We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Surf HNL

1020 Auahi St., Building 4, Suite 4, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814 (Formerly Girls Who Surf) (Ala Moana - Kakaako)
+1 808-371-8917
Website
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
$83*
and up
95%
Ranked #27 of 350 Activities in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Have ever dreamed of you and your family surfing while on vacation in Hawaii? Get surfing today with our lessons at Surf HNL! We specialize in serving families and guests of Waikiki and Ko Olina, and those staying around Oahu. Each of our programs helps you access real open ocean surf. Surf HNL focuses on teaching: at uncrowded beaches, beginner surfers, intermediate surfers, athletes, children, families, and multi-lesson programs. Improve your performance and decrease the risk of injury with our fun and knowledgeable instructors. Advanced reservations are required.
Write a Review

133 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    116
    11
    2
    2
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Thank you Surf HNL and my instructor Katie for such an incredible experience. Ala Moana beach was the perfect destination to learn to surf, good waves and not crowded. Ended up having a private lesson which was perfect. Katie worked her magic and by the end of the hour I was catching and surfing waves on my own! Katie is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
SurfHNL, Surf Instructor at Surf HNL, responded to this review

Aloha Rachel! I appreciate your 5 star review! You were so much fun to surf with! Ala Moana beach is the perfect place to learn and you killed it out there! Looking like a natural surfer! I'm happy that I could have been apart of your surfing experience in Hawaii! Thank you again and if your every back in Hawaii... More

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

Katie was a fantastic instructor and managed to get me up on the board and surfing - a minor miracle! Great fun and utterly exhausting. I can't wait to do it again :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
SurfHNL, Surf Instructor at Surf HNL, responded to this review

Aloha Philippa!! I'm really excited to hear back from you! Thanks for the awesome review! Love the title!! I had a blast teaching you how to surf! You picked it up like a natural and stood up right away, improving on every wave! If you are ever back in Hawaii, give our shop a call and lets surf again!! BTW... More

Beaumont, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

All my 7 year old daughter wanted to do during our stay in Hawaii was surf. It was all she talked about. Surf HNL did wonderful with her! Katie took her right out and they spent the whole hour catching waves. She was able to stand and ride with help and loved every minute of it. She said it was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
SurfHNL, Surf Instructor at Surf HNL, responded to this review

Aloha Brittany!! Thanks for the great review! I am so glad your daughter had fun surfing with me! It means the world to me hearing that this was the best part of her trip! Soo raaddl!! She is absolutely an amazing child! Very athletic and full of energy. If your family comes back to Hawaii, I hope we can surf... More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My two children (8 & 9) had a 1 hour lesson with Will and Warren. These guys were great and my boys had the biggest smiles! Highly recommend for children lessons.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
nc
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
26 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We did the ko olin a site. Instructors were great,Just did the one hour but had plenty of surf time. We did group lessons for the adults/teens and private lessons for my little ones. Everyone had a great time and got up!!!..We did buy the go-pro video but it was not the greatest quality so your value may vary with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
SurfHNL, General Manager at Surf HNL, responded to this review

Aloha, We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time! We had a great time with you trying to learn how to surf. It was a great experience for the whole family! Mahalo for choosing Surf HNL to learn how to surf! More

Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was our first trip to Hawaii, and first attempt at surfing. We signed up my husband and our 8 year old daughter for private lessons at the Ko Olina location. It was a little hard to find, but not far from the Ko Olina resorts. I was shocked that within minutes, my 8yo was being paddled out into the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Western Massachusetts
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

As a return visitor to Hawai'i, it's almost impossible for me to do stuff that's not water/beach related so I decided to be brave and give stand-up paddleboarding a shot this time around and I'm glad I did. My sister and I decided to go with this company (formerly titled Girls Who Surf) because they had so many positive reviews... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
SurfHNL, General Manager at Surf HNL, responded to this review

Aloha, Thankyou so much for writing a positive review. We really appreciate the feedback. I'm glad you had a great time stand up paddling with Suzy. Stand UP Paddling is such an incredible experience, especially at a place like Ala Moana Beach. We really make it appoint to give a premium experience for all of our customers. Which includes branded... More

Newton, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

We wanted to try something new and decided on paddle boarding. Although none of us had ever done it before, we called found Surf HNL (Girls Who Surf) and were able to get an instructor to come to the ko olina area to take us. Tony chose a quiet beach nearby and was the best. He was patient with us... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
SurfHNL, General Manager at Surf HNL, responded to this review

Aloha, We appreciate you taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. I'm glad you were able to take in the picturesque view of the West Coast of Oahu. Not many people are able to see dolphins and turtles in their natural environment, but for you to see them while Stand UP Paddling is such an awesome experience. We... More

Long Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I recommend Surf HNL private lessons for anyone with children. My grandchildren (ages 9 & 11) are excellent swimmers but had never been surfing before and were a little nervous. The private lessons were great as both grandchildren had their own instructor who helped them to paddle out as well as a push to catch the waves. Both were standing... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
SurfHNL, Guest Relations Manager at Surf HNL, responded to this review

Aloha John, Private lessons are the best for kids ages 12 and under. We're so glad your grandchildren were stoked on their first surfing experience (and that they got over their nervousness)! We really appreciate you taking the time to write us a review. Mahalo! Chelsea Guest Relations More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Awesome! On my first trip to Honolulu, myself and a friend booked a private lesson with Surf HNL/Girls Who Surf. We found them online and they had great reviews, so we went with them. They called us the day before to confirm our pickup and time and location. Instructor Suzy picked us up at our Waikiki hotel right on time... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
SurfHNL, Guest Relations Manager at Surf HNL, responded to this review

Aloha Naomi, We're so glad you had an awesome time with surf instructor Suzy--she's definitely awesome--and Ala Moana is a beautiful beach. We hope you decide to surf with us again the next time you visit Oahu! Chelsea Guest Relations More

Travelers who viewed Surf HNL also viewed

 

Been to Surf HNL? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing