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Surfing - Family Lessons - Waikiki, Oahu
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Surfing - Family Lessons - Waikiki, Oahu

By Ohana Surf Project
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$94.24
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$94.24
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Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 6-90, max of 20 per group
Duration: 2h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Korean, Japanese, English, Spanish


  • Professional instructor
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • All necessary equipment including rashguard, reef shoes, and surfboard
  • A safe place to store your belongings
  • Transportation to and from designated meetings spots in Waikiki
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available for purchase)


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We offer free pickup from Waikiki from our four standard pickup locations 10-45 minutes prior to your lesson time: (1) Ilikai Hotel (2) Ambassador Hotel (3) Don Ho Lane Van Depot (4) Hyatt Regency For customers staying at the Ala Moana Hotel, Hale Koa Hotel, Kahala Hotel and Resort, The Ritz Carlton or The Trump Hotel, we may be able to arrange a special pickup closer to the hotel with a notification call or email at least 24 hours in advance. If either the customer or accompanying guest has a handicap or injury and needs to arrange a special pickup, please call or email us with 24 hours notice and we are more than happy to come directly to your hotel.
  • 2699 Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA Your pick up or meet at instructions will be emailed to you directly from Ohana Surf Project at least 24 hours before your lesson time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 29666P2

  • Family lessons require at least one child 12 or younger and one of their parents. Additional family members may be added.
  • If a student needs to be on the same board as the instructor then the child will need his/her own private instructor. Often children 6 and under may be on a tandem lesson, although if older kids feel uncomfortable in the ocean, then a tandem lesson helps them feel safer and is recommended for them as well.
  • If any participants cannot swim please advise the staff ahead of time as a private lesson may be recommended.
  • If any participants have any medical conditions or injuries that we should be aware of please advise the staff ahead of time.
  • If you are prone to seasickness, you may want to take a remedy you are accustomed to using about an hour before the lesson (talk to your doctor for recommendations).
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • These lessons are a ratio of 1 instructor for every 3/4 family members.
  • All of our written materials are also available in Spanish, Japanese, Korean and Chinese. We will do our best to accommodate, but cannot guarantee, Japanese, Korean, Spanish or Chinese speaking-instructors with enough advance notice.
  • Please come prepared for the lesson by wearing your bathing suit, bringing a towel and making sure to apply sunscreen ahead of time.
  • Complimentary transportation is available from select locations in Waikiki. Exact pick-up location and time will be emailed to you by the supplier.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Surfing - Family Lessons - Waikiki, Oahu?
Surfing - Family Lessons - Waikiki, Oahu price starts from $94.24. Discover and book Surfing - Family Lessons - Waikiki, Oahu on Tripadvisor
What is the Surfing - Family Lessons - Waikiki, Oahu cancellation policy?
Surfing - Family Lessons - Waikiki, Oahu cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Surfing - Family Lessons - Waikiki, Oahu on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Surfing - Family Lessons - Waikiki, Oahu?
Surfing - Family Lessons - Waikiki, Oahu is hosted by Ohana Surf Project. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Ohana Surf Project on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Surfing - Family Lessons - Waikiki, Oahu on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Surfing - Family Lessons - Waikiki, Oahu?
On average, this experience will take approximately 2h. Discover and book Surfing - Family Lessons - Waikiki, Oahu on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 29666P2

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

danc821
danc821
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A Must Do while in Hawaii!
Anyone with anything more than a passing curiosity about surfing should take a lesson from this group. The instruct
875liams
875liams
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The best part of my visit to O'ahu
This surf lesson was so fun. The instructor tailored my experience to my comfort and skill level. He gave me great
RaVincent
RaVincent
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Beautiful experience surfing
The teachers were wonderful, we had a fabulous time together! Perfect amount of time in the water. It was my first
tylerbJ7062AG
tylerbJ7062AG
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10/10 would recommend
I would highly recommend to anyone looking for surfing lessons! My wife and I loved it! Great instructors, great co
jimjayhawk
jimjayhawk
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Very fun - great instructors!
Awesome experience! Very fun and not scary at all. The water is very shallow so no worries there. The instructor
benjamincQ8418XV
benjamincQ8418XV
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First Time Surfing
The instructors were awesome! I had never surfed before and I'm a big guy, so I went in believing I would very like
ameliav734
ameliav734
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Best vibes! Super helpful instructors!
Tim was an incredible instructor and so helpful! I felt so much more comfortable in the surf as someone who’s strug
U985ALdaisym
U985ALdaisym
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A definite must when in Oahu
We were hesitant on booking surfing lessons as we are not strong swimmers, but we are so glad we did. We did a semi
joshuasJ6886LG
joshuasJ6886LG
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The best in Waikiki
This company and all the instructors are top notch. My son and I have used them a few times now. They know the reef
Julie H
Julie H
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Excellent private lesson
These folks are very customer service oriented. My instructor, Kol, was excellent and taught me a new tip. Padd
CarolD563
CarolD563
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Just Do It, Great Experience
Amazing, well worth it! Both of us had never surfed before. Did the 2hr lesson with our own instructor for tye 2 of
862jacopoc
862jacopoc
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First surfing lesson (1 on 1)
I took my first surfing lesson and it was so much fun! Perfect environment to learn. Instructions were simple and c
382annikah
382annikah
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Great team, super fun surf lesson!
Had a great time. Everything went smoothly and the entire team was really nice and attentive. They also made sure w
Jwscott11
Jwscott11
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Learn to Surf & Have fun Doing it
What an absolute blast. I went in with very low expectations of being able to get up on a board & left after ridin
555shayleeg
555shayleeg
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AMAZING!
This experience was an 11/10! Our instructor was Romeo. He was very kind and made sure we had the right technique t
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Jesse H
Vancouver, Canada17 contributions
Jul 2022
We did a family surfing session for me and my 9 year old son and a private 1 on 1 session for my 7 year old as he's not a confident swimmer. It was all of our first time trying surfing. Our instructor Kevin and Alana were spectacular. Both are great at what they do and they made the whole surfing session fun and non-intimidating. You basically will be among other groups of surf lesson takers as you will share the space. Therefore, you will encounter other instructors who will help guide you and give you comments.

