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1.5-Hour Semi Private Surfing Lesson in Honolulu provided by Gone Surfing Hawaii

1.5-Hour Semi Private Surfing Lesson in Honolulu

1.5-Hour Semi Private Surfing Lesson in Honolulu
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Feel safe during this surf lesson in Honolulu with CPR-trained instructors
Duration:
1h 30m
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Surfing can be quite a dangerous sport if you hit the water before you know what you’re doing. This private surf lesson in Honolulu makes sure you get the training you need in a group of up to three friends or family members. Plus, a rash guard and surfboard are provided for you, and your instructor is CPR-certified.
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.
Highlights
  • Practice your surfing skills with up to three friends or family members
  • All equipment—a rash guard and surfboard—are provided for you
  • Choose from multiple lesson times to best suit your schedule
What to expect
This private surfing lesson in Honolulu happens in the Waikiki Beach area. Once you meet up with your guide, you and your group of up to three people get suited up in rash guards. Your lesson starts on the beach. Find a surfboard you’d like to use for the day, and listen as your instructor teaches you the techniques of surfing while you're safely land. After each person in your group feels confident and ready, take to the water and ride the waves. Your private surf lesson ends on the beach, and you can choose to stay and enjoy the atmosphere, if you’d like.
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.
Highlights
  • Practice your surfing skills with up to three friends or family members
  • All equipment—a rash guard and surfboard—are provided for you
  • Choose from multiple lesson times to best suit your schedule
What to expect
This private surfing lesson in Honolulu happens in the Waikiki Beach area. Once you meet up with your guide, you and your group of up to three people get suited up in rash guards. Your lesson starts on the beach. Find a surfboard you’d like to use for the day, and listen as your instructor teaches you the techniques of surfing while you're safely land. After each person in your group feels confident and ready, take to the water and ride the waves. Your private surf lesson ends on the beach, and you can choose to stay and enjoy the atmosphere, if you’d like.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 34401P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • All activities
  • Local instructor
  • Professional instructor
  • Private lessons
  • Surfboard
  • Rash Guard
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir t-shirts (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir rash guards (available to purchase)
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Waikiki Shore Beach Service, 2161 Kālia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA Meet on the beach directly behind the Castle Waikiki Shore Hotel
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • All participants must know how to swim
  • Help us keep your children safe and please book anyone under 13 years old on a Private Lesson (required). Choose the same date/time and your group will still be able to surf together.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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
Inclusions
  • All activities
  • Local instructor
  • Professional instructor
  • Private lessons
  • Surfboard
  • Rash Guard
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir t-shirts (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir rash guards (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Waikiki Shore Beach Service, 2161 Kālia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA Meet on the beach directly behind the Castle Waikiki Shore Hotel
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • All participants must know how to swim
  • Help us keep your children safe and please book anyone under 13 years old on a Private Lesson (required). Choose the same date/time and your group will still be able to surf together.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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HabariSafari
Dillon, CO33 contributions
These guys are great at teaching first time surfers. I showed up for my lesson and the instructor told me it would be hard to catch a wave because there wasn’t much surf. He said he would still take me and my dad out, or we could come back in the morning when there would be a more consistent break. We chose to go back in the morning. My dad and I only lasted 1/2 hour, but I stood up and rode every wave (4 of them) and only fell off once. This was my second time ever surfing, the first time was 10 years ago and required no paddling (we walked on rocks to where the waves were breaking). I’m 44 and my dad is 66. Paddling out is exhausting (why we only lasted 1/2 hour), but riding the waves in is a blast! We had James. He is awesome!
Written May 28, 2022
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Shawn R
30 contributions
Great time surfing! One on one instruction worked well; I was able to surf by the end of the lesson. I will definitely do this again!
Written September 6, 2021
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jojoGSH
Aloha- Mahalo for the review! We specialize in the small private classes to cater to each surfers needs. Hope to see you in the water again. \m/
Written October 21, 2021
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Karla M
Key Biscayne, FL12 contributions
My husband and I took 2 semi private surfing sessions with Ivan during our one week vacation to Oahu. We have had a couple lessons before, but we really liked Ivan’s approach. He doesn’t over-complicate things, we were both up on our boards in no time. By the second lesson, we both had some great long rides. Ivan is super easy going and positive, the no stress lesson!! I highly recommend Ivan and Hook Up Surfing.
