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Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island

Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    8
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6323SURF
Important information
Inclusions
  • Use of all necessary equipment
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 78-6685 Ali‘i Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA Kahalu’u Bay Surf & Sea 78-6685 Ali’i Dr., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Available for ages 11 and up
  • Participant MUST know how to swim without the aid of a lifejacket
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Use of all necessary equipment
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink
Departure details
  • 78-6685 Ali‘i Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA Kahalu’u Bay Surf & Sea 78-6685 Ali’i Dr., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Available for ages 11 and up
  • Participant MUST know how to swim without the aid of a lifejacket
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
42 reviews
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Rebecca N
1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
The instructors were very good teachers and made us feel very safe out in the ocean! 2 hours was plenty of time for this lesson as it’s very tiring and they make sure you get as many waves as possible. This was also a little less expensive than other surf lessons in the area. Highly recommend doing your lesson here!
Written May 6, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Glenn S
Chicago, IL15 contributions
Life-long dream fulfilled today, to the credit of superb staff and instructors at Kahalu’u Bay Surf and Sea! I lucked out and was a solo sign-up for a group lesson and had personal treatment. Bob (the owner) was super kind and helpful in explaining the safety, etiquette, and basics. Then my instructor, Preston, took me down to the bay and was helpful and patient in walking me through the basics again. After several attempts and 5-second rides, Preston was able to give me helpful pointers about my stance and ways to correct. By the end of the lesson I was able to catch waves pretty much on my own, have longer rides, and had confidence to move past the beginner stage. Definitely hooked now! Looking forward to checking out the photos from konasurfphotos.com later tonight. Big THANK YOU to Preston and Bob for an awesome experience!!
Written December 20, 2021
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Emily J
1 contribution
Nov 2020
We had a group of 6 friends with three surf instructors for our small group lessons and it was one of the highlights of our trip! The instructors were all amazing, attentive, made everyone feel so comfortable. Every single one of us ended up being able to stand up by the end! We also had two friends drop their surf lesson the day of and it wasn't a problem, Ben refunded us immediately. I highly highly recommend this surf lesson for everyone!!!
Written December 2, 2020
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Melody S
Edgewood, WA123 contributions
My 15 year old son and I thoroughly enjoyed our surfing experience. Corey and Mike were incredible teachers. They were patient, encouraging, and shared their love and passion for surfing with us. If you want to learn to surf, this is the place to go on the Big Island.
Written December 18, 2020
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Julie N
Severna Park, MD26 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
My 11 year old has been dreaming of this day since she found out we were coming to Hawai’i and it did not disappoint. The instructors were fun, knowledgeable, and supportive and she had a blast out there riding the waves on her first time surfing. There were several surf schools out in this same area but I think the quality of instruction she received was superior to what I overheard from the others. Highly recommended!
Written April 13, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

BoardingPass787227
1 contribution
Feb 2020
Did the lesson with my 11 year old son; it was a great intro into for anyone wanting to try surfing. The staff were both professional and very laid-back friendly, exactly the way you would imagine seasoned surfers to be. They showed us the basics and then got us out on the water. Low and behold, my son was the first to stand up on his board! But after that, everyone was surfing, and more importantly, having fun trying.

Strongly recommend this company for at least one of your many adventures while in Hawaii.
Written February 26, 2020
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Traveldoc14
Morrison, CO34 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
This is the second time we have taken ski lessons from this company. We took a semi private lesson with just my daughter and husband. They are great with kids, very patient, and safe. My daughter and husband had a great lesson. Thanks guys!
Written October 13, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Aloha Traveldoc14, thanks for the nice review. We are glad your husband and daughter had fun on their semi private "ski lesson?". Never heard ski used as slang for surfing but hey I guess you learn something new every day ;-). Anyway we appreciate your continued business and hope to see you again. Mahalo nui loa
Written October 13, 2018
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Lyne F
2 contributions
Feb 2020
Amazing experience. Ben and Tyler made us feel very comfortable and were super positive in encouraging us during the entire lesson. Would highly recommend!!
Written February 19, 2020
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Barry Fowler
Windsor, Canada129 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
My friend Christy and I lucked out by getting Suzie as our instructor. She was fun, enthusiastic and patient both on land and the surf. After a couple of tries we were surfing!

From zero to doing it in under two hours.

Afterwards we enjoyed a long nap as we were both completely exhausted from all of the paddling.
Written January 27, 2019
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Aloha BarryFowler, thanks for the awesome review! We are happy to hear you and your friend found your instructor so helpful and were able to catch waves so quickly. Thanks for sharing your surf photos with us too. It looks like the photographer got some really good ones! Mahalo nui loa, Ben
Written January 28, 2019
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Doug E
Rehoboth Beach, DE113 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
Our 16 and 13 year old daughters have a lot of beach swimming, boogie boarding, paddle boarding, etc. experience but had never surfed before. Kahaluu was the perfect first lesson for them. It was a 2 hour, very hands on experience and the instructors were great! Kids had a blast and now they want to take up surfing next summer. Would definitely recommend Kahaluu if you'll be on the big island.
Written January 2, 2019
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Aloha douge629, thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are glad your daughters had such a fun time surfing with us and now want to take up surfing full time. It looks like surfboards will the on the top of the list for birthdays and Christmas now, hahaha. If your daughters ever need any advice or tips while surfing on their own this summer, please feel free to contact us and we would be happy to talk surfing with them. Mahalo and Happy New Year!
Written January 3, 2019
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