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Private Surf Lesson at Waikiki Beach provided by Big Wave Dave Surf Co

Private Surf Lesson at Waikiki Beach

Private Surf Lesson at Waikiki Beach
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About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • 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.
Available languages
Japanese, English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Japanese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Surfing Lessons on Waikiki Beach with certified instructor. Each lesson is 90 minutes long. Check in would start at our shop where we prepare you for the Ocean, and then we walk across the street to enter the water and start surfing.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8942P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Local guide
Exclusions
Gratuities • Rash Guard rental $5 • Lock rental $5 • Photography - with advance reservations
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
Big Wave Dave at Surf & Coffee, 226 Lewers St #154, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA Big Wave Dave Surf & Coffee CHECK IN - 20 minutes prior to lesson start time.
Inclusions
Local guide
Exclusions
Gratuities • Rash Guard rental $5 • Lock rental $5 • Photography - with advance reservations
Departure details
Big Wave Dave at Surf & Coffee, 226 Lewers St #154, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA Big Wave Dave Surf & Coffee CHECK IN - 20 minutes prior to lesson start time.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Popular mentions

5.0
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Arlene J
1 contribution
SPECTACULAR
Aug 2021
My kids had an amazing time catching the waves the other day. They shredded all the waves like pros thanks to Chris who helped teach them the ways, while keeping them comfortable and safe. I would highly recommend this to everyone. Amazing time. Money well spent. Thank you Chris for making my kids' first time surfing memorable.
Written August 11, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GT6
Wichita, KS289 contributions
Outstanding Private Surf Lesson
Jun 2021
My daughter and I took private surf lessons on Father’s Day while we were in Honolulu. Our instructors were Kevin and Josh. We got our on ground instruction and practice and then went right out. Kevin is the most energetic 60 year old you will ever find. Both Kevin and Josh were very knowledgeable and outstanding instructors. They did a great job telling us when to start paddling and once you felt the wave take you, your practice takes over and the rest is history. I read reviews of other places offering “private” lessons but ended up not being private or didn’t offer the same amount of time as group lessons. I can tell you, these were private lessons with one on one instruction. You can surf or try surfing as much as your endurance will allow. We couldn’t have been happier with Josh and Kevin. Thank you for making this a most memorable Father’s Day with my daughter.
Written June 22, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sahra S
San Francisco, CA300 contributions
Great, Understanding Team
May 2021
I had such a great morning with my surf guide! I had found Big Wave Dave via AirBnB but called ahead to schedule a one-on-one for a semi-advanced surfer like myself. We went over the basics and assessed my skill level then went out! I loved that my guide took my experience and comfort level into consideration and helped me work on some new skills and tricks.
Written June 8, 2021
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Melanie Kahovec
1 contribution
First time surfing
Feb 2020 • Family
We had the best time at our private surf lessons. The instructors were so good! Thanks for an amazing time!
Written February 14, 2020
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Saska006
Ljubljana, Slovenia24 contributions
Great staff, amazing surfing
Jan 2020 • Family
My son is 7 and he wanted to ride the waves. And with Josh at his side, he did it! Almost at once. I was so amazed, that I needed to try it as well. Josh sad: No problem mom, we will get you up. And he did. I was surfing! At age of 45, for the 1st time in my life, I was riding the waves...

It is important who you choose. We were there with friends whi tried it before with two other schools. They finished with Dave. That tells a lot!
Also, they use a spot that is not so crowdy. Abd check with them at what time of the day waves are the best. In our case was the morning...

Owners are there almost all the time. All of them friendly and accomodating...

Additionaly they have cosy coffee shop, whith great coffee and tasty snacks.

So, my recommendation: call Dave!

Dave and the team: all the best and thank you again for unforgetable experience.
Written January 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chey B
7 contributions
Amazing experience! Great enthusiastic teachers
I was able to convince my wife to join me in taking a first lesson in surfing. Via instructors Paul and Lee, we had an awesome experience at Waikiki beach. It was truly the best!
Highly recommend these 2 instructors who are dedicated, skilled and cool guys.
Written December 30, 2019
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StingrayStrong
7 contributions
Private Surf Lesson
Sep 2019 • Solo
Big Wave Dave has quite the operation going with his surf shop, instructors/ employees and cafe. Super nice guy. Had private lesson with uncle Mike, he’ll stay until you get tired over 40 years of surfing. The only negative about the place is, it isn’t quite on the beach so bring sandals to walk over.
Written September 1, 2019
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Keeno123
Watford, UK29 contributions
Great instructors and lovely people
Aug 2019 • Family
We are in Waikiki for a week and before we got here, decided to book the kids (teenagers) a private lesson each. They have only surfed once before, in Maui, so we weren’t sure if they would enjoy it or remember how.

