We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lana'i Surf School & Surf Safari

Lanai City, HI, USA
More
Closed Now
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Travelers talk about

Lana'i Surf School & Surf Safari
Booking unavailable on Tripadvisor

Want other options you can book now?
6Reviews0Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 5
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
vcrindc wrote a review Apr 2021
San Diego, California11 contributions4 helpful votes
So I'm 48 years old and have never surfed in my life. We did a family vacation (me, wife and 13 year old daughter and 11 year old son). Both of my kids can surf, but my wife and I have never attempted it until we met Nick and his lovely family. Communication was great, Nick is a *TRUE* local to Lana'i, and he took us to a spot that's a 45 min drive from Lana'i city to a remote beach on the north east end of the island. Nick had all of the equipment for us to try, and both my wife and I were able to get up with Nick's help. We really enjoyed our time with Nick and I would highly recommend this. They only reason I can't give this 5* is that it was a bit on the pricey side after seeing the cost of surf lessons on other islands, but we were anxious to surf and still had a great time!
Read more
Date of experience: April 2021
Helpful
Share
paul Joseph b wrote a review Feb 2021
seattle12 contributions2 helpful votes
If learning to surf is on your bucket list and you find yourself on very beautiful Lana'i, Hawaii, Lana'i Surf School and Surf Safari will take you where you need to go and show you how all with a very gentle teaching style. Nick Palumbo II and his wife are both native Hawaiians, they're very knowledgeable and very charming. They shared stories of their life on Lana'i, and their families fascinating histories. Our time with them was a lot of fun, and we'll go back for another lesson next time we're on Lana'i. Very highly recommended adventure.
Read more
Date of experience: February 2021
Helpful
Share
JJCG wrote a review Sep 2019
Seattle, Washington32 contributions29 helpful votes
Our 13 year old daughter has become obsessed with surfing. Knowing that Lana'i is not known as a big surfing island, we didn't think she'd get much if any surfing in during our trip. That is where Nick came to the rescue! We hired him to take my husband and daughter surfing and it was the best thing we did our entire time on Lana'i. We rented a jeep for the day at the Four Seasons where we were staying, met Nick and Kawai in Lana'i City, then caravanned to the other side of the island to Lopa Beach. It's a trek on an unpaved road, but it is beautiful and gives you the opportunity to see the north side of Lana'i and its stunning views. Surfing: Lopa Beach was empty and we were the only ones there. Incredible! The waves were absolutely perfect for beginners and were consistent. So many waves to catch over and over again that landed on a soft, sandy beach. Nick and Kawai brought the right boards, rash guards, and booties and gave all the right instructions to get my husband and daughter up and surfing on practically every wave they tried to catch. It is clear that Nick is an expert on not just surfing, but specifically surfing on Lana'i. The added bonus was having Kawai there, as my daughter absolutely loves surfing with and getting some surf tips from female surfers. The history lesson: Beyond just surfing, Nick and Kawai are absolute gems to talk to about the history of Lana'i and all of Hawai'i. As natives of Hawai'i, they have an incredible amount of information on the history of everything that's ever happened there. It's wonderful to not just learn so much about the state we love to vacation in, but to find people so passionate about Hawai'i culture and its history. Please listen and learn from them, not just about surfing, but about all of Hawai'i. You will leave a better person and will find yourself feeling like you can truly hang out with Nick and Kawai in another life...that life where you move to Lana'i. ;) Do not hesitate -- book a lesson with them!
Read more
Date of experience: September 2019
Helpful
Share
Collin S wrote a review Jan 2018
Portland, Oregon2 contributions
These guys were great! Nick met my family and I right at our spot on the beach, was very flexible with our timing, and was full of great ideas. Prices were very fair! We already got started on ideas for the next time we visit.
Read more
Date of experience: January 2018
Helpful
Share
rdub3 wrote a review Sep 2017
NYC5 contributions4 helpful votes
Lanai isn't known for its surfing as much as the other islands, but there are beautiful waves here (with no crowds)! Nick is a fantastic guide and knows the island and the surf in and out. He is patient, thoughtful, and an all around great local resource. The beginner break is a little bit of a trip (~one hour drive) from the four seasons resort for those staying there but the drive is beautiful with stunning views and well worth it. An awesome way to spend a day or two in Hawaiian paradise.
Read more
Date of experience: August 2017
Helpful
Share
Previous
12