Surf Lessons on the North Shore of Oahu

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Surf lessons and free turtle tours

From $95.00

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


Enjoy a 2-hour surfing lesson with an experienced guide who is also a professional lifeguard in Hawaii. Learn to read the surf and ride the waves during a lesson that includes instruction on the beach followed by practice in the warm waters of Oahu’s North Shore. This family-friendly experience provides plenty of customized attention and fun, along with the chance to view the sea turtles that are commonly found in this area.
  • 2-hour surfing lesson on Oahu’s North Shore
  • Practice the basics on the beach before hitting the water
  • Try out the surf techniques in conditions suitable for beginners
  • Enjoy a customized surfing lesson and individual attention
  • Keep an eye out for sea turtles in the warm waters of the North Shore

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Surf Board, rash guard and leash rental
  • free turtle tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • O‘ahu
    O‘ahu, Hawaii, USA

    We surf on the beautiful secluded north east side of the island. If your coming from the west side or the Waikiki side plz take the H-3 freeway around the island down to the east side and to this address. 53-360 Kamehameha Hwy Haaula Hi 96717. From the north shore, Drive a little further east.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Supplier requires reconfirmation by phone 24 hours prior to tour date
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 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

Training on beach for the first 15 minutes, which is essential and off they went into the water.
The kids said it was their favorite part of our trip - would 100% recommend!


202 reviews
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Such great teachers!
Kristen_C, Sep 2023
Andy and Matt were amazing teachers and were fantastic with my 3 children. My kids were up on their surfboards and having the time of their lives within 30 mins :) My husband and I had a blast as well! Suzy was delightful and gave us great ideas for additional things to do on the North Shore. And Luna (the dog) was just the sweetest. Thank you for such a wonderful, memorable experience that we’ll remember forever!
Well worth the knowledge!
Agnes_K, Sep 2023
Great lessons for first timers! Andy was our instructor. Very cool personality, but also got great knowledge for the basics of surfing from him. And felt safe the whole time. Made changes to surf location due to better conditions, and it went well!
Riding waves in Hawaii
Adam_S, Sep 2023
This was such a cool experience. We surfed in Hawaii!!! Messages received Day before to organise everything. Meeting Andy was easy and he was so good with my wife and I. In no time we were catching waves. Also great it was just the 2 of us so all the focus was on our needs. A must whilst in Oahu
Best surfing
Shannon_M, Sep 2023
Excellent location paired with a kind and patient instructor! I can’t say enough good things about this business. I had an absolute blast and caught some waves. Andy was great and everyone out in the water was awesome!
Super Friendly and Encouraging
Kimarie_F, Aug 2023
Suzy was wonderful! Very friendly, and knowledgeable. Gave us great recommendations on other spots to surf/paddle board too.
Best Experience
BAIRD_G, Jul 2023
Surfing lessons with Andy were crazy fun. He is a great teacher with an attitude of super fun. He got us crazy about surfing. All positive experience!
Great Energy & Great People
Cassandra_S, Jul 2023
We had an amazing time learning how to surf with Sunset Suzy Surf School. Suzy and Andy are excellent instructors.. extremely friendly and accommodating, patient, and happy to share their love and knowledge of surfing. Great energy & great people! Mahalo!!
Great lessons from...
Ashley_C, May 2023
Great lessons from encouraging instructors on a beautiful beach. A huge bonus was surfing among turtles!
Highly recommend!!
Kassadee_H, Apr 2023
Sunset Suzy provided us the best surfing experience. It was our first time, but we picked up pretty quick! We were able to catch multiple waves. We did the 2 hour lessons and that was plenty! We are both physically active people and we were exhausted by the end of it! Suzy had great communication with us prior to the lesson!
Sunset Suzy and Team Are The Best!
Terri_B, Mar 2023
Suzy, Matt and Santi were awesome instructors! We had the most fun ever. They were very helpful and knowledgeable about surfing and made the experience unforgettable! Happy to have met them! The Bryant Family
Surfs up!
Misty_S, Feb 2023
Zory was great and pushed us right onto the waves. Great first time surfing experience. Quick beach training and right into the water for 8am surf sesh.
Our instructor the basics...
Brandon_D, Feb 2023
Our instructor the basics and had a good attitude throughout. I was able to ride some waves for the first time. The location and atmosphere was perfect.
Amazing time and would highly recommend!
Jaria_J, Dec 2022
Was an amazing experience, Suzy was so attentive and made sure we felt safe. We ended up going out to the higher waves and had a blast! Would highly recommend and the private lesson was top-notch as well.
Hawaii Supreme
Wendy_D, Nov 2022
Watching my daughter and grandson do something they have never done before and when they finished they said it was the highlight of their whole week spent in Hawaii was very satisfying. Suzy was the best and got these two up on their first and second try respectively. I would highly recommend this activity for everyone whether old or young.
We had an awesome...
Olivia_M, Sep 2022
We had an awesome experience with Zory! We both tried surfing for the first time, and she made the experience great! She was there guiding us and helping us catch each wave!
Great private lesson
Tanner_K, Aug 2022
It’s shallow water which was great for us newcomers. Andy did a great job teaching us and correcting our mistakes. It’s nice because it’s away from crowds and the waves started to pick up by the end of the lesson which made the last few more fun. The only thing I wish I knew beforehand was that this spot has a lot of rocks but if you don’t have equipment they provide reef shoes. Overall, it was plenty long and we were tired afterwards and had a lot of fun.
Fun experience!
Rebecca_K, Jul 2022
Suzy’s team was so friendly and awesome! Andy was the instructor and really gave great advice to the teens. Both were up and trying tricks in the first 30 minutes. Andy was knowledgeable and so kind. Jon, the photographer got great pictures! Matt was there too, instructing smaller kids and is so patient and friendly too! Suzy was easy to communicate with. Great experience. The teens LOVED it!!!
Surfs up!
Colin_G, Jul 2022
Suzy and her team were great working with my daughter and her friend on a semi private lesson. They had a blast and would definitely want to do it again. Suzy was also very accommodating with being a boogie board to occupy one of the other kids in the group not taking surf lessons. Thanks Suzy!!
So much fun!
Makayla_M, Jul 2022
Zory was amazing. She made us so comfortable and made us laugh the entire time. She made sure we were safe and she was very encouraging the whole time. Awesome experience!!
It was fun. Zory was...
Yi_F, Jun 2022
It was fun. Zory was patient and very welcoming. Had a good lesson for beginners like me. Wish we had more time in Hawaii to take more lessons.

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