Surfing - 1 on 1 Private Lessons - Waikiki, Oahu

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Surf Lessons

From $130.89

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


During your Oahu vacation, enjoy a comprehensive 2-hour surfing lesson near Waikiki with a private instructor. Your professional surfing instructor provides instruction and equipment fittings in the comfort of the deluxe Mercedes van. When ready, hit the beach for a short lesson on land followed by further instruction in the water. Learn to paddle out and stand up on the board, or take your surfing skills to the next level if you know the basics. Photos and video are available for purchase, and hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Private Waikiki surfing tour
  • Perfect for all ages and skill levels
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Family friendly
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges, and service fees included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

What's Included

  • Professional instructor
  • Transportation to and from designated meetings spots in Waikiki, and certain hotels outside of Waikiki. Exact pickup location and time will be emailed to you by the supplier
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • A safe place to store your belongings
  • All necessary equipment including rash guard, reef shoes, and surfboard
  • 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
  • A private lesson can accommodate any age or skill level.
  • If any participants have medical conditions or injuries please advise the staff ahead of time
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please come prepared for the lesson by wearing your bathing suit, bringing a towel, and making sure to apply sunscreen ahead of time
  • Stroller accessible
  • 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
  • If you are prone to seasickness, you may want to take a remedy you are accustomed to using about an hour before the lesson (talk to your doctor for recommendations).
  • 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 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.

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115 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Super surf lesson
Linda_M, Sep 2023
Great experience with an awesome staff. Made the whole experience amazing. Highly recommended. Definitely recommend the individual lesson to get the most out of your time.
ChayaZiv_Z, Aug 2023
the 2 hour private lesson was worth it. It was the kids first time surfing they did very well and loved it.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Mahalo Chaya!! They did amazing! We hope they continue to surf and come back to see us in the future! Lots of aloha from the OSP crew!
Great experience!
Janette_K, Aug 2023
This was a very organized experience, with a great group of dedicated instructors. Ethan was awesome!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Big mahalo for surfing with us and sharing your experience! We can’t wait until we get to see more and more of you! Oodles of aloha from all of us!
Would definitely do again!
Sarah_W, Aug 2023
My kids had a blast at their surfing lesson. We did two lessons and all of the instructors were excellent and encouraging. The company was very well organized. Would definitely recommend!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We loved teaching your kids, and we’re so glad to help them improve their surfing skills! Come back to see us soon! Lots of aloha from the OSP crew!
Surf lessons.
Mitzi_H, Jul 2023
My daughter has a great time learning how to surf and her instructor was fantastic. My only regret is that I forgot to go back and get the picture that they took of her. 😞
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Big mahalo!! We can’t wait until we get to see more and more of you and your daughter! Always a pleasure. Oodles of aloha from all of us!
Surfing success
Lenora_F, Jul 2023
Excellent one on one instruction. The entire staff were great and helpful as well as encouraging. Safety was always important.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you for the kind words! We hope Gabe and Alicia had an amazing time! Lots of aloha from the OSP team!!
Awesome Experience
Luce_B, Jul 2023
I had a 1 on 1 private lesson with Damian and it was worth every penny. It was my first surfing lesson and Damian was so nice and helpful, i would definetly do it again. The experience was perfectly organized and everybody in the staff was friendly, kind and helpful. The feeling to ride a wave is incredible and super fun. I would recommend the experience to everybody. Mahalo and Aloha to the crew.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, Luce! 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 team!
Fabulous surfing school
JOANN_M, Jun 2023
6.15.23 The Ohana Surf Project introduction to surfing was very well organized. Good transportation was arranged, safety orientation was conducted, and all necessary gear (sun shirts), and equipment (surf boards) were tailored for each and every student. Lessons were adjusted for each learner….novice through experienced surfer. This is a rigorous, well organized two hour lesson at a Waikiki beach. Every single student was successful! This is an amazing accomplishment for students and teachers alike! I highly recommend this activity if you really was to acquire the skills you need to go surfing! Very well done! Mahalo JoAnn Mayo
Awesome experience!!!
Jennifer_H, Jun 2023
We did the private lessons since we had our 10 year old with us. Super awesome! Highly recommend this experience!! They made us feel safe the whole time!
Awesome two hours with...
Robin_R, Jun 2023
Awesome two hours with friendly staff. Felt like a pro after session. Tons of fun! Great tips and advice. Def best experience in Oahu!
My Surfing Experience
Jamie_C, Jun 2023
K was great just would like the pictures I purchased. He also would make sure I learned from ever wave I got. Super good!
Surfing USA
LaRita_B, Jun 2023
Great surfing experience. Safety briefing and instructions were a little brief but I guess doing it might be more helpful than talking. I took my 6 year son and he said he had the best time ever and wanted to go back the next day I booked private 1 on 1 for 2 hours but got tired and a little seasick towards 1.5 hr mark. Was able to ride the waves a few times and so did son. They took great pics for us on go pro.
Awesome first time surfing experience!
Kristin_N, Jun 2023
As a first time surfer at age 52, I was a little nervous. Alana was very helpful in teaching the basics. With every wave she helped me to improve! Was very proud when I was able to stay upon several runs! Alana was very encouraging and celebrated with me when I did well! Very happy with my experience!
Just do it.
Christi_C, May 2023
1/1 private lessons with teens. Both got up on their boards as first timers, had a blast. Thank you. Highly recommend!
Relaxing experience
Victor_M, May 2023
Saw a big turtle all of it was beautiful and memorable was exhilarating was my first time and I loved it
Awesome experience!
Julia_W, May 2023
Highly recommend booking with the Ohana Surf Project team. I had some questions and they were really quick to respond and answer them. Through the booking to having the lesson, there's a clear line of communication and organisation which was really appreciated. The day of my lesson was really smooth as well, I was picked up on time by the shuttle bus and dropped off on time. They also give you a box to store your things and have your gear picked out for you based off the sizes you sent earlier - that made things so much quicker. The lesson was awesome as well! The intro doesn't go for too long and the instructor makes it really clear and easy to understand. The actual surfing part is so, so much fun and is easy because the conditions in Hawaii are perfect for learning. Having a private lesson was nice because I was able to fit in more waves with the instructor and get some help with paddling out. I had an amazing time and I'll definitely book again next time I go back.
Excellent service
Carolyn_T, Apr 2023
This company provides an amazing experience. At the end of your day they have photos and videos you can purchase at extremely reasonable prices. Highly recommended
Must Book
Katie_D, Apr 2023
We had the best time! Instructors were wonderful and so encouraging. They set us up for success and made us feel safe in the water. Having a one on one instructor was such a game changer. This was definitely more of a workout than expected, but so worth it and fun!
Awesome experience
Joshua_b, Apr 2023
Amazing experience, a must do when here! Romeo and Matt were the nicest and patient teachers going. 10/10 🤙
And a wave we go
DougKerzner, Jan 2023
Getting up on the first wave was an awesome experience. The conditions were great and staff extremely excited to be in the water with us.

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