Kona Surf Company
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
At Kona Surf Company you can Learn to Surf ! Take a group, private or semi-private Surf lesson while in Kona Hawaii. We also Provide SUP ( Stand Up paddle) rentals and lessons!
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

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Brooks H
2 contributions
Mar 2022
Can't say enough about what a good experience our kids had. They are 26, 18, 13, & 11; none had surfed before. On our trip to Hawaii we saw mantas, hiked the volcanoes, snorkeled, saw dolphins.....but all 4 kids with no hesitation say surfing (with Kona Surf Company) was the best event of the whole trip! They cannot wait to surf again. None had ever surfed, but caught wave after wave. And I mean multiple times up on their boards. Nalu and Caden (sorry dudes if I spelled your names wrong) were beyond amazing. Both these instructors worked with unending energy for 2 straight hours in the surf coaching and laughing and celebrating with our kids. 10/10 would recommend Kona Surf Company.
Written April 4, 2022
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Alan B
Wakefield, NH12 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Solid day of surfing for the kids. This was supposed to be a group lesson but it was a holiday so not as many participants. As such my 2 girls basically got a semi private lesson with an instructor to themselves. This was their first time on boards and they were both up on their first run. Waves were shallow as it was low tide and a calm day but the instructor took them out a ways off the edge of the break and they were catching waves while other groups closer in weren’t riding much at all. Kids both enjoyed it and it was a new experience for them. Thank you Kona Surf Co.
Written July 4, 2022
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Cory H
5 contributions
Dec 2021
2 hour semi private surf lessons with 2 adults and 2 teens. We all had a great time. Instructor Ku (sp?) was so laid back and patient, and very nice. We all were able to get up on the board and my 15 yr old had it down right away and was riding every wave. We were super tired afterwards, but so worth it. Great customer care.
Written December 30, 2021
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Liz Ortman
Seattle, WA3 contributions
Apr 2022
My sister and I both wanted to do a surf lesson in Hawaii and we were not disappointed! She has a learning disability and is near-sighted, so we were a bit nervous. Our instructor was WONDERFUL and he was so patient and kind and held her hand as we got in the water, let us take breaks when we need them, and was just absolutely amazing. We are so grateful for such a wonderful experience and I would recommend this to anyone!
Written May 3, 2022
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Michael U
1 contribution
Mar 2022 • Family
We loved our surf lessons! Exceeded our expectations, and that's saying something. Instructor Lahiki was a true professional - calm and fun while still giving clear instructions. We are all beginners, family of 4 - parents and 2 kids 12 and 9. Lahiki pushed us all just the right amounts and we made major progress in 2 hours. When you catch a wave and stand up, you can't help but smile!
Written March 6, 2022
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Charles L
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
Each of our kids had a private lesson. The experience was quite disappointing. They've done a few surfing lessons in Oahu as a point of reference. Unlike in Oahu, the coaches seemed rather inexperienced and unengaging (spent much time talking amongst themselves vs working with the kids).

They did not go out until almost 2:30 and came back in at 3:40. The time in the water was barely over an hour. This is quite unacceptable for a two hour lesson. When I asked the coach, he said they started early, which is completely false. We arrived a little late due to traffic, so there was no way they could've started early. At least they should have given us the scheduled two hours until 4pm. Coming back over 20 minutes early for a two hour lesson is unacceptable.

We wrote them to provide this feedback after the lesson and received no response from them. Pretty clear to me this company does not care about providing a good experience. We will not hire them again.
Written April 13, 2022
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Dan L
3 contributions
Aug 2021
The family had a great experience with Dom and his team. Not only did we all get up, but we also came back for more. Dom is an excellent coach, he was prepared with different equipment, and a local knowledge that guaranteed we had great waves.
Written August 26, 2021
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sunnarborgs
6 contributions
Mar 2022
Our family of four all had a great time! Nalu and CJ were excellent instructors. My husband and I had surfed before, but our teenagers were rookies. We all were able to surf and had a great time doing it. There weren't many waves on the day we had scheduled, and we appreciated them being honest and recommending we come back another day. We were lucky that another day worked in our schedule, and the waves were perfect that day. Thank you, Kona Surf!
Written April 4, 2022
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Mike
Bangkok, Thailand6 contributions
Jul 2021
My 12 year old daughter and I had a great time. We originally booked on Tuesday, and had to reschedule for Thur. because there were no waves Tuesday morning. Book this activity early in your trip so you have time to reschedule if needed.
They also let me cancel a reservation for my timid 8 year old at the last minute without charge. All the instructors were great, and I highly recommend this company.
Written July 17, 2021
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Erik S
2 contributions
Dec 2021
My 8 and 11 year old daughters wanted to try surfing, so we booked a semi-private session with Jay and Nolu. The water was really calm, so the waves weren't all that big, but we all got some rides in anyway. My kids LOVED it. Really excellent first time experience.
Written December 27, 2021
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