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Waikiki Beach: 1-Hour Surf Lesson for 2 People

1. Waikiki Beach: 1-Hour Surf Lesson for 2 People

Whether you’re a complete beginner or looking to perfect your existing skills, experience the thrill of catching a wave on your trip to Hawaii. In the company of a professional big-wave surfer, enjoy a 1-hour semi-private surfing lesson on the world-famous Waikiki Beach and benefit from the instructor's undivided attention on you and your partner. Waikiki's slow-breaking waves make it the perfect spot to learn how to surf and you are guaranteed to stand up by the end of your lesson. Kick off your lesson on the sandy shoreline where you’ll learn all the basics, as well as special techniques, so you can stand up on your board. After a few demonstrations, head into the water and let the fun begin. In the warm tropical waters, put your newfound skills to the test in the company of your instructor who will target areas to help enhance your technique and progress.

Oahu: Group Surfing Lesson in Waikiki Beach

2. Oahu: Group Surfing Lesson in Waikiki Beach

Join us for Surfer Girl Academy's most popular surf lesson. Get the best value for top-notch instruction and supervision from lifeguard-certified instructors. The group lesson pairs individuals in a ratio of no more than 4:1 for every surfer to surf instructor. The lesson is for those who simply want to feel the thrill of surfing. The lesson entails a 20-30 minute dry land instruction on the basics of surfing along with general ocean safety and directions on how to stand up on the surfboard properly. Actual water time will consist of over 70 minutes after the land instruction is complete.

Waikiki Beach: Private Surf Lesson

3. Waikiki Beach: Private Surf Lesson

Whether you’re a complete beginner or looking to perfect your existing skills, experience the thrill of catching a wave on your trip to Hawaii. In the company of a professional big-wave surfer, enjoy a 1-hour private surfing lesson on the world-famous Waikiki Beach. The location of the lesson has been specifically selected by your guide, as it provides some of the best waves in Oahu for beginner and intermediate surfers. Your lesson starts on the sandy shoreline where you’ll learn all the basics, as well as special techniques, so you can stand up on your board. After a few demonstrations, it’s time to head into the water where the real fun begins! In the warm tropical waters, put your newfound skills to the test in the company of your instructor who will target areas to help enhance your technique and progress. During your 1-hour session, you’ll receive the undivided attention of your instructor, which is the best way to build your surfing knowledge and confidence. As an added bonus, your surf lesson can be captured on camera so that you can share videos and photos of your experience with your family and friends (an additional video download fee applies).

Oahu: Surfing Lessons for 2 People

4. Oahu: Surfing Lessons for 2 People

Learn to surf in the warm Pacific waters of Oahu’s south shore. Enjoy a surfing lesson that keeps to a 2:1 ratio of students per surf instructor for a highly personalized experience. Enjoy fun-packed lessons for any couple that is looking for a thrilling surf session. Ideal for husband and wife, brothers and sisters, or just a couple of friends, the lesson entails a 20-30 minute dry land instruction on the basics of surfing along with general ocean safety and directions on how to stand up on the surfboard properly. Actual water time will consist of over 70 minutes after the land instruction is complete. The only surf school in Hawaii to be sponsored by Hurley, you will be kitted out with quality Hurley surf apparel, reef shoes, a surf leash, and a surfboard. All instructors are certified lifeguards and love to have fun. Experience a brilliant combination of technique, and the simple thrill of surfing the waves.

From Honolulu: 20 Exciting Sites North Shore of Oahu Tour

5. From Honolulu: 20 Exciting Sites North Shore of Oahu Tour

Explore the North Shore of Oahu on a guided tour from Honolulu. Visit one of the best surfing locations on the island, as well as drive through the historic town of Haleiwa, grab lunch, and explore the tide pools of the famous Shark's Cove. Start with pickup from your accommodation in Honolulu and drive towards the famous North Shore of Oahu. Head to Laniakea Beach where turtles can be seen basking in the sun and playing in the surf. Pass by, a couple of the best surfing beaches on the island, where you may spot pros riding the waves, during winter. Arrive at Shark's Cove, for lunch, beach, and tide pool exploring. This is one of the best beaches on the island with a variety of great food trucks. After lunch, then it's time to soak up the sun and hang out at the tide pools. Next, enjoy free coffee and Mac nut samples at the mac nut farm, where many local products can be purchased and enjoyed. Following that, see the Chinaman's Hat islet off the shore at Kualoa Beach Park, a popular photo opportunity. After some great coffee and Mac nuts, head through the East Shore of the island to see the highlights of the East shore including Koko Head, Lanai Lookout, Halona Blowhole, and Sandy's beach before heading back towards Honolulu, with drop-off at your accommodation.