Written June 16, 2021
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GoneSurfingHawaii
Aloha Karla, Great to hear you had a successful lesson with Ivan! If you're ever back in Hawaii, we at Gone Surfing Hawaii would love to opportunity to take your guys out in the water. Check out our website for lesson availability or give us a call 🤙. Mahalo, The Crew
Written December 15, 2021
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paul S
Mount Horeb, WI3 contributions
I took a private 2 hr lesson and had such a great time that I booked a second one a few days later. The instructors were great, very friendly, knowledgeable, and supportive. They both knew when to push me a little out of my comfort zone or when I needed some extra help they would assist paddle out for another ride. The site, Pops was perfect both days. Also the online booking was super easy and reliable. The two sessions I did were the highlight of my HI trip for sure.
Highly recommended.
Written April 27, 2020
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GoneSurfingHawaii
MUCH MAHALOS for your the review, and we are honored to have been the highlight of your trip! Stoked to hear you had a great time and lesson both times! As for our instructors, we are very fortunate to have such an amazing team! The Crew
Written December 9, 2021
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Eric G
1 contribution
My buddy and I wanted to surf and we are not as young as our minds tell us we are. Our wives laughed when we told them. When we met the team and signed up, I knew we were in for a great time. They helped us understand what to do and not to do quickly on shore and then off to the waves. I have not had that kind of fun in a long time. What a blast. The guides were professional, helpful, and funny! Best money I've spent on the Islands in a long time!
Written April 21, 2020
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GoneSurfingHawaii
MUCH MAHALOS for the review, and LOVE how your minds are keeping you young and trying new things! We're super stoked to hear you guys had tons of fun! Mahalo, The Crew
Written December 15, 2021
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Dominique Bauer
Horgen, Switzerland7 contributions
Couples
My fiancé and I booked this surfing lesson as we wanted to try surfing for the first time. We had Shawn as a teacher and he was absolutely brilliant, nice, motivating and fun! We both stood up on our first wave and enjoyed being out in the ocean so much! We got rashguards and boards and also be sure to ask for the photographer that you can have taking pictures of you! They are not cheap, but definitely a must have, especially for first time surfers! We can highly recommend Gone Surfing, they are super fun and we had a wonderful experience that will last for a lifetime! Thank you, Shawn!
Written December 13, 2019
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jojoGSH
Mahala for surfing with us - we agree, Shawn is amazing. Stoked you stood up on your first wave! Yes, we recommend anyone wanting photos to request a photographer in advance to make sure we can capture the moments. Hope to see you in the water again soon!
Written January 24, 2020
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Sherry A
Yellowknife, Canada36 contributions
I had never been surfing before, have always wanted to try it so this vacation I did. Twice! It was so much fun and so easy with Trevor as my instructor. He explained everything so well that I got up on my second attempt on my first lesson! It was the most fun I have had. It's a totaly rush getting up and feeling the water push you. Trevor was fantastic, he was patient and was able to explain everything in ways that helped make the process easier to learn. I highly recommend Gone Surfing Hawaii for anyone who wants to learn to surf. It's fun for ALL ages!
Written December 2, 2019
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Stoked you chose us for your first session! Trevor is amazing - with 15 years of teaching experience he know the waves and conditions like the back of his hand. We hope to see you in the water again and mahalo for the review!
Written January 25, 2020
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Bo D
1 contribution
Couples
Well worth it. Experienced instructors went the extra mile to make the time productive and enjoyable. Sean ensured that we learned the proper way to surf and we spent more time getting up than wiping out. Highly Recommended.
Written November 14, 2019
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Mahalo for your review. Yes, our instructors do a step by step process that we found most effective for our beginners and experienced alike. Shawn is an amazing waterman and we will pass on the kind words!
Written January 25, 2020
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bayne20
Bristol, UK21 contributions
Couples
We saved the best for last in what was already an amazing holiday. This surfing lesson was the best way to top off our trip. Trevor was patient and full of useful advice, he made our very first surfing lesson an experience to remember😀 I even stood up on my first wave! We’re definitely hooked and wish we were back in O’ahu so we can keep practicing with Trevor. Thank you Gone Surfing for the best intro to The Surf Life👍🏾
Written October 21, 2019
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jojoGSH
Mahalo for your review. Yes, our instructors do a step by step process that we found most effective for our beginners and experienced alike. Trevor is an amazing instructor and we will pass on the kind words! We hope you'll be back for a visit soon!
Written January 29, 2020
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JILL9853
Wichita, KS50 contributions
Sirg was great with my son Levi
He enjoyed his experience and was taught well
Thanks for being safe and efficient
Written July 1, 2019
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jojoGSH
Mahalo for the review! We love working with children! Can't wait to see him the water again soon!
Written February 7, 2020
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Excellent surfing instruction
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