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Surfing - Family Lessons - Waikiki, Oahu provided by Ohana Surf Project

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Surfing - Family Lessons - Waikiki, Oahu

Surfing - Family Lessons - Waikiki, Oahu
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Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
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
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Korean, Japanese, English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Korean, 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
To start off your lesson, we come pick you up! Our knowledgeable staff will meet you at one of our convenient hotel pick-up locations. You’ll be stoked to ride in our air-conditioned and clean, easy-to-spot, orange-and-black "surf school bus." After our friendly staff introduce themselves, we will shuttle you to one of Waikiki’s best bodyboarding spots located just outside of the foot traffic. Once by the ocean, you will meet your instructor and talk about your previous experience, swimming strength or any other concerns or conditions. Finally, we gear you up with reef shoes and rash guard shirts and have you walk your high quality lesson boards to the beach. When you’re comfortable and ready, we leash ourselves to the board and into the water we go! After the lesson, retreat to the shade of our on-site tent to relax, hang with our instructors, or enjoy the perspective of watching the waves you have just been riding! You can check out photographs, videos, the work of our cameraman or buy some swag for yourself or friends. Then after your purchases are made, we drive you back to our convenient drop off locations.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 29666P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Professional instructor • All taxes, fees and handling charges • All necessary equipment including rashguard, reef shoes, and surfboard • A safe place to store your belongings
Exclusions
Gratuities • Souvenir photos (available for purchase)
Duration
2h
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 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA The meet location is near to the Barefoot Beach Café. If you google the Barefoot Beach Café you will be able to find us easily. Look for our Surf School Bus™ vehicles and black Mercedes Sprinter van. If you are driving down and need to park your car, bring quarters for the meters.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Professional instructor • All taxes, fees and handling charges • All necessary equipment including rashguard, reef shoes, and surfboard • A safe place to store your belongings
Exclusions
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 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA The meet location is near to the Barefoot Beach Café. If you google the Barefoot Beach Café you will be able to find us easily. Look for our Surf School Bus™ vehicles and black Mercedes Sprinter van. If you are driving down and need to park your car, bring quarters for the meters.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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 before the lesson (talk to your doctor for recommendations).
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
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, and 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.
Most travelers can participate
Complimentary transportation is available from select locations in Waikiki. Exact pick-up location and time will be emailed to you by the supplier.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
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Meander654796
2 contributions
Great family experience!
Great experience! We had a great day on the water. Matt and the other surf guides were awesome to work with! They were excited when we were able to catch a wave. They were also very patient and helpful for all of us to have a successful day. Everyone in our party had so much fun! Thanks again for a great day! Mahalo!
Written July 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rick_C
2 contributions
Ohana Surf Project Lots of Fun
Chelsea, Tiana, Kevin and the whole OSP team were so nice, patient, and lots of fun. Everybody stood up and rode waves. We recommend anyone looking to enjoy surfing to visit them.
Written July 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jennifer F
2 contributions
Such a great experience
Jun 2021 • Family
The entire team was amazing to work with. Mark was our coach and he was the absolute best! He was so positive, encouraging and knew exactly what he was doing. We had such a great experience and could tell the team loved what they do. The photographer was great and the team worked together to keep us in a rotation that maximized our wave time! We had a blast!!
Written June 23, 2021
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Liora W
1 contribution
The best experience
Jun 2021
This was a perfect day on the ocean with family learning how to surf! The instructors were friendly, fun , and knowledgable. We did a lot of activities on our trip but this was easily the best. It was a great bonding experience and worth every penny. We even had two little ones 5 and 6 with us and it felt completely safe the entire time.
Written June 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

trip2vacation
Fargo N.D.5 contributions
Surfing with the kids
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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Jeff C
Decatur, AL1 contribution
Great group
May 2021 • Friends
This was the best group of instructors! Our family had a great time. Troy and Gabby were amazing! They took time with each one of us and never gave up until we were all up and surfing! We highly recommend this group of fantastic instructors! Thanks for a great experience!
Written May 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Douglas C
1 contribution
Kids Nows Want To Be Surfers
Jan 2021
Absolutely incredible experience for two of my kids today. My 14 year old son and 15 year old daughter both had been eagerly awaiting the surfing lessons and the experience exceeded the expectation. The quality of instruction was incredible and the friendliness/helpfulness of the staff was very genuine. Both of my kids rented surfboards the following day to continue to do the activity and asked if we could buy some used boards. While it will be a long time before they are ready for the North Shore it is super cool when you can see your kids develop an interest in a new activity that will continue to challenge them.
Written January 7, 2021
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Roland E
3 contributions
Exceptional Surfing Experience!!
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

cangahuala
Greenbelt, MD4 contributions
A dream come true
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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Collette Z
1 contribution
Fantastic Experience
Dec 2019 • Family
We had such a great time with our 5 and 7yr olds. They are confident swimmers, and this was an exciting experience for them, as well as for my husband and I. We all managed to get up on our boards! The instructors were very patient and prepared. Can't say enough good things. They were awesome!
Written December 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Wipe Out!!!
My son fell in love with the Ohana Surf Project and after his first lesson with Matt he was ready to sign up for le
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Surfing Waikiki
Excellent experience for our two 14 year old granddaughters. Their instructor was Mark and he was great with them
mtchan26
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Fun and More Straightforward than I thought!
I was in Hawaii with a friend for her birthday, and she had always wanted to take surfing lessons. We found Oahu on
Destination621522
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Great times
We had 5 kids with 2 instructors. Kids had a great time… instructors were very detailed oriented. We will definite
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Surf aloha
We were gifted this experience for our wedding and absolutely loved it! We never surfed before and we’re able to su
Lori W
Lori W
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Fabulous must do when you visit
Had a wonderful time. I am 57 yo with my 30 yo son. They were very patient with me. After 50 minutes I was able to
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The Best!
I enjoyed my time in the water so much with Ohana that I am looking to book again before my flight leaves! Everyone
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A stellar operation!
I trusted the reviews for this company and booked surfing lessons for my family 2 months in advance. I wasn’t disap
Eddie_T724
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Surfing in Waikiki
I had a great experience: the instructor was knowledgeable and patient. The waves were enough to surf, but not over
Janét V
Janét V
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Excellent
Aloha! Kevin was so patient and kind for our family of 4... because we needed it. Our two young boys, 15 and 10, we
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A “must do” while visiting Oahu
This was the best experience! Everyone was super friendly and helpful. Tim was an excellent coach; super patient
Amy F
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Phenomenal instructors! Book now!
I cannot say enough good things about our experience! Tim and Mark were patient and wonderful instructors! My 17 yr
814rileys
814rileys
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A dream come true
My whole experience with the Ohana Surf Family was amazing! If you want to learn how to surf, this is the place to
926troyl
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Perfect and amazing
I had a blast with Matt. He was a great coach and waterman. We were close to the group which felt safe and comforti
Lcooper73
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5 star surfing lessons with Nick Morelli
What an awesome experience for my 15 and 17 year old. Nick Morelli was an outstanding surfing instructor and an all
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