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Private Surf Lesson provided by Hawaiian Surf Adventures

Private Surf Lesson
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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.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
With departure times throughout the day, it's easy to meet your surf instructor at the shop in Hawaii Kai, and get "sized up" for your surfboard and gear before heading out to the waves. When your group is ready, your instructor will give you a short lesson on how to pop up on the surf board, and you'll then be taken out to the surf break for the ocean portion of the lesson. Hop in the van for the short drive to the beach, where the instructor can help you out to the break or shuttle you out by boat.  Once in the water, your instructor will coach and guide you in learning or refining your surfing skills. The water portion of the lesson will be roughly 60 -75 minutes, and at the end of your lesson, you'll be transported back to the shop to view some photos from out in the waves. Please note: You must be able to swim in order to take this class. 
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 19236P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Use of surfboard • Fuel surcharge • Knowledgeable Local Instructor • Free Parking • Rash Guards and Reef Shoes available (limited sizes)
Exclusions
Gratuities • Souvenir photos (available to purchase) • Taxes and Special Use Fees • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
Departure details
Oahu, Oahu, Hawaii Departure Point: Hawaii Kai Address: Koko Marina Center in Hawaii Kai 7192 Kalanianaole Hwy Ste D100B, Honolulu HI 96825 Return point: Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
Use of surfboard • Fuel surcharge • Knowledgeable Local Instructor • Free Parking • Rash Guards and Reef Shoes available (limited sizes)
Exclusions
Gratuities • Souvenir photos (available to purchase) • Taxes and Special Use Fees • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Oahu, Oahu, Hawaii Departure Point: Hawaii Kai Address: Koko Marina Center in Hawaii Kai 7192 Kalanianaole Hwy Ste D100B, Honolulu HI 96825 Return point: Returns to original departure point
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children can participate without an adult, but a parent or legal guardian must first sign waiver
Ability to swim is mandatory
The frequency of the waves, height of the waves, or any other aspect of wave/surf/water/weather/reef conditions cannot be guaranteed
Rash guards and reef shoes are available in limited sizes, and you can also provide your own.
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 6 travelers

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Love2Explore33
Pennsylvania6 contributions
Went back for a 2nd lesson!
Jun 2019 • Family
Originally booked a group lesson for my husband, myself and our 12-year old daughter. Conditions weren't great for surfing due to a lack of waves, and HSA called us prior to see if we could reschedule - they were excellent with their communication, going above and beyond to make sure we went to the right place with the right waves. Our instructor, Keoni, was fantastic and had our daughter up on the board her very first try; she fell in love with the sport, so much so, that we scheduled a second lesson for her. Keoni was once again, incredibly flexible with our vacation schedule and gave her some outstanding instruction. We cannot say enough about this company and our instructor. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a surf lesson with great customer service.
Written June 27, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Melody W
Philadelphia, PA40 contributions
Awesome surf lesson
Jun 2019 • Couples
Had a great surf lesson with Tom and Joe. Tom broke everything down for us and helped us to stand up on the board our first lesson. Super positive experience, great communication with the shop leading up to the excursion as well. Highly recommend this place!!!
Written June 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mandy S
2 contributions
Awesome, accommodating staff!
Oct 2018 • Family
We had a great time and I would highly recommend them. Never having surfed before, and having our 7 and 9 year olds with us, we had nothing to worry about. Great time!!
Written October 31, 2018
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Robyn A
Whistler, Canada9 contributions
Excellent surf instruction and great day!
Apr 2016 • Solo
I booked with Hawaiian Surf Adventures for a private two-hour surf lesson while on a quick stop over in Honolulu at the end of April and was I ever glad I did. Nobie was my instructor and he picked me up at the cruise terminal and suggested a couple of options based on my experience, and the conditions that day. What a great day we had. After a quick land lesson where we discussed the tide, winds and looked at the sets--and he checked out my pop-up technique--we paddled out. Nobie is an excellent instructor, a seasoned waterman and exceptional surfer. He also has a wealth of knowledge about the history of Hawaii and surfing. I learned so much in just one session and could feel the improvement in my surfing between the first and last wave I caught that day. He was also very encouraging and explained things in a way that have stuck with me. I have taken private lessons before at Waikiki from various kiosks that line the beach and have often been disappointed. It's Hawaiian Surf Adventures from here on in. I am really looking forward to more surfing lessons with Nobie in the future. I highly recommend anyone looking for a great day on the water--whether you have never surfed before or have some experience--to contact Hawaiian Surf Adventures.
Written May 12, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Aloha Robyn, Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are very fortunate to have Nobie as one of our many experienced surfing instructors. He has a passion for the water, including SUP, paddling and captaining charter boats, and loves passing on that passion to others. As a native Hawaiian, he also loves sharing his culture and heritage with visitors. Hawaiian Surf Adventures (HSA) is located away from the Waikiki crowds and for private lessons we can take our customers almost anywhere on the island. This includes surfing Waikiki (but away from the hassling crowds), our local south shore, Leeward side, and for our more advanced surfers we have the Windward side and North Shore. We are so glad you enjoyed your surfing lesson and can't wait to surf with you again the next time you are on Oahu. Mahalo nui loa! the HSA Ohana
Written May 14, 2016
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

