommend. Beautiful location .
Best way to learn how to surf!!
Ashleigh_L, May 2022
The best experience, highly recommended! This was my first time surfing and there was no better way to learn. Huge shoutout to Jarret for being the best instructor and making sure everyone caught waves.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Aloha Ashleigh, THANKS SO MUCH for the awesome review! We're super stoked to hear your first surfing experience was a great one! We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Jarrett, and hope to see you in the water again 🤙! Mahalo, The Crew
I f you go to Hawaii you have to try surfing
Linda_H, Mar 2022
Following an on-beach lesson we paddled out. The instructor waited for the right waves, gave us a push and we were off. All three of us were able to get up on the board and surf. It was great! Surfing uses a lot of muscles that you may not use in your daily life. I have a new level of respect for surfers.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Aloha Linda, THANKS SO MUCH for the review! And no doubt, surfing is a workout, yet so much fun! Hope to see you guys in the water again 🤙! Mahalo, The Crew
Surfs Up!
Kelsey_F, Dec 2021
SO MUCH FUN! Definitely the highlight of my trip here! Shawn was fun and we definitely caught some waves. 10/10
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Aloha Kelsey! AWESOME to hear you had so much fun, and we're honored to be the the highlight of your trip! Hope to see you in the water again 🤙. Mahalo, The Crew
Amazing first time surfing experience at sunset!
NurAsri, Dec 2021
My family had a wonderful private beginners lesson with Jason, our instructor. He was incredibly friendly and helpful and took all our fears and hesitations away immediately. It made learning how to surf enjoyable and much easier than we anticipated. We each got out to ride four waves each which is far more than we expected. Highly recommend Gone Surfing and their friendly staff (super helpful even with the rescheduling that had to occur with an overbooking conflict)!
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Aloha Nur, We love when families surf together! We're super stoked to hear you all felt at ease and caught not one, not two, but four waves each... what a rush! And THANK YOU SO MUCH for the review and kind words! Mahalo, The Crew
Great experience surfing in Honolulu
Chelsea_D, Nov 2021
We had a great time taking our first surfing lesson with Austin! He was patient, encouraging, and really showed us how to surf correctly. We also appreciated that he paddled us out to the ocean so we could save energy for the actual surfing! 10/10 would recommend! Chelsea
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Aloha Chelsea, MUCH MAHALOS for choosing and trusting us for your first surf lesson! We are super stoked to hear you had a great time! Austin is pretty great, and we commend our team for their ability to tow out our participants. The Crew
Great instructors
Sumit_G, Nov 2021
My kids, ages 14 and 15, took a private lesson with Trevor. He was fun and energetic and they had a fantastic time!
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Aloha, Super happy to hear your kids had a great time! Trevor loves passing on his knowledge and love of surf to the youth 🤙! Mahalo, The Crew
10/10 experience
Kayla_H, Oct 2021
Amazing experience surfing! It was my first time, and the instructors were very informative and patient. We actually were able to catch multiple waves!
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Mahalo Kayla for the review and for choosing us for your first surfing experience! We're super stoked to hear you had an amazing time and caught some waves. Hope to see you in the water again 🤙.
Zero experience. Now i can surf lol
Vanessa_N, Oct 2021
First time for my partner and I trying anything like this. We have zero experience but had such a great instructor. The hardest part is getting to the surfing spot/area. More than the actual surfing haha. Ive been recommending this to everyone i know!! Cant wait to try again!
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Aloha Vanessa, THANKS SO MUCH for the review! We love how no experience didn't stop you and your partner from trying out surfing. And YES, the swim out is a great workout for the arms... hehe! Hope to see you in the water again 🤙
I’m on a wave!
Kathryn_R, Oct 2021
It was awesome and Austin was a great instructor! Very helpful and patient with the 3 of us! Definitely would do this again!
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Mahalo Kathryn for the review! We agree, Austin is great! He really enjoys what he does because he gets to share his love for surfing Hope to see you in the water again 🤙
Highly recommend
Casey_L, Aug 2021
Great experience! The instructor was eficiente and to the point. We went from check in to actually surfing very quickly, which I appreciated.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Mahalo Casey for the review! We're super stoked to hear you had a great experience. We're fortunate to have a pretty awesome team! They have 15+ years of valuable knowledge and experience which they love sharing with others. Hope to see you in the water again 🤙
Highly Recommend
Audrey_H, Aug 2021
Such a friendly and enthusiastic team. We trusted our two teenagers to go alone with the instructor for surf lessons. This was their first surf lesson ever and they were already surfing. The instructor was so good. My kids told me that he was so attentive. Brought the pictures. They look great! Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Aloha, We love taking some groups and friends surfing. So glad they had a good time and felt safe. We hope to see them in the water again. Mahalo
Fantastic experience with a great and fun instructor!
Marc_R, Jul 2021
First time surfing experience with my daughter. Trevor was our instructor and was amazing. He helped us get up on the first try. Also had a photographer out there and got some great shots - and all very reasonably priced. I highly reccomend!
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Aloha Marc, We agree Trevor is amazing! I am glad you like the photos. We hope to see in the water again on your next vacation. Mahalo, Jojo
Excellent lesson!
David_M, Jul 2021
This lesson was the best and one of the highlights of our trip to Oahu! My daughter’s first time surfing and she loved it. Jojo was the instructor and she was excellent, informative and thorough. We got up many times and my daughter had the best time. Vicente was the photographer and he was absolutely awesome. He got so many good pics of us surfing. He got enough pics of my kid to choose which one I am going to frame and hang in the living room. I highly recommend them!
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Aloha David, STOKED! It was so great to meeting all of you! We love having families surf together. We'll pass on the kind words to Vicente. All the Best, Jojo
Best experience ever!
Mary_A, Jul 2021
It was all around amazing experience, James and Trevor were great! They did an amazing job teaching us all the ways of serfing!
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Aloha Mary, We agree, James and Trevor are pretty awesome! Hope to see you in the water again. Mahalo
Great experience!
Isaac_I, Jul 2021
The instructor was a great teacher and our 3 teens were up catching waves in no time! There was a short intro discussion and test followed by instructor led surfing, you won’t need anything else!
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Aloha Isaac, THANKS SO MUCH for your review, and it's so AWESOME to hear your teens were catching some waves! Our crew prides themselves on teaching techniques that set a great foundation, so by the end of the lesson, you'll be ridin' a wave 🤙. Mahalo!

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