Oahu: Private Surfing Lesson with Local Big Wave Surfer

6. Oahu: Private Surfing Lesson with Local Big Wave Surfer

Learn to surf on Oahu's North Shore with a private surfing lesson led by a local big wave rider. In a class suitable for all experience levels, you'll pick up tips and techniques from an expert and are guaranteed to catch some waves during your session. Meet your instructor at the beach in Haleiwa to start your lesson. Begin with a beach instruction and safety briefing, before learning how to correctly stand on your board and navigate the surf break. Pick up proper surf techniques and etiquette from a local big wave surfer and expert tube rider. Then it's time to head out onto the water and start catching some waves for yourself. You're guaranteed to get up and riding during your session, with personal feedback and guidance from your instructor.

Oahu: Kids Surfing Lesson in Waikiki Beach (up to 12)

7. Oahu: Kids Surfing Lesson in Waikiki Beach (up to 12)

Whether surfing is something the kids have been begging to try forever, or you simply want something to enhance their time on Oahu, this 2-hour surf lesson should be just the ticket. Available for “keiki” (Hawaiian for “child” or “little one”) aged between 4 and 12 years old, lessons are carried out by professional, patient surf instructors that provide young surfers with the optimal surf experience and the greatest level of care. Watch as the little ones accelerate their confidence, learning surfing tips and techniques via 1-on-1 instruction. All lessons include at least 20 minutes of beach technique, how to stand up your surfboard proper way, safety and etiquette instruction, and more than an hour of open-ocean instruction. You will leave with a Surfer Girl Academy original gift sticker and surf pictures service (optional) to remember the day your kid caught a break, and you can rest assured that the surf academy comes with the best customer service reputation in the industry.

Oahu: Private Surfing Lesson in Waikiki Beach

8. Oahu: Private Surfing Lesson in Waikiki Beach

Learn to surf with the Surfer Girl Academy in Honolulu, Hawaii. Get expert tuition from the only surf school in Hawaii to be sponsored by HURLEY. This is a great opportunity for students aged 13 and over who want to accelerate their learning under the guidance of a professional instructor. In these lessons, you are guaranteed to ride and catch waves while having the undivided attention of a pro. If surfing intrigues you but you don't know if you're cut out for it, Surfer Girl Academy is the place for you. Within no time, you will get comfortable and confident on a board.

From Waikiki: 2-Hour Beginner Group Surf Lesson

9. From Waikiki: 2-Hour Beginner Group Surf Lesson

Enjoy a fine little tour to a beautiful, uncrowded, beginner-friendly surf spot. Located just 1 mile outside of Waikiki away from the dangerous crowds, you will learn everything you need to know in order to surf. The tour begins with a quick 20 minute lesson on land and the rest of the time is spent in the water riding waves and having fun. The surf lesson includes an explanation of the the different materials used for this sport and safety techniques. Afterwards, choose the right equipment based on your personal skill level. Get the run down on surf etiquette and how to maneuver over crashing waves. After you are instructed on proper surf stance, you will be riding waves in no time!

Oahu: Complete Island Tour with Tropical Waterfall

10. Oahu: Complete Island Tour with Tropical Waterfall

The North Shore of O'ahu holds some of the most famous names with Waimea Bay, Haleiwa historic town, Banzai Pipeline, Sunset Beach and much more. Take a break from the touristy entertainment and see what the North Shore is all about. Join the North Shore Photo Tour as you travel the world famous North shore. Depending on the time of year you will be coming you will document the day's adventure looking for beautiful waves, clear waters, pristine beaches, pounding shore breaks, local daredevils, the green sea turtle, and much more. You will be taken to the Waimea waterfall and botanical garden. In this peaceful setting you will be able to photograph with the sounds of the forest and the cool breeze coming through the valley. Stop in the world famous historic Hale'iwa town for some local eats at the famous food trucks after exploring so many beautiful locations. You will walk away from this tour with great photographs of the North Shore and its way of life. Some say if you want to see Hawaii 50 years ago, head to the North Shore. After the food truck stop for lunch, stop in a few art galleries or surf shops for your enjoyment. Stroll through the town and peruse the art galleries and surf shops that some say reflect what Hawaii was like decades ago.

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What people are saying about Oahu

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4.6 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Incredible time surfing - it was my first time, but the instructors were super patient and made it very fun. There’s also a member of the team taking professional photos the entire time (for sale after) - so you’ll definitely get a good shot!

It was so good. Good instruction, long lesson, great pictures. They made it fun. Can’t wait to do it again on our next visit.

Super friendly and great surf lessons. A great experience. Many Thanks

Very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive to each surfer’s ability.

Nice equipment and the teacher was friendly and supportive