TommyBoy020
Issaquah, WA1 contribution
Positive & Safe Environment!!
Jan 2011
I recently had the pleasant experience of being out in the water with Hawaiian Surf Adventure. Now, I had only surfed a few times before but was eager to give it another go because of their emphasis on catching waves in a secluded environment. I was extremely pleased that the whole experience was everything that I desired in a surf lesson. The instructors were very personable and took all the necessary precautions to ensure a safe experience for each surfer. This allowed me to feel more comfortable and focus on the FUN aspect of it all. After a nice boat ride out to their destination, the other folks in the class and I enjoyed a beautiful and virtually private go at some great waves where the instructors were very patient and made sure we all got a chance to feel like surfers for the day! Overall, had a wonderful time and got a cool T-Shirt as a keepsake :-)
Written January 26, 2011
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Aloha Tommy - We are very fortunate to have a secluded bay with no crowds jostling for the next wave. Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again the next time you are in Honolulu. Mahalo - the HSA Ohana
Written June 26, 2016
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Hawaiian Surf Adventures
Sheridan S
Sheridan S
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Super fun!
We had a lesson with Thomas, and he took us out we were hitting waves right away! He was a really good teacher and
David H
David H
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Instructor No Show
Booked surfing lessons for me and my 11 yr old son about a month in advance. This was supposed to be the highlight
Matthias J
Matthias J
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Excellent course
Thank you for this amazing experience this morning! We did surfing for the very first time and it really was fun! T
Marla W
Marla W
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First surfing adventure
Just as the other reviews have noted Thomas is a terrific instructor. Knowledgeable and personable. He made our fam
Erica E
Erica E
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Surf lesson
We had a wonderful time with Hawaiian Surf Adventures. They were very through and professional and even arranged fo
Ruth S
Ruth S
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Great way to learn surfing
My husband and I had never surfed before and they provided everything we needed to learn the basics safely. We both
Sara R
Sara R
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Awesome Surfing
We had an awesome morning learning to surf! We had our two kids 8 and 10 with us. Thomas our instructor and Toshi o
Veki0613
Veki0613
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SUP class
Great class today with Thomas!! Had a great time paddling around Hawaii Kai inlets and even saw a turtle! 🌺🌺Mahal
Evelyn G
Evelyn G
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Great way to learn to surf!
The best part about the surfing lesson was that they took you out on a boat to a surf break in a quiet area. There
logan l
logan l
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Great for beginners an experienced
My instructor, Thomas did a great job of explaining the basics and helping my mom and I to catch our first waves! I
Ian B
Ian B
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'Charlie don't Surf'
As honeymooners we should have been sipping Mai-Tais by the pool. But when you've travelled half way round the worl
Carol K
Carol K
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Great first time paddle boarding
My husband and two teenage daughters had a great time going out paddle boarding with instructor Thomas and Captain
FarWanderer
FarWanderer
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Awesome time with private lesson
We had a great time with Thomas as a private surf instructor for my daughter. Booking was easy with Captain Dan, an
David S
David S
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The guys are awesome!!
We took 5 teenagers here for surf lessons and my wife ended up doing it as well!! These guys were fantastic. Outsta
Alan T
Alan T
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Great Experience & Service!
My family of 5 had great fun on our charter with Chris at the helm and Noah instructing. We learned to SUP board an