The photos and videos were also outstanding and worth purchasing. All in all, we are so happy that we made the decision to join Ohana Surf Project for our first experience!
Written July 29, 2022
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ohanasurf
Thank you for sharing your experience, Jesse!! Kevin and Alana had a great time taking you and the kids out surfing! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and appreciate our teaching methods. That may have been your first experience, but we hope that won't be your last! Keep surfing, and we hope to see you and your 'ohana back in the water soon. Aloha from all of us!!
Written October 31, 2022
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Julie M
2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
We had 5 people doing this and our ranged from 47-7, they were great at working with us all. We had to upgrade because my 7 yr old isn’t a strong swimmer and they suggested she have an Instructor on the board with her for the two hours who would paddle and assist her, it was $60 additional to what we had already paid but it was worth it for her to feel safe. I only went out once because I twisted my ankle on the way out to the lesson but I was able to sit on the board and watch my girls swim and it was awesome!!!
Written July 26, 2022
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ohanasurf
Julie! Shoutout to you for being such a trooper throughout the lesson!! We're so glad that you all were able to feel safe and have lots of fun. Hopefully we can see more of you and your 'ohana! Lots of aloha from our 'ohana to yours~
Written October 31, 2022
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Tammy W
Houston, TX54 contributions
Excellent adventure! From the perky transport driver to the attentive instructors to the photographer and photo previews - this was a first rate experience for us. I have never surfed, and I stood up on my first try! My husband had a wonderful time, too. Really appreciated the safety instructions, as well as having one instructor for the two of us. Our instructor, ‘Que (sp?), took care to accommodate our specific conditions. I cannot express how thrilled I am to have been able to try surfing in such a picturesque place! If I can do it, anyone can. Don’t miss this experience! BTW, our hotel concierge scheduled this event for us - thank you to Outrigger Reef for setting it up!
Written January 28, 2023
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Roland E
3 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
Exceptional! We are returning customers and had an even better experience than our first time. This time we brought our cousins and everyone from our 6 year old to us old timers were able get up on the surfboard.

The entire Ohana Surf Project brought a positive vibe and had excellent ways to teach and encourage us. They also shot incredible video and photos of our family.

The value with what we got (2 hour family lesson with video) was also couldn’t be beat.

We looking forward to being repeat customers again and go for the trifecta!
Written December 12, 2020
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Pete A
Topsfield, MA1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Family
Great experience from start to finish. Transportation was on time and safe. Provided everything we needed. Most importantly - everyone surfed multiple waves. Great instructors. Everyone had a great attitude and made it fun.
Written February 28, 2022
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Thank you so much for writing us a review, Peter! We're so glad that we provided a great experience for you and your family, and we hope to see you all back again! Aloha, the 'Ohana Team
Written June 2, 2022
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trip2vacation
Fargo N.D.5 contributions
Jun 2021
We had a blast as a family! Our kids ages 9, 12, and 13 had never surfed before so didn’t know what to expect. Troy and Max were our instructors for a 2 hour family session and by the end everyone was riding the waves. It was calm enough to do instruction and yet still exciting. We felt this was a money well spent part of our vacation and would recommend to anyone!
Written June 5, 2021
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Surettec
New York37 contributions
Aug 2021
We were a family of 4 who all surfed for the first time ever with Kevin. He was wonderful! His broke down the basic technique for us on land, ran us through a few drills on land, then, out in the water, we all got up and surfed on the very first try! The entire staff could not have been more friendly or helpful. It was worth every penny and was THE highlight of our Oahu visit. Waikiki is probably the most beautiful (and beginner-friendly) surfing beach in the world. Thank you Kevin!! And thank you to the Ohana Surf Project for being so cool.
Written August 25, 2021
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Rachael K
New York City, NY3 contributions
Aug 2021
Our family ages 10 - 44 had a great time surfing with Ohana Surf Project! Pickup and drop off are easy - or walking if you are staying in Wakiki. The entire team had our group standing and riding waves during their first lesson. The whole team was patient and worked so well together to make sure everyone on the water was safe and having fun. LOVED the pictures and videos too!
Written August 15, 2021
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cangahuala
Greenbelt, MD4 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
As first time surfers, we had this dream of doing in it Waikiki for the first time. The Ohana crew made this experience even better than we expected. They are so nice and professional, super accommodating and helpful, you feel comfortable and relaxed the entire time. We look forward to coming back to Hawaii and having more lessons with them. Highly recommend this company and their staff.
Written January 25, 2020
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Jim C
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
A highlight our trip! Staff was amazing— kind, knowledgeable, funny. The family lessons are very competitively priced as were the pictures and videos. If you’re considering Ohana Surf Project, my advice is 100% do it!! Kevin was our instructor— He helped us feel safe in the water and adjusted the lesson to our family’s ability. The blonde woman who seemed to run it was also top-notch.
Written August 14, 2022
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ohanasurf
Thank you so much for your review, Jim!! We're so stoked that you and your 'ohana had a wonderful time, and we're glad that Chelsea, Kevin, and the team helped you to feel confident and safe! That's definitely our number one priority. It was a pleasure have your 'ohana, and we hope to surf with you all again soon!! Aloha from the whole team!
Written October 28, 2022
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