Learn the art of surfing at an iconic location with this private, group surf lesson in Honolulu. Join your dedicated surf instructor and head to the beach to learn the safety protocols, ocean conditions, and basic techniques. Then, take to the water and try to catch your first wave while your instructor provides feedback.
Catch a wave on the famous shores of Hawaii
This lesson is suitable for those ages 13 and over
A private lesson means a personalized experience
Choose from several lesson times to suit your schedule
Meeting And Pickup
2161 Kālia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
We're on the oceanfront of the "Waikiki Shore" condominiums. Please call us if you need help finding our location (+1-808-517-5010).
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Not available for children under 13 years old
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
I had a great experience as a first-timer. Kailie, my surf instructor was amazing. She was patient and was just very nice. Enjoyed her instructions and her time.
My issue was with Viator. Wish they were clear when you sign up for a class for 1 person. I had to pay extra $$ because it was just me.
Nonetheless, thank you to Kailie for making my money worthwhile.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Awesome, patient & encouraging instructors
Vicki_C, Sep 2023
Joey & Tyler were amazing instructors, very patient & encouraging especially with an older unfit learner like myself. Am so happy I tried it as this was something I’d always wanted to do. Totally recommend this place for anyone.
Great tour, caught multiple waves as first timers!
Hannah_T, Sep 2023
Justice was a great teacher and we got to stand up on heaps of waves! Definitely would recommend this to everybody wanting to try surfing.
It would be better if the photos were included in the price, or you could ask them not to take them at the start of the experience instead of being guilt tripped to buy them at the end but the experience itself otherwise was fantastic.
It was a great time and...
Josh_S, Sep 2023
It was a great time and Chase was a great instructor, I was really glad we got paired with him! Paddling is hard and he did a great job of getting you set up for success.
48yr old guy learned to surf!!!
Robert_R, Aug 2023
Title says it all... From the Midwest, always wanted to try, never took advantage of my chances when I was younger. Eric was our instructor & it was everything they say it is the first time you stand up. So glad we booked here. The experience was amazing. If you're thinking about, this is the place to go!!!
Our instructor Jake was...
Maiga_K, Aug 2023
Our instructor Jake was very patient and helpful. Had a great time! For me it was first time to surf. Managed to ride 4 waves. Highly recommend!
Sharon_T, Aug 2023
My daughters and friends really enjoyed their first time surfing with Taylor. We would highly recommend Taylor as she was very hands on and worked really well to get everyone in the group up and on the board. Definitely enjoyed themselves!
Rachel_K, Jul 2023
This was such an awesome experience!! My husband and I had never been surfing before and felt comfortable right away thanks to our very kind and patient instructor, Chase. We both surfed multiple waves and even had a sea turtle swim by us a couple of times. I am so glad we did this. Highlight of our trip!
Jake was my son's surf...
Christine_N, Jul 2023
Jake was my son's surf instructor... He went over the rules with him and took him out to the sea to surf... My son came back and had a amazing fun time and was able to ride some waves. I highly recommend Stoke Drift for your surf lessons.
It was actually a 1-1...
Catty_L, Jul 2023
It was actually a 1-1 private lesson, so I had the instructor being around all the time, which was very helpful
Amazing experience! Me...
Ugaitz_B, Jul 2023
Amazing experience! Me and my brother did a surf lesson with Eric and it was a really great experience. I'll definitely be back here next time I visit Hawaii!
Eric is a great guy and really good instructor. It was my brother's first time and with Eric’s help we were able to catch quite a few waves from the beginning.
John_M, Jun 2023
My teenage daughter learned to surf in Waikiki….a once in a lifetime experience! She loved it and we felt safe and confident letting her do it!
Taylor is great
Charlie_C, Jun 2023
Taylor was the best ever
She took Care of my Girl friend and myself
She was able to get Her on a wave in no time
Dawn_V, Jun 2023
Absolutely enjoyable experience! Thank you for the lessons! Everyone was super friendly and supportive and I was able to get up several times.
It was so cool!
Emanuel_K, Jun 2023
The surf instructor was so nice and we had so much fun catching the waves. Someone made pictures and videos of us, which we buyed. Memories forever.
Highly recommend fantastic surf lessons
Ryan_H, Jun 2023
Excellent lesson for two teens with zero prior surfing experience. Instructor did a great job teaching on land until they got the hang of it then helped them get out and comfortable in the water. Both teens had multiple successful rides on their own and absolutely loved it. Both said it was the highlight of a 10 day Hawaiian vacation. Highly recommend.
Monica_E, Jun 2023
Our instructor Clair was awesome! She taught us well and was very encouraging! We each caught 3-4 waves and got up on our first and second try.
Joe_B, Jun 2023
Joey was our instructor and he was awesome. He taught us how to get up and had us surfing in no time.
Tyler_M, May 2023
Kalei was an incredible instructor, helping us get up on the board in no time! Be ready to paddle out to the wave location, but Kalei got us to the perfect spot to catch some awesome waves. Equipment was in great shape and the location was perfect on the beach. A photographer also took great pictures for purchase after the lesson, which came out great.
First time surfing and we stood up!!
Laura_P, May 2023
My husband and I decided to take surf lessons and we are so happy we did. Cason was such a great instructor. He was patient and gave us great tips and we both stood up on the board. I would highly recommend Stoke surfing.
10/10 surf experience
Andrew_D, May 2023
A genuinely friendly and enthusiastic teaching group - learned to surf in no time . Even got photographs and videos of the surf session