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About Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea
Get SURF LESSONS and RENTALS with Kahaluu Bay Surf & Sea in beautiful Kona, Hawaii. As a winner of the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence award for the past 6 years, we offer our guest a V.I.P surfing experience that is fun for the whole family! Our friendly and certified staff of surf instructors teach people of all ages and skill levels how to surf in a fun and safe environment. Book your surf lesson today! We also have one of the largest selections of quality Surfboards, Stand Up Paddle Boards, and Snorkel gear for rent on the Big Island. The only surf shop located directly across the street from Kahaluu Bay, one of the best surfing and snorkeling beaches in Kona.
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Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island

You’ll never forget the thrill of standing up and riding your very first wave, and the entire experience is made even better when shared with family or friends. With the small-group surf lesson on the Big Island of Hawaii, allow an expert, local instructor to teach you the basics of surfing, from the proper method of paddling out to how to stand up on the wave. Here in the waters of Kahalu’u Bay, your instructor will be there right by your side with tips and helpful suggestions — and may even assist with a little push to get you up and riding. 
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2 hours
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Private Surf Lesson on the Big Island

It’s widely believed that the sport of surfing was invented here in Hawaii, and the calm waters of Kahalu’u Bay are the perfect spot to learn. During this private Kona surf lesson, you’ll learn from an expert, local instructor how to paddle and balance on the board, and how to stand up, ride the wave, and paddle back out for more. This tour is perfect for novice surfers or those with little experience, and by the end of this 2-hour surf lesson in Kona, you’ll have the skills to ride the waves like Hawaiian surfers of old. 
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2 hours
from $183.25

Stand-Up Paddleboard Lesson on the Big Island

During this stand up paddleboarding lesson in Kona, successfully learn how to balance and paddle your very own stand up, or 'SUP' board, and see for yourself why stand up paddling is one of the most popular activities in Hawaii. Along with your expert, local instructor, you’ll learn the best spot to place your feet and how to maneuver the board, as well as what to look for on the water and tips for efficient paddling. Since this Kona lesson is capped at four people, you can ensure a highly personalized experience while learning to walk on the waves. 
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2 hours
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t0m0neill wrote a review Oct 13
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Ben is a phenomenal surfing instructor. His optimism is boundless, infectious, and makes everything about surfing that much more fun. I had no prior surfing experience and, with Ben's help, I was up and surfing after just 30 minutes on the water! I have a lot left to learn, and I look forward to returning and learning all I can from Ben.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from KahaluuBaySurf, Owner at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea
Responded 1 week ago
Aloha t0m0neill, Super stoked to hear you has such a fun time surfing with us! We truly love surfing and sharing that love with everyone that comes through our doors. You did an amazing job picking up the basics and we hope to see you back for another surf lesson soon! Mahalo nui, Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea
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Geoffrey A wrote a review Oct 6
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I highly recommend this surf shop for both its quality stock of equipment rentals and incredible lessons. Ben and his wife run the surf shop together and go out of their way to make sure that we have the best possible experience. My group and I initially came out and rented surfboards with no experience, thinking that we could wing it (no lessons). It was fun, but ultimately we achieved only middling success. During our session, we saw Ben out nearby giving a lesson to a young family. His sincere passion and enthusiasm (particularly when working with kids!) was enough to convince us that we needed to book a lesson with him. He coordinated with us personally and ensured that we had our lesson on a day with supreme waves. The lesson itself was excellent. The flow was good and he offered the right balance of instruction, encouragement, and expertise. We were on our feet surfing by the end of the lesson. Overall, biiiiiig time aloha vibes. If you have never surfed before, Kahaluu Bay is your spot! You will have an absolute blast– just be sure to book a lesson here.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from KahaluuBaySurf, Owner at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea
Responded 2 weeks ago
Aloha angusbeef29, Mahalo for sharing your experience with us. We are super stoked to hear how happy you were with all the services we offer. You and your friends did an amazing job out there yesterday and definitely took your surfing skills to the next level. We sincerely appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you out on the water. Mahalo nui, Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea
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lisako B wrote a review Oct 6
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What a wonderful couple that owns this store. Took a lesson with them today, and they are so knowledgeable and just all around lovely. They teach you all the techniques and all about the break. I enjoyed every minute. You will really enjoy a surf lesson with them!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from KahaluuBaySurf, Owner at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea
Responded 2 weeks ago
Aloha LisakoSF, Thank you so much for surfing with us yesterday and the kind review! We are beyond grateful for your business and stoked to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. If you would like to come back and rent a surfboard to practice give us a ring anytime. Mahalo nui, Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea
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Itelltruth wrote a review Sep 2020
Kailua kona2 contributions5 helpful votes
My 8year’s old son took surf lesson from Ben. Ben is so nice and he teaching surfing with passion. We are so satisfied his lesson. And I want recommend his lesson to all the people who is interested in surfing.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from KahaluuBaySurf, Owner at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea
Responded 4 weeks ago
Aloha Itelltruth, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are stoked to hear your son had such a fun time learning to surf with us. It was so amazing to see his confidence in the water soar with each wave he rode. We sincerely appreciate your support of our business and look forward to seeing you out in the water! Mahalo nui loa, Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea
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Sekoah S wrote a review Sep 2020
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I highly recommend this amazing surf shop. The shop is in the most perfect location right across the bay! Their boards are top notch and come with wax and straps for the car. Ben was very accommodating for the rental and super helpful about the gist of the surf spot. Overall great vibes all around, I would definitely rent from them again!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from KahaluuBaySurf, Owner at Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea
Responded Sep 16, 2020
Aloha Sekoah, It was a pleasure meeting and surfing with you during your stay on the Big Island! Mahalo for supporting local businesses such as ours during these times. Safe travels to France and be sure to hit us up next time you are in Kona. A hui hou, Kahaluu Bay Surf and Sea 😎🤙🏼🌊
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