The instructors are amazing, teaching the kids the quick and easy steps to standing up. After 90 mins, the kids were knackered and had done loads. Thanks to Paul and Johnny (instructors) and to Jess for some awesome pictures.
Written August 11, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LAH580
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
Best place to learn to surf in Waikiki
Jul 2019 • Solo
This was my second trip surfing with Big Wave Dave, I always start off with a group lesson when I come to Waikiki. That’s how I met first Alika, my favourite instructor. I’ve surfed with several BWD instructors, I’ve done group/semi-private/private’s, they’re all great teachers. Alika holds a special place in my heart, he’s got a great Aloha spirit and helps you learn to get better at surfing. I learned to turn with him after many visits trying to master the skill, and he challenges and helps me to figure out what I’m doing wrong so I can improve. I may not be a great surfer, but no one loves it more! BWD has now moved to the Embassy Suites on Lewers St, they have a coffee shop there now. The photographers are great as well. Lovely people all - highly recommend!
Written July 4, 2019
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Anna
Kuusamo, Finland2 contributions
Uncle Kev is the man!
Jul 2019 • Solo
I enjoyed my first lesson with Kevin so much that I came back a second day. The whole staff at Big Wave Dave's are friendly and helpful. The photographers get some really great shots, I even have a turtle in some of mine. All together it was a truly wonderful experience and I hope to surf with them again someday!
Written July 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Big Wave Dave Surf Co
BBBo66
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We surfed on Waikiki beach!!!
Great staff! Chris did an outstanding job on our dry demo. Very informative and supportive. Paul took us out on the
MitMd
MitMd
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Excellent Service!!! Worth the money.
We booked this company and the Surf lessons for my 2 girls. We did last minute but They send 2 people to teach girl
Zac S
Zac S
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Unforgettable, best part of my entire trip!
First of all shout out to our instructor Diana, she was the absolute best and really made the experience for us! M
Culinayart1
Culinayart1
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Great Time
My 12 year old son and my husband did this and had a blast. The instructor was patient and helped my son a lot. All
dawnmbent
dawnmbent
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Wonderful Instructor
Chris was the instructor for my 4 grandchildren and he was AMAZING! The kids loved him. His smile and laugh was c
949debbien
949debbien
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EXCELLENT!!
Five Stars This was an amazing fun time for my grandchildren! The tour guides were patient, knowledgeable and stre
Wander24514497442
Wander24514497442
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Kids had great time
Great instructors and beach but just no waves. Instructors were very patient and though. Not too crowded where actu
DaveSche
DaveSche
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Premier surf lessons and a great breakfast!
Big Wave Dave’s is the best! Our beginners were up and riding waves on first lesson! Chris was FANTASTIC! Patien
Justin A
Justin A
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Great experience for novice swimmer
As someone who only recently learned to swim, I was a little nervous about getting in the ocean but Chris was an am
spotmycat
spotmycat
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Chris was amazing!!
Our two teenage girls had nothing but great things to say about Chris their surf instructor. They said he was fun,
chrisdenny707
chrisdenny707
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Perfect surf lessons for the family.
What a blast. The whole place was organized, friendly, and kind. Instructors were awesome. My 9 year old got up on
777sangp
777sangp
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Great instruction for family surf lessons!
Our family of 4 (2 parents and 2 young adult boys) did the group lesson (2 instructors for 10 students). Chris was
qirongw
qirongw
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Too many people in group lessons
We had over 10 people in the group lesson and only one coach. It's hard to experience surfing as a beginner.
P4594QNstevens
P4594QNstevens
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Catching waves at Big Wave Daves
Great experience. Wished I would have booked it two times. Definitely worth repeating. Alex and Dave are awesome pe
naomimL5543PI
naomimL5543PI
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Great time!
Our instructor was amazing, made it super easy! I would definitely recommend for any